by Joe Tracy, Editor of Theme Park Magazine
Themed and immersive experiences come in all shapes and sizes, and now one has taken it to new depths – Deep Dive Dubai.
Deep Dive Dubai created a large underwater city for scuba divers to explore while obliterating the Guinness World Records for the “deepest swimming pool for diving.” The pool has a depth of 196 feet and holds over 3.5 million gallons of warm purified water for guests to experience.
The Deep Dive Dubai Experience
Some wonders divers will discover in the “sunken city” include:
Only guests with diving certification can be a part of the scuba diving exploration. The diving depth a guest can go to depends on the level of certification. All divers, regardless of experience, must do their first dive with a professional dive guide.
Guests not scuba-dived certified can do free diving with a mask, fins, and snorkel. The experience also allows guests without certification can vicariously experience it by watching divers at various depths through windows contained throughout the outer shell of the set design. Events with up to 100 people can be held at the facility, complete with catering. There’s a cafe on-site with coffee, sandwiches, snacks, and juices.
“Deep Dive Dubai offers something truly unique for everyone, and our team is committed to ensuring a memorable experience with outstanding service,” says Jarrod Jablonski, Deep Dive Dubai’s Director. “For those seeking a unique experience, Deep Dive Dubai provides an exceptional, safe and controlled environment to learn all about diving.”
Those wanting to learn scuba diving and become certified can take lessons at the facility.
The outside of Deep Dive Dubai looks like an oyster in order to celebrate the United Arab Emirates (UAE) history as a pearl diving nation.
Deep Dive Dubai Also Targeting Filmmakers
Appealing to more than divers, Deep Dive Dubai has also turned its underwater city into a state-of-the-art “underwater” film studio. The pool and facility contain 164 lights, 56 underwater cameras, a video wall, and an editing studio.
For divers and filmmakers, the company boasts that it “can guarantee perfect diving conditions 365 days of the year.”
Deep Dive Dubai is located in Nad Al Sheba, which is about 25 minutes from Dubai International Airport. HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, opened the facility on July 7, 2021. American actor Will Smith also visited the facility prior to its opening.
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- Website: Deep Dive Dubai
(Feature and other photos courtesy of Dubai Media Office.)