Dubai now has the “world’s deepest” pool allowing divers to explore an underwater metropolis.
If you dip beneath the surface at Deep Dive Dubai you can swim through a detailed lost Atlantis complete with graffiti and a large portrait of Marilyn Monroe hanging on the wall.
Divers as young as 10 can swim through a sunken flat, library and an abandoned arcade with a vintage Pac-Man machine, table football and pool table.
With an impressive depth of 60 metres, the pool has snatched the record from Poland’s Deepspot which is a mere 45 metres deep in comparison.
The Deep Dive Dubai pool has been filled with 14 million litres of fresh water maintained at 30C.
It is the volume of six Olympic-sized swimming pools and at least four times bigger than any other diving pool in the world.
Guinness awarded it the “Deepest swimming pool for diving“ title on June 27.
It is no surprise it has already attracted celebrities.
Will Smith was one of the first guests invited to try out the pool and on Instagram he called it “madness”.
The facility, shaped like an oyster in reference to the UAE’s pearl diving heritage, is also the region’s largest underwater film studio, the company said.
There are two air-filled dry rooms on the way down.
Visitors can practice scuba diving and even try freediving - where divers simply hold their breath.
The facility is open by invitation only but will open to the public later this year.
The crown prince of Dubai Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, a keen diver, was one of the first visitors.