The deepest swimming pool in the world in Poland. Photo by Wojtek Radwanski (AFP / Scanpix)
A 45.5 meter deep diving pool with artificial underwater caves and Mayan ruins was opened this weekend near Warsaw. It is said to be the deepest structure in the world.
The complex, called Deepspot, also has wrecks of a small ship that divers can view. The pool needs 8,000 cubic meters of water to fill, which is more than 20 times more than the traditional 25-meter pool to fill.
Unlike conventional pools, the Deepspot complex can be opened despite existing restrictions in Poland as it is a training center offering courses.
There are also plans to build a hotel on the sides, from which guests can watch divers at a depth of five meters.
“This is the deepest pool in the world,” Michal Braszczynski, a 47-year-old diving enthusiast and director of Deepspot, told AFP at the opening on Saturday.
To date, the Guinness Book of Records has designated the 42-meter-deep pool in the Italian town of Montegorto Terme as the deepest pool in the world.
However, the deepest pool in the world, which just opened its doors in Poland next year, could be overtaken by the 50m deep Blue Abyss pool, which will open in the UK.
On the first business day of the new pool, approximately ten customers took the exam to obtain an instructor license.
“There are no spectacular fish or coral reefs here, so it is not a substitute for the sea, but it is certainly a good place to learn and train so that you can dive safely in open water,” said Przemyslaw Kacprzak, a 39-year-old dive instructor. – And it’s a lot of fun here! It’s like a kindergarten for divers! “
Mr. Braszczynski said firefighters and the military would also use the pool.
In more than two years, approximately 5,000 cubic meters of concrete has been used to build this pool. Construction cost about 40 million. zloty (EUR 8.9 million).
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