Thursday, January 27, 2022

Diving as an Immersive Experience – Deep Dive Dubai

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 more than 3.5 million gallons of warm purified water for guests to experience.

The Deep Dive Dubai Experience

Some of the wonders divers will discover in the “sunken city” include:

  • An apartment complex.
  • A car garage.
  • An arcade.
  • Other parts of the sunken city.
Underwater Exploration at Deep Dive Dubai
Exploration in freshwater filtered water is part of what the experience so enjoyable and memorable. (photo: Dubai Media Office)


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 freediving with a mask, fins, and snorkel. The experience also allows guests without certification to vicariously enjoy the experience by watching divers at various depths through windows contained throughout the outer shell of the set design. Events with up to 100 people, complete with catering, can be held at the facility. 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.

Oyster Looking Building
The building was created to look like an oyster. (photo: Dubai Media Office)

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.

(Feature and other photos courtesy of Dubai Media Office.)

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