The deepest swimming pool for diving in the world has opened in Dubai. A staggering 196 feet (60 metres) deep, the pool is part of the new Deep Dive Dubai tourist attraction adding to the city’ grandeur that already has the world’s largest mall and the world’s tallest building.

On its website, Deep Dive Dubai has described the swimming pool as a ‘world-record breaking facility’. The pool is 15 metres deeper and four times bigger than any other diving pool in the world.

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Guinness World Records certified the pool ‘the deepest swimming pool for diving’ on June 27.  

“The Pearl Diving Pool is a facility of approximately 5,000m 2 gross floor area constructed for His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum. It will primarily be an indoor scuba diving facility for training and recreational purposes, with facilities for education, training and recreation,” Guinness said in its statement. 

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The spectacular pool has been created to resemble an abandoned, sunken city.

News of the swimming pool created a buzz after Dubai crown prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum shared a video of the pool on Twitter.

“An entire world awaits you at Deep Dive Dubai, the world’s deepest pool, with a depth of 60 meters (196 feet),” he wrote, sharing a video which features divers exploring an underwater city with sunken trees, washrooms and libraries.

The indoor swimming pool contains 14 million litres of freshwater, enough for six Olympic-sized swimming pools. The water remains at a constant temperature of 30°C,” according to Deep Dive Dubai.  

While divers are being allowed into the pool by invitation only right now, the pool is expected to be opened for all later this year. Swimmers of all capacities, professionals as well as beginners, will be able to explore the underwater attraction.