The world’s deepest swimming pool opens in Dubai with “Sunken City”

The deepest pool in the world is the Dubai House.

Dubai Deep Diving opened the pool in July for divers and thrill-seeking tourists. The 196-foot, 10-inch-deep (60.02 meter) pool has been verified by the Guinness World Records as the world’s deepest diving pool – beating the former registered holder Deep Spot in Poland by nearly 50 feet.

Below the surface, divers can explore the sunken city of Deep Dive Dubai, a post-apocalyptic underwater world. Tourists can explore underwater chess, foosball, and navigate an entire abandoned apartment with living room, bedroom, toilet, and garage.

Fifty-six cameras cover all angles of the pool for those looking for unique travel photos or the perfect Instagram post. The swimming pool is also equipped with mood lighting and a sound system, so that tourists can fully immerse themselves in the underwater world.

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The pool holds more than 3.7 million gallons of fresh water, the equivalent of more than six Olympic-size swimming pools and more than 37 times the adult average, according to Deep Dive Dubai.

According to Deep Dive Dubai, “The fresh water in the pool is filtered and diffused every six hours through the siliceous volcanic rock, filtering technology developed by NASA and UV radiation in one of the most filtering systems. largest and fastest in the region. ” The water is kept at a temperature of 86 degrees, so divers don’t need to wear thick wetsuits to explore the sunken city.

Captain: A diver experiences Deep Dive Dubai, the world’s deepest pool reaching 60m, in the United Arab Emirates on July 10, 2021.

Freediving and scuba diving lessons will be taught by international diving professionals for visitors of all levels. The pearl-shaped interior facility is a nod to the UEA’s pearl diving heritage. Inside the facility, visitors can dine at an 80-seat restaurant, shop in the gift and dive shops, or view underwater paradise from the lower levels of the buildings.

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Deep Dive Dubai is currently open by invitation only, but the company plans to open to the public in late July.

Among the names of the few celebrities who have already soaked their toes in the pool are Will Smith and Crown Prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who posted a video on Instagram of his swim.

Dubai is also home to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, towering over 2,717 feet tall with 160 stories. The Dubai Mall, located right next to the Burj Khalifa, has been named the world’s largest shopping mall, spanning over 12 million square feet and brimming with over 1,200 stores.

This story was reported from Boston.

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