The “deepest in the world” swimming pool opens in Poland

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(CNN) – Divers can dive to whole new depths without setting foot in the ocean thanks to a multi-million dollar facility that has just opened in Poland.
With a depth of over 45 meters (about 148 feet), Deepspot is considered the deepest swimming pool in the world, containing 8,000 cubic meters of water – more than 20 times the amount of a 25-meter pool.

Designed as a training and practice site for divers of all skill levels, it cost around $ 10.6 million to set up and the construction process took over two years.

The impressive structure is equipped with a simulated “blue hole” descending to its deepest point, and even contains a small wreck, as well as man-made underwater caves and Mayan ruins for divers to explore.

Divers paradise

Divers take the plunge in the world’s deepest swimming pool, launched in Poland last month.

Courtesy of Deepspot

“There aren’t any great fish or coral reefs here so it’s not a substitute for the sea. But it’s definitely a good place to learn and train for safe open water diving. Polish diving instructor Przemyslaw Kacprzak told AFP of the launch of Deepspot, located in the town of Mszczonow, less than 30 miles from Warsaw.

“And it’s fun! It’s like a kindergarten for divers! “

There is also an underwater tunnel for spectators, while a number of on-site “view rooms” at a depth of five meters will be available from December 14.

Deepspot was cleared to open despite strict Covid-19 rules in Poland, as it is a training center that offers classes rather than a standard swimming pool.

Although primarily aimed at divers, director Michal Braszczynski told AFP that the facility can also be used as a training center for firefighters and the armed forces.

Seascape

Deepspot includes man-made underwater caves and Mayan ruins that divers can explore.

Courtesy of Deepspot

Diving enthusiast Braszczynski also owns FlySpot, a popular indoor skydiving simulator based in West Warsaw County in Poland.

Until recently, the Y-40 Deep Joy, located at the Millepini Hotel near Venice, Italy, was known as the deepest swimming pool in the world due to its depth of 42 meters.

However, Deepspot took the title, but not for very long.

The 50-meter-deep Blue Abyss, currently under construction in Colchester, England, will claim this honor once it launches.

The state-of-the-art facility, designed by architect Robin Partington, was due to open this year, but that has been postponed to late 2022 / early 2023 due to the pandemic.

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