The deepest dive pool in the world opened in Dubai

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The in the world (depth of 60 meters – 196 feet) just opened in Dubai. It is filled with 14 million liters of fresh water — the volume of six Olympic-sized swimming pools. The facility is open by invitation only for now but will open to the public later this year. One of the first visitors was the crown prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. In a tweet, Mohammed Al Maktoum posted a video featuring swimmers diving into the pool. The facility offers both scuba and freediving. The indoor pool is housed inside a 1,500-square-meter oyster-shaped structure. It also comes with an underwater ‘sunken city’ that features various city settings, including benches, streetlights and storefronts. Swimmers can see an apartment with a bedroom, kitchen, dining area and a garage featuring cars, motorbikes, arcade games and a pool table. Due to the 86 degrees Fahrenheit water temperature, swimmers are advised to wear a thin wetsuit.

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There are 56 underwater cameras surrounding the pool and a sound system that can relay messages to divers and create underwater soundscapes. Water is circulated every six hours through an advanced filter system to maintain hygiene. The pool is operated by a hand-picked team of international diving professionals who are supplied with the latest equipment. Deep Dive Dubai offers courses for both diving beginners and certified divers. 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 media.