The world’s deepest diving pool opens in Poland. The Express Tribune
A 45.5 m (150 ft) deep diving pool with artificial underwater caves and ruins of the Maya, the world’s deepest such structure, opened near Warsaw this weekend.
This complex, named Deepspot, also includes a small wreck to detect scuba and free divers.
It holds 8,000 cubic meters of water – more than 20 times the amount in an ordinary 25-meter pool.
Unlike regular swimming pools, DeepSpot can open in Poland despite coronavirus restrictions because it is a training center that offers courses.
A hotel with rooms in which guests will be able to see divers at a depth of five meters is also planned.
Deepspot director Micheal Braszenski said, “This is the deepest pool in the world. The 47-year-old diving enthusiast told AFP at the opening on Saturday.
The current holders of the Guinness World Record are in Montegreto Terme in Italy and are 42 meters deep.
The Blue Abyss pool planned to open in the UK in 2021 will be 50 meters deep.
The first day saw about a dozen customers, including eight experienced divers who hoped to pass the exam to become instructors.
Przemyslav Kacprzak said, “There are no spectacular fish or coral reefs here, so this is not an option for the sea, but it is definitely a good place to learn and train. Diver. Trainer.
“And it’s fun! It’s like a kindergarten for divers!”
Jerzy Nowicki, a 30-year-old forestry officer and diving novice, said: “My first time, we went down five meters but you can see all the way to the bottom – debris, caves – fantastic!”
Braszczynski said the pool will also be used “by the fire brigade and the military. There are many scenarios for training and we can also test various equipment”.
Some 5,000 cubic meters of concrete were used in the two years it took to construct the pool and it cost about 40 million zloty (8.9 million euros, $ 10.6 million).