The deepest swimming pool in the world for diving has opened in Dubai and has sent netizens into a frenzy as they took to social media platforms to express their excitement.
The Deep Dive Dubai in NAS Sports Complex, Dubai has a depth of 196 feet 10 inches (60.02 metres). The pool set a Guinness World Record on June 27.
Earlier, the record of the deepest pool in the world was held by Poland's Deepspot, which has a depth of over 45 metres.
HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, opened Deep Dive Dubai on July 7 and also shared a video on Twitter.
Videos of the record-breaking tourist attraction shared by the crown prince on Instagram have taken the Internet by storm.
"An entire world awaits you at Deep Dive Dubai the world's deepest pool, with a depth of 60 meters (196 feet) #Dubai," Hamdan bin Mohammed said in his post on Twitter.
The Guinness Book of World Records had verified the depth of the pool earlier this June. According to the website, the pool, which is a concrete structure including a circular shaft constructed with a depth of 60.02 meters, provides different themes at various levels. It also showcases props to enhance the diving experience. While it was meant for private use earlier, it has now been opened to the public since July.
Guinness World Records also shared a post about the astounding record-breaking structure. "Deepest swimming pool for diving: 60.02m (196 ft 10 in) by Deep Dive Dubai," they wrote while sharing another video of the pool. While replying to their post, they also shared "The pool at @deepdivedubai in UAE officially opened this week. It'll primarily be an indoor scuba diving facility for training and recreational purposes, with facilities for education and recreation." In the next few posts, they added that people can even play chess and table football at the bottom of the pool.