PHOTOS: This 20-Storey-Deep Indoor Diving Pool Has a Sunken City & a Guinness World Record

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Dubai is already home to the world’s tallest building and now it can lay claim to the world’s deepest diving pool too!

Deep Dive Dubai recently opened on 7 July, just 10 days after being named the world’s deepest diving pool by the Guinness World Records. The new indoor pool is nearly 60 metres deep and to put it in perspective, one storey is equivalent to 3 metres, so that means it’s roughly around 20-storey deep.

It holds almost 3.7 million gallons of water or the equivalent of six Olympic-sized swimming pools, according to the company.

The diving pool is also home to a vast underwater attraction resembling a “sunken city” that divers can explore either on their own or with a guide. Apparently, it is so massive that several dives are needed to fully explore it.

According to Insider, beginners can dive to a depth of 40 feet, while those with certifications can explore the entire pool either with a guide or alone. Certified divers can also “free dive” – which is diving without a tank, using breath only – while connected to a fixed ascent line.

For now, bookings are by invitation only.

With its underwater caves and rooms featuring different themes and things for divers to do, “it’s really not fair to call it a pool,” the Deep Dive Dubai director Jarrod Jablonski said.

“There are quite a few dive pools in the world that are deep, but this one is so much more interesting,” he said.

Scroll down to take a look inside Deep Dive Dubai and get ready to be blown away!

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