It makes an Olympic swimming pool look like a puddle.
As if Dubai were not filled with enough record-breaking attractions, the United Arab Emirates metropolis is now home to the world’s deepest pool, complete with an underwater city, caves and more.
“A whole world is waiting for you in Deep Dive Dubai, the world’s deepest pool,” Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum wrote on Instagram. He was one of the first to visit the engineering round on July 7th.
In fact, the underwater wonder, which is part of the new Deep Dive Dubai attraction, measures a breathtaking 196 feet from top to bottom – almost 50 feet deeper than the previous record holder, Deepspot in Poland, CNN reported. This was enough to capture Guinness̵
If that wasn’t impressive enough, the oversized swimming pool holds a staggering 14 million gallons of fresh water, equivalent to six Olympic-sized swimming pools per year. Attraction site.
However, you will want to bring more than one bikini to this leather pool. Due to the water temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit, swimmers are advised to wear a thin wetsuit while taking a dip in the Deep Dive.
The large volume is not the only feature of the pool, which is housed in an oyster-shaped complex of over 16,000 square meters, a tribute to the UAE’s history as a pearl diving center, CNN reported.
Deep Dive’s star attraction is perhaps the intricate cave system and scattered underwater metropolis that divers are encouraged to explore as if traversing the lost city of Atlantis. Visitors can even play table football in the underwater arcade.
In addition, the multifaceted complex also functions as an aquatic film studio – the largest of its kind in the region – complete with an editing room in the same facility per. Location.
“There are a lot of diving pools in the world that are deep, but this one is so much more interesting,” said Deep Dive Dubai director Jarrod Jablonski. “There are so many things that it really is not fair to call it a pool.”
To ensure the safety of divers, Deep Dive is equipped with 56 cameras as well as the region’s most advanced hyperbaric chamber, which can handle up to 12 people at a time in the event of an emergency.
And guests do not have to worry if they do not boast Jacques Cousteau’s scuba skills, as the attraction offers diving courses for all levels of experience as well as guided tours. Meanwhile, landfills can watch water activities through the windows of an 80-seat restaurant that is massively equipped with TV screens.
Alas, Deep Dive is currently only available by invitation, but opens to the public later this year.
Along with Dubai’s Crown Prince, the place has been visited by the “fresh prince” Will Smith, who in a recent Instagram video described the experience as “madness”.
Just be sure not to visit the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest skyscraper – after taking a leap, the Deep Dive Dubai website warns.
“After a dive, it is recommended to wait 18 to 24 hours before ascending over 300 meters,” they wrote. “However, there is no risk in diving after visiting the tallest building in the world.”