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Dubai inaugurates world’s deepest swimming pool with a 'sunken city'

Deep Dive Dubai prides itself as "the only diving facility in the world" where you can go down 60 metres. Guided by lights and ambient music, divers can play table football and other games at the bottom as well as explore an "abandoned sunken city".

July 12, 2021 / 05:10 PM IST
The city of superlatives with the world's tallest tower among its many records, Dubai now has the deepest swimming pool on the planet complete with a "sunken city" for divers to explore. (Image: AFP)
The city of superlatives with the world's tallest tower among its many records, Dubai now has the deepest swimming pool on the planet complete with a "sunken city" for divers to explore. (Image: AFP)
Deep Dive Dubai, which opened on July 7 but initially by invitation only, prides itself as "the only diving facility in the world" where you can go down 60 metres (almost 200 feet), 15 metres deeper than any other pool, as confirmed to AFP by Guinness World Records. (Image: AFP)
Deep Dive Dubai, which opened on July 7 but initially by invitation only, prides itself as "the only diving facility in the world" where you can go down 60 metres (almost 200 feet), 15 metres deeper than any other pool, as confirmed to AFP by Guinness World Records. (Image: AFP)
It contains 14.6 million litres (3.8 million gallons) of fresh water, a volume equivalent to six Olympic-size swimming pools. (Image: AFP)
It contains 14.6 million litres (3.8 million gallons) of fresh water, a volume equivalent to six Olympic-size swimming pools. (Image: AFP)
Guided down by lights and ambient music, divers can play table football and other games at the bottom as well as explore an "abandoned sunken city" or just soak up the vegetation on the way. (Image: AFP)
Guided down by lights and ambient music, divers can play table football and other games at the bottom as well as explore an "abandoned sunken city" or just soak up the vegetation on the way. (Image: AFP)
The pool is equipped with more than 50 cameras, for entertainment and safety purposes. (Image: AFP)
The pool is equipped with more than 50 cameras, for entertainment and safety purposes. (Image: AFP)
A one-hour dive costs between $135 and $410, with Deep Dive vowing that it will open to the general public soon. (Image: AFP)
A one-hour dive costs between $135 and $410, with Deep Dive vowing that it will open to the general public soon. (Image: AFP)
The oyster-shaped structure pays tribute to the pearl-diving tradition of the United Arab Emirates, of which Dubai is a member, explained Deep Dive Dubai's director Jarrod Jablonski, an expat from Florida in the United States. (Image: AFP)
The oyster-shaped structure pays tribute to the pearl-diving tradition of the United Arab Emirates, of which Dubai is a member, explained Deep Dive Dubai's director Jarrod Jablonski, an expat from Florida in the United States. (Image: AFP)
Dubai, which from October hosts the delayed Expo 2020, reopened to tourists in July of last year and has organised one of the world's fastest vaccination campaigns against Covid-19. (Image: AFP)
Dubai, which from October hosts the delayed Expo 2020, reopened to tourists in July of last year and has organised one of the world's fastest vaccination campaigns against Covid-19. (Image: AFP)
A diver experiences Deep Dive Dubai, the deepest swimming pool in the world reaching 60m, in the United Arab Emirates, on July 10. (Image: AFP)
A diver experiences Deep Dive Dubai, the deepest swimming pool in the world reaching 60m, in the United Arab Emirates, on July 10. (Image: AFP)
Divers play mock chess while experiencing Deep Dive Dubai. (Image: AFP)
Divers play mock chess while experiencing Deep Dive Dubai. (Image: AFP)
A diver uses a mock shopping cart as he experiences Deep Dive Dubai. (Image: AFP)
A diver uses a mock shopping cart as he experiences Deep Dive Dubai. (Image: AFP)
A diver browses mock books as he experiences Deep Dive Dubai, the deepest swimming pool in the world reaching 60m, in the United Arab Emirates, on July 10. (Image: AFP)
A diver browses mock books as he experiences Deep Dive Dubai, the deepest swimming pool in the world reaching 60m, in the United Arab Emirates, on July 10. (Image: AFP)
A diver rides a mock bike as he experiences Deep Dive Dubai. (Image: AFP)
A diver rides a mock bike as he experiences Deep Dive Dubai. (Image: AFP)
A diver takes pictures of another riding a mock bike as they experience Deep Dive Dubai. (Image: AFP)
A diver takes pictures of another riding a mock bike as they experience Deep Dive Dubai. (Image: AFP)
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first published: Jul 12, 2021 05:10 pm

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