Are you brave enough to face the deepest pool in the world? Well, Deep Dive Dubai is here for you.
*Trigger Warning: This is not for the thalassophobic. This article contains photos that may be disturbing to others. Thank you!
How deep can you sink while swimming in a pool? 5 feet? 6 feet? Or even 7 feet? How about a 60m (196ft) pool? Yep, that pool exists and it’s in Dubai!
Deep Dive Dubai is a unique experience for thrill seekers. We’ve heard of skydiving – fly like a bird thousands of meters above sea level, why not try diving a hundred meters below? If you are going for this activity then this article is for you as I will share with you our latest experience at Deep Dive Dubai!
The beginning of an exciting and exciting adventure
Here are some shots from my friend Hobograph and Nemanja’s great adventure at Deep Dive Dubai.
Deep Dive Dubai’s 196ft deep ‘underwater city’ includes ‘abandoned’ houses and an arcade to explore! Great, right? Unfortunately I wasn’t able to try it because I had surgery a few weeks ago, but I hope to try it when I get back.
The good thing about Deep Dive Dubai is that they also have introductory dive for beginners. So if you’ve never dived before, you’d have the chance to try it for the FIRST time in the world’s deepest pool! Talk about bragging, haha!
I’m not going to lie, when we arrived at Deep Dive Dubai and saw the pool it was too overwhelming to look at – “This pool is no fun! So deep!”, I thought. But hey, I’m adventurous and love a thrill, so I’m 100% willing to give it a shot! Then I remembered that I can’t do it this time because of my recent surgery. Another reason to go back! Lol
Fortunately, my friend Hobograph and Nemanja were able to try it and I can still share with you the experience they had.
The pool at Deep Dive Dubai is not your usual pool where there is nothing to see below. I mean, yes, it’s deep, but other than that, there’s more to explore once you dive in.
Diving here is like entering a new world! It’s like going swimming in the ocean (minus the fish and reefs, of course). There’s even a shopping cart! Ha-Ha! Don’t you want to go shopping?
They provide all the equipment so all you have to do is listen to the instructions, have the courage to dive and enjoy the experience! If you want to try it with your kids, it’s also no problem if they are 10 years old and above.
I was really envious watching them having fun swimming! I really wanted to go in and join them, but I just couldn’t. That was the moment I know I will definitely come back to Dubai for this. I really can’t wait to do this activity! So I guess I need to complete my goal of visiting every country in the world now so I can head straight to Dubai and go diving at Deep Dive Dubai. Ha-Ha!
What to learn more about Deep Dive Dubai
As I already mentioned, even beginners can dive. Even if you have no diving experience, no problem! There are instructors who can teach you. However, those with pre-existing medical conditions that prohibit someone from going diving are prohibited from trying this activity (just like what happened to me.) You can check the full health status of Deep Dive Dubai here.
For those who are certified divers, the depth of the dive will depend on your certification. According to Deep Dive Dubai, these diving depth conditions are:
- As certification and current practice allow
- Beginner divers up to 20m with fresh experience
- Advanced divers up to 30m with recent experience
- Trimix trained technical divers up to 60m with recent experience
If you’re serious about diving and want to turn it into a newfound ‘hobby’, you can enroll in Deep Dive Dubai’s Scuba Courses. They will provide all the equipment you will need, a friendly instructor, certification and other essentials you will need during the course.
You can check all their prices and book the experience directly here.