Deep Dive Dubai, the home of the world’s deepest swimming pool for diving said that public bookings are now open online at deepdivedubai.com, enabling the public to explore the 60-meter-deep pool, and its sunken city.
“Deep Dive Dubai allows thrill-seekers of all ages and abilities to dive into another world of possibilities in a safe, controlled, and exceptional underwater environment,” said Jarrod Jablonski, Director of Deep Dive Dubai. “Since unveiling Deep Dive Dubai to the world, we have been overwhelmed by the positive feedback from both our invited guests as well as beginner and experienced divers from all corners of the globe who are excited to visit. We’re now thrilled to invite the world in to experience it for themselves.”
Deep Dive Dubai’s pool features a sunken city that divers of all levels can engage with and explore, complete with an abandoned streetscape and featuring a fully furnished apartment, garage, and arcade, amongst other surprises. All courses and experiences are delivered by a hand-picked team of international diving professionals and supported by the latest equipment, technology, and facilities including what will be the region’s most advanced hyperbaric chamber.
Freediving, Snorkeling and Scuba Diving experiences and courses are now available to book online and start from AED400 ($108.8) per person. Designed for everyone of all ability levels, aged 10 and up, experiences and courses fall into three categories: Discover, Dive and Develop.
The Discover category of snorkeling, scuba diving and freediving experiences caters for those who want to try a single dive or snorkel or take their first steps towards certification as a diver. No diving certification is required. The newly added Discover Snorkeling experience is AED400 per person and includes fins, snorkel, mask, and special flotation vest for a one-hour guided snorkel, allowing guests to see first-hand the breathtaking depth and features of the sunken city.
Discover Freediving is a one-hour, guided, in-water experience that allows divers to dive up to 10 meters. Priced at AED1000 per person, it includes fins, snorkel, mask, and wetsuit, along with video of the experience. Discover Scuba Diving is a one-hour guided scuba dive, allowing beginner divers to dive up to 12 meters and interact with elements of the sunken city including car, telephone booth, library, bicycle, and chess game, among other features. Priced at AED1500 per person, all scuba diving equipment & gases are included along with a video of the experience.
The Dive category of experiences starts at AED600 and allows everyone from newbies to experienced individuals to freedive or scuba dive within their certification limits. The Develop category of courses includes PADI Open Water Diving certification which, priced at AED3600 per person and inclusive of all equipment rentals, is the ideal first step for beginners who want to progress in the sport.
Other courses within the Develop category are priced upon request and include a full range of recreational, technical, and leadership freediving and scuba diving courses and programs with an emphasis placed on programs that Deep Dive Dubai is uniquely placed to deliver including nitrox, advanced, deep, rebreather, and photography.
All experiences have a low guide-to-guest ratio, and all bookings include high-end equipment rental conveniently delivered poolside by Deep Dive Dubai’s team. With complimentary lockers, robe and towel rental included, all guests need to bring is their swimsuit and flip flops. With each booking, one spectator can accompany the diver to Deep Dive Dubai with up to two additional spectators allowed at AED100 per person.
Along with the sunken city, Deep Dive Dubai’s 60m pool also features two underwater habitats with dry chambers at six and 21 meters, 56 underwater cameras covering all angles of the pool, as well as advanced sound and mood lighting systems. The pool’s 14 million litres of water is filtered and re-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 degrees Celsius for diver comfort.
The 1,500-sq-m 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 as well as a variety of meeting, event, and conference spaces. Large viewing areas on the lower floors of the building allow diners at the restaurant and other rooms to peer into the underwater environment.
Located in Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, Deep Dive Dubai is open Wednesday to Sunday, from 12pm to 8pm. With ample free parking onsite, the facility is easily accessible from main Dubai tourist and residential neighbourhoods and is only a 15-minute drive from Downtown Dubai, and a 20-minute drive from Dubai International Airport. The Deep Dive Dubai team wishes to remind the public that access to the facility will only be granted with a prior online booking. – TradeArabia News Service
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