DUBAI Opens WORLD’S DEEPEST Swimming Pool

DUBAI Opens WORLD’S DEEPEST Swimming Pool

DUBAI Opens WORLD’S DEEPEST Swimming Pool
Photo: CNN

The home of the world’s tallest skyscraper now opens the world’s deepest swimming pool.

Currently, the pool is open by invitation only but will be available for the public later this year. One of its first visitors is the crown prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also a diver.

CNN reported that the new Deep Dive Dubai features a 196-feet pool. This record makes it the world’s deepest swimming pool, with Poland’s Deepspot coming second. 

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The pool has 14 million liters of fresh water, the volume of six Olympic-sized swimming pools. Its water temperature is maintained at 30 degrees Celsius; this is comfortable enough for swimmers to dive wearing a thin wetsuit or a swimsuit.

The pool was also called an “underwater city,” where swimmers can explore an “abandoned” sunken city. It also has a play area and sound systems to create different yet fun atmospheres.

It will also be used as an underwater film studio, which is the largest in the region. 

Deep Dive Dubai will also offer swimming lessons for beginners and certified divers. Divers can explore the underwater by themselves after the guides give them a tour.

For safety checks, 56 cameras are installed around the pool. It also has the most advanced hyperbaric chamber which can carry 12 people. 

However, its management reminds its visitors to not visit Burj Khalifa right after diving. 

DUBAI Opens WORLD’S DEEPEST Swimming Pool
Photo: CNN

“After any dive, it’s recommended to wait 18-24 hours before ascending higher than 300 meters (1,000 feet),” the management said. “However, there is no risk in diving after having visited the tallest building in the world.”