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Dubai sets another world record: World’s deepest pool, a 196-foot deep pool with a ‘sunken city’

Deep Dive Dubai - World’s deepest pool. Dubai sets another world record

Dubai is already home to the world’s tallest building and the largest mall in the world. Now it can lay claim to the world’s deepest diving pool too. Deep Dive Dubai opened on July 7, just 10 days after being named the world’s deepest diving pool by the Guinness World Records.

The buzz around the swimming pool only grew when the crown prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, tweeted "An entire world awaits you at Deep Dive Dubai the world’s deepest pool, with a depth of 60 meters (196 feet) #Dubai" Sharing the Stunning Video Of World's Deepest Pool.

The new indoor pool is 60 meters (196 feet) deep and holds almost 3.7 million gallons of water. It’s also home to a vast underwater attraction resembling a “sunken city” that divers can explore either on their own or with a guide. The attraction is open to travellers aged 10 and older, including those who are donning a mask and tank for the first time. Bookings are by invitation only and will open to the public later this year.

Deep Dive Dubai describes the pool as a "world-record breaking facility" - one which is 15 meters deeper and four times bigger than any other diving pool in the world. The indoor pool is filled with 14 million litres of freshwater, the equivalent of six Olympic-sized swimming pools. Water temperature is maintained at 30 degrees Celsius. Divers - both beginners and professionals - will be able to explore "a stunning underwater attraction that is themed to resemble an abandoned sunken city."

"There are quite a few dive pools in the world that are deep, but this one is so much more interesting," Deep Dive Dubai director Jarrod Jablonski told CNN. "It's not only deepest and largest, but the sunken city effect makes it next world order.

"The Pearl Diving Pool is a facility of approximately 5,000m2 gross floor area constructed for His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum. It will primarily be an indoor scuba diving facility for training and recreational purposes, with facilities for education, training and recreation," Guinness said in its statement.

Published: 07th Jul 2021