Dubai is no strange to breaking records as the city is already home to the tallest building in the world. And now, it can lay claim to the deepest pool in the world. The breathtaking depths, which have been designed and constructed in a way that the world has never seen before, are a dream for divers. Featuring different rooms and various 'treasure' locations at different depths, there's no shortage of things to explore in this pool. In fact, those who didn't know otherwise would probably think it was more akin to a sunken city, rather than a man-made pool.
This diving pool is officially open for business and if swimmers are keen, they can take a chance at navigating this incredible underwater labyrinth.
The Details Of Deep Dive Dubai
This astounding dive pool extends to a depth of 169.9 feet, or 60.02 meters. That means the depth of this dive pool exceeds that of a 15-story building, which is wild to think about let alone swim to. Therefore, those who wish to stretch their swim legs and take a chance at deep-diving without taking to the open ocean can do so in a sheltered, controlled environment first. But don't get the wrong idea - just because this dive pool is man-made doesn't mean that it's without its diving challenges. The only difference is that they're fun challenges and not necessarily the same as navigating a century's old shipwreck or murky waters.
- Total Depth: 169.9 feet
- Volume: 14 million liters of water
- Size: Equivalent of six Olympic-sized pools
- Record-Breaking: Verified by the Guinness Book of World Records
What Divers Can Expect
Knowing how vast and deep this pool is, divers can look forward to a pretty immersive experience at Deep Dive Dubai. According to the spokesperson for Deep Dive Dubai, Abdulla Bin Habtoor, the mission of the pool is to "allow(s) thrill-seekers to dive inwards and discover a new underwater dimension filled with adventure and wonder." They also "offer an unparalleled experience with year-round diving, in a safe environment, with outstanding instructors and services."
Additionally, it was stated that the "facility is an investment in Dubai's growing sports culture and will add another world-class destination to Dubai's thriving tourist attraction and adventure tourism sector." This will only help to boost tourism but also comes as a promise to the world's most avid and thrill-seeking divers.
The Pool's Features
Since Dubai has also been known for its pearl-diving resources, the entire shape of Deep Dive Dubai has been constructed to resemble a giant pearl. While divers won't be pulling up clams from the bottom, they will be treated to state-of-the-art technology and an entire sunken city. The lighting within the pool is top-notch, along with high-end sound and a mood system. Those concerned about the filtration system in such a large tank shouldn't be, thanks to water that's circulated every six hours through volcanic rock. The filter system was also developed by NASA, and UV radiation helps to sort out impurities.
Upon first entering the pool, divers will be greeted with the sunken remains of what appeared to once be a bustling city. A portrait of Marilyn Monroe amidst crumbling walls, a sunken arcade room, an empty apartment building, and a library are all things divers will be able to discover and explore. If this pool sounds too expansive to explore on one dive, that's because it is - and it's recommended that divers take multiple trips to Deep Dive Dubai just to see the entire thing. Until the end of July, bookings are by-invitation-only until the pool opens up to the public. Then, it's fair game for anyone over the age of ten. With a constant temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit and well-lit corridors and rooms, this is a diver's paradise just waiting to be experienced.
Things To Know
- Beginner divers can only descend to a depth of 40 feet.
- Certified divers are permitted to free-dive with minimal restrictions, as well as the option to go with a guide or without one.
- Deep Dive Dubai offers courses for those who want to learn how to dive in a controlled environment.
- Divers ten and older are permitted to dive in the pool with parental or guardian consent.
- Visitors will also find a gift shop, dive shop, and a restaurant that seats 80 people at Deep Dive Dubai.
- Various conference rooms and halls will also be available for rent throughout the facility.
- Booking requests and information can be found here on the Deep Dive Dubai website.