Deep Dive Dubai also features an underwater city.
With a depth of 60 meters and holding a staggering 14 million litres of water, Guinness World Records has verified Deep Dive Dubai’s new pool as the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving.
Located in Dubai’s Nad Al Sheba neighbourhood, Deep Dive Dubai’s pool features the latest technology and unrivalled facilities, including the region’s most advanced hyperbaric chamber, which will open later this year.
Deep Dive Dubai’s pool also features a sunken city that can be explored by divers of all levels, complete with abandoned streets that include an apartment, garage and arcade.
Freediving and scuba diving experiences and courses are offered to all ability levels by a team of international diving professionals and are priced from AED 800.
Among the 60m pool features are two underwater habitats with a dry chamber at six and 21 meters, as well as state-of-the-art sound and mood lighting systems. In addition, the pool water temperature is maintained at an optimal 30 degrees Celsius for the comfort of divers.
The 1,500sqm facility is shaped like a giant oyster in a nod to the UAE’s pearl-diving heritage and is also home to a dive shop, gift shop and an 80-seat restaurant that will open to the public later this year. In addition, large viewing areas on the lower floors of the building allow visitors to peer into the underwater environment.
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. 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.”
“In developing the concept and facility, we took inspiration from the bravery and fortitude of the UAE’s pearl-diving heritage. 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,” added Bin Habtoor.
Currently open by invitation only with public bookings to open in late July, Deep Dive Dubai’s guided experiences and courses are offered across three categories, Discover, Dive and Develop, and are open to both residents and visitors aged ten and over, ranging from complete beginners through to professional divers and athletes.
All experiences have a low guide-to-guest ratio, and all experiences and courses include high-end equipment rental – including Halcyon, Scubapro and Fourth Element. A range of underwater gear and photo and video equipment will be available for rent, with experience videos and photographs included with Discovery Dives.
Along with the title of 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 is also the region’s most dynamic meetings, incentives, conference, and event venue with the ability to hold a variety of events ranging from product launches, movie screenings and conferences through to birthday parties and weddings.