The world’s deepest diving pool

The world’s deepest swimming pool for underwater diving has opened in Dubai. According to Deep Dive Dubai, it is 15 metres deeper than any other pool in the world. The pool has been verified by Guinness World Records as the world’s deepest swimming pool and holds the equivalent of six Olympic swimming pools. The pool has been verified by Guinness World Records as the world’s deepest swimming pool and holds the equivalent of six Olympic swimming pools.

People visiting this pool can practice both scuba diving- with a tank of air- and freediving- where divers simply hold their breath. As the divers go down, they witness a landscape of a sunken city with sound and lighting effects. Further, there are two air-filled dry rooms on the way down. This underwater diving facility in Dubai is shaped like an Oyster in reference to the UAE’s pearl diving heritage. The company says that the facility also holds the region’s largest underwater film studio. 

Slide 6 of 6: This underwater diving facility in Dubai is shaped like an Oyster in reference to the UAE's pearl diving heritage. The company says that the facility also holds the region's largest underwater film studio. (Source: Text and image/Reuters)
UAE’s pearl diving heritage

Located in Nad Al Sheba neighborhood in Dubai, this massive pool features a sunken city that divers across all levels can explore. The pool features sound and mood lighting systems as well as a unique filtration system. To maintain fresh water, it gets filtered and circulated every six hours using a siliceous volcanic rock. NASA-developed technology and UV radiation is also used within the filtration system. The pool’s water temperature is maintained at 30 degrees Celsius to ensure divers comfort. With a massive size of 1,500sqm, the facility features a diving shop, a gift shop and a restaurant that will be open to the public later this year. It also hosts a variety of meeting, event and conference spaces.

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