Dubai’s new surprise to the world, introduced by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad is simply enigmatic. This time venturing into the deep blue waters, Deep Dive Dubai offers the thrill of an ethereal lost city, submerged underwater. Qualifying as the world’s deepest diving facility, as per The Guinness World Records, it is a 60-meter-deep peculiar world bound to leave the venturesome souls with much thrill. You will be caught by surprise with what you get to witness at this diving experience.
In an effort to imitate the ‘Life on Land’ underwater, the facility has been themed around a modern-day ‘sunken-city’. So if you are an Indiana Jones fan and open to exploring lost lands, this place is meant for you. As you go deep into the pool, you get closer to the impression of a lost and abandoned city in full ruins but at the same time, don’t be taken aback when you come across an apartment setting with a bedroom, a kitchen, a dining area and a Harley Davidson parked right there in the garage with strangers roaming around resting on benches.
You are also very likely to be appalled when you come across a lively arcade setting, a vintage library filled with stacks of books, cars and motorbikes parked along a partially destroyed streetscape. Basically, anything you see on land, except for the fact that you get to witness all this while you’re afloat in depths of water.
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Key points to note that will ensure your experience at Deep Dive Dubai is even better
You are not a swimmer, so should you be worried?
The facility spans across three different categories wherein First Timers are welcome to ‘Discover’ the magic of Snorkeling, Scuba Diving, Freediving while Certified Divers are allowed to Free Dive and Scuba Dive, way into the depths, at any day of the year, with zero threats of a bad weather. The group also offers Scuba and Diving courses for those who take the zealous spirit a step further.
What if you get lost? Is it safe and hygienic?
If you’re worried about losing your way, it is important to note that the pools are equipped with nearly 56 underwater cameras that monitor divers, at all times. You will be accompanied by trained professional staff (International Divers), who will also deliver instructions before you enter the deep abyss and have a magical experience.
There are proper safety measures available on site and a health-friendly system in use that regulates used water every 6 hours and replaces it with fresh water for hygiene purposes. The temperature is set at 30 degrees, so you do not have to carry a thick swimsuit along.
What age groups are allowed?
Children above the age of 10 are permitted. Aged people as well as people with medical issues will however require a doctor’s approval.
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What is in store for people who do not wish to go for a dive?
When not in water, you can spend your time at the several amenities the complex offers such as the Gift Shop and the Dive Shop, an on-site restaurant. Also, the architectural design is such that it facilitates interaction with those underwater through a large glass window.
Do you need to take any precautions?
Like after any other dive, refrain from ascending to a height above 300 meters for the next 18-24 hours. For example, usually the idea of going to the Burj Khalifa after any kind of dive is dodged.
What are some Fun Facts about the place?
It so happens that Deep Dive Dubai is also an underwater film studio with a media editing room, a video wall, state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems to enhance your great escapade. It also allows you to learn scuba diving and free diving with certifications.
Address: Deep Dive Dubai, Nad Al Sheba 1, Dubai, UAE
So, if you’re looking for an out-of-the-world experience that feeds your zealous and audacious spirit, this growing sports venture in Dubai is the place to be. ◼
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© This article was first published online in Nov 2021 – World Travel Magazine.