Opening of the “deepest in the world” swimming pool in Poland
Divers can dive to whole new depths without setting foot in the ocean thanks to a multi-million dollar facility that has just opened in Poland.
With a depth of over 45 meters (about 148 feet), Deepspot is said to be the deepest pool in the world, containing 8,000 cubic meters of water, more than 20 times the amount of a 25-meter pool.
Designed as a training and training site for divers of all skill levels, it cost around $ 10.6 million to set up and the construction process took over two years.
The impressive structure is equipped with a simulated “blue hole” that descends to its deepest point and even contains a small wreck, as well as man-made underwater caves and Mayan ruins for divers to explore.
A diver’s paradise
“There are no beautiful fish or coral reefs here, so it is not a substitute for the sea. But it is definitely a good place to learn and train in order to dive safely in the water. free, “Polish diving instructor Przemyslaw Kacprzak told AFP at the launch of Deepspot, located in the town of Mszczonow, less than 30 miles from Warsaw.
“And it’s fun! It’s like a kindergarten for divers!
There’s also an underwater tunnel for spectators, while a number of on-site hotel “view rooms” at a depth of five meters will be available from December 14.
Deepspot was allowed to open despite Poland’s strict COVID-19 rules, as it is a training center that offers classes rather than a standard swimming pool.
Although it is primarily intended for scuba divers, director Michal Braszczynski told AFP that the facility could also be used as a training center for firefighters and the armed forces.
Passionate about diving, Braszczynski also owns FlySpot, a popular indoor skydiving simulator based in West Warsaw County in Poland.
Until recently, the Y-40 Deep Joy, located at the Millepini Hotel near Venice, Italy, was known as the deepest swimming pool in the world due to its depth of 42 meters.
However, Deepspot took the title, but not for very long.
The 50-meter-deep Blue Abyss, currently under construction in Colchester, England, will claim this honor once launched.
The state-of-the-art facility, designed by architect Robin Partington, was scheduled to open this year, but that has been postponed to late 2022 / early 2023 due to the pandemic.
™ & © 2020 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.