World's deepest diving pool in Dubai features entire underwater city

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World's deepest diving pool in Dubai features underwater city - According to the operators of Deep Dive Dubai, the 60-metre-deep plunge pool has already been entered into the Guinness World Records. - -/Dubai media office/dpa

Dubai, known for the tallest building in the world, is now going in the opposite direction with the world's deepest diving pool.

According to the operators of Deep Dive Dubai, the 60-metre-deep plunge pool has already been entered into the Guinness World Records.

The pool, which will open to the public later this month, holds 14 million litres of water and is divided into different theme areas.

Divers can explore abandoned houses, a car and even a film studio that are part of a vast underwater city. A high-tech lighting and sound system can create different moods, and the water is kept at 30 degrees Celsius so that no thick wetsuits are needed during the dive.

There are more than 50 cameras set up to monitor divers' safety as well as a 12-person hyperbaric facility in case of an accident.

Those who don't want to dive themselves can watch others explore the underwater world through windows or screens, and there's also a restaurant on the premises. Deep Dive Dubai is for experienced divers, as well as for families who want to take beginner courses.