Dubai: HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, today opened Deep Dive Dubai, the home of the deepest swimming pool for diving in the world.
The Crown Prince was accompanied at the opening by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Media Council.
Located in Dubai’s Nad Al Sheba neighborhood, Deep Dive Dubai’s pool has been verified by Guinness World Records™ as the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving at an incredible depth of over 60 meters and holding 14 million litres of water, the equivalent of six Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Featuring the latest technology and unrivaled facilities, including what will be the region’s most advanced hyperbaric chamber, Deep Dive Dubai’s pool also features an astonishing sunken city that divers of all levels can explore, complete with an abandoned streetscape and featuring an apartment, garage, and arcade.
The 1,500sqm facility, which is shaped like a giant oyster in a nod to the UAE’s pearl diving heritage, will be open to the public later this year. The pool has two underwater habitats with a dry chamber, 56 underwater cameras covering all angles of the pool, as well as advanced sound and mood lighting systems. The pool’s freshwater is filtered and circulated every six hours through siliceous volcanic rock, NASA-developed filter technology and UV radiation.
Deep Dive Dubai’s spokesperson Abdulla Bin Habtoor, said: “Deep Dive Dubai allows thrill-seekers to dive inwards and discover a new underwater dimension filled with adventure and wonder. This facility is an investment in Dubai’s growing sports culture and will add another world-class destination to Dubai’s thriving tourism and adventure sports sector. In developing the concept and facility, we took inspiration from the bravery and fortitude of the UAE’s pearl-diving heritage.”
Deep Dive Dubai’s Director Jarrod Jablonski, a world-record-holding cave diver and a leading global figure in the development of scuba diving said: “Deep Dive Dubai offers something truly unique for everyone and our team is committed to ensuring a memorable experience, with outstanding service. For those seeking a unique experience, Deep Dive Dubai provides an exceptional, safe, and controlled environment to learn all about diving.”
Apart from being the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving, Deep Dive Dubai is also the region’s largest underwater film studio, complete with a media editing room, a video wall, 56 underwater cameras, and the ability to create different moods with 164 lights positioned throughout the pool. With the capacity to hold events for up to 100 people and onsite catering options, it also serves as a unique meeting, incentives, conference, and event venue.