Dubai tempts visitors with world’s deepest diving pool

Dubai tempts visitors with world’s deepest diving pool

The record-breaking facility is an investment in Dubai’s growing adventure tourism sector

Dubai is known for its superlative attractions. Its latest one is Deep Dive Dubai, the deepest diving pool in the world. Located in Dubai’s Nad Al Sheba, Deep Dive Dubai’s pool has been verified by Guinness World Records as the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving at a depth of 60.02 metres, and it holds 14 million litres of water – the equivalent of six Olympic-sized swimming pools.

The 1,500sqm facility, which is shaped like a giant oyster in a nod to the UAE’s pearl diving heritage, is also home to a dive shop, gift shop, an 80-seat restaurant that will be open to the public later this year, and a variety of meeting, event and conference spaces.

Large viewing areas on the lower floors allow diners at the restaurant to peer into the underwater environment

Featuring cutting-edge technology, the 60-metre pool comprises two underwater habitats with a dry chamber at six and 21 metres, 56 underwater cameras covering all angles of the pool, and advanced sound and mood lighting systems. The pool’s water is filtered and circulated every six hours through siliceous volcanic rock, NASA-developed filter technology and UV radiation in one of the largest and fastest filter systems in the region. The pool water temperature is maintained at an optimal 30℃ for diver comfort.

Deep Dive Dubai’s pool is also home to an astonishing sunken city that divers of all levels can explore, complete with a streetscape, an apartment, a garage and an arcade, among other surprises. 

Freediving and scuba diving experiences and courses are hosted by a team of international diving professionals.

Deep Dive Dubai 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.”


Currently open by invitation only with public bookings to launch 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 10 and up, 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, conveniently delivered poolside by Deep Dive Dubai’s team. A range of underwater gear, and photo and video equipment will be available for rent, with experience videos and photos included with Discovery Dives.   

For Deep Dive Dubai director Jarrod Jablonski, a world-record-holding cave diver, Deep Dive Dubai offers best-in-class diving safety practices, procedures and equipment. He said: “By design, Deep Dive Dubai offers something truly unique for everyone and our team is committed to ensuring a memorable experience with outstanding service for everyone, every time. For those seeking a unique experience, Deep Dive Dubai provides an exceptional, safe and controlled environment to learn all about diving. For experienced members of the freedive and scuba dive communities, it’s a facility and experience like no other.”

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