Dubai city is no stranger to breaking world records, from massive things to one-of-a-kind buildings.
Deep Dive Dubai recently added to the rich list of record-breaking achievements the city has with the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving.
The massive pool has a depth of 60.02m (196 ft 10 in) and holds a whopping 14 million litres of water, the equivalent of six Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Located in Nad Al Sheba neighbourhood in Dubai, the massive pool features a sunken city that divers from all levels can explore featuring abandoned streetscape, an apartment, garage, arcade and many other surprises.
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.
The exterior design is shaped like a enormous oyster to highlight the United Arab Emirates pearl diving heritage.
Deep Dive Dubai also offers freediving and scuba diving experiences as well as courses for all abilities, from first timers to experienced individuals.
Alongside the courses, participants can get a chance to gain scuba diving and freediving certifications.
"Deep Dive Dubai allows thrill-seekers to dive inwards and discover a new underwater dimension filled with adventure and wonder. We offer an unparalleled experience with year-round diving, in a safe environment, with outstanding instructors and services. This 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." - Abdulla Bin Habtoor, Deep Dive Dubai spokesperson
"we took inspiration from the bravery and fortitude of the UAE’s pearl diving heritage," Bin Habtoor added.
"We also hope to embody the determination of Emirati explorers and innovators, both past and present, as well as provide a platform for future achievements and discoveries."
Deep Dive Dubai has even had an A-list celebrity visitor, with actor Will Smith visiting the attraction in early July.