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World's Deepest Diving Pool Has An Underwater Hotel

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World's Deepest Diving Pool Has An Underwater Hotel

The world's deepest diving pool is now open to the world - and if its depth alone wasn't impressive enough, it also has an underwater hotel.

Deepspot recently opened in Msxczonów in Poland, about an hour or so outside of Warsaw, and boasts a noteworthy depth of 148ft (45m) - beating the previous record holder Y-40 Deep Joy, which can be found in the northern Italian town of Montegrotto Terme, by just three metres.

But as well as being used by experienced divers to test their skills, not to mention complete novices looking to dip their toes in the water, the centre is also home to a series of explorable tunnels, a restaurant, a 'wrecked' ship within its depths... and even a hotel.

According to reports, the hotel rooms are located at a depth of about 16ft (five metres) and offer windows that look directly out into the pool.

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The price of rooms there, however, is not yet known - only the diving aspect of the centre has been opened to the public so far, so you can't book your stay just yet.

The new centre is the deepest pool in the world. Credit: Deepspot
The new centre is the deepest pool in the world. Credit: Deepspot

Last month, Deepspot opened its doors to around a dozen or so keen swimmers who went to give it a go.

Speaking about the pool, Przemyslaw Kacprzak, a 39-year-old diving instructor, said it was a very exciting moment.

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He said: "There are no magnificent fish or coral reefs here so it is no substitute for the sea but it is definitely a good place to learn and to train in order to dive safely in open water.

"And it's fun! It's like a kindergarten for divers."

Jerzy Nowacki, a 30-year-old forestry officer and diving novice, echoed these sentiments and said it's a fantastic experience.

He said: "For my first time, we went down five metres but you can see all the way to the bottom - the wreck, the caves - it's magnificent!"

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It boasts a number of underwater hotel rooms. Credit: Deepspot
It boasts a number of underwater hotel rooms. Credit: Deepspot

While Deepspot's director Michal Braszczynski, a 47-year-old diving enthusiast, said the centre is going to be a hub for training firefighters and the army.

He added: "There are many scenarios for training and we can also test different equipment."

However, Deepspot will only hold the record of the world's deepest pool for a few short months, as a 50m (164ft) pool called the Blue Abyss is currently under construction in Colchester, UK, and is set to open early next year.

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The brainchild of ex-forces diving instructor and technology consultant John Vickers, planning for the project began back in September 2014.

Vickers commented: "As Apollo 11 Astronaut, Michael Collins said, 'It's human nature to stretch, to go, to see, to understand. Exploration is not a choice really; it's an imperative.'

"I wanted to push boundaries, to go beyond the expected, to plan for the future, not just for today. This is a huge undertaking, but the reality will be a legacy for generations to come."

Featured Image Credit: Deepspot

Topics: Coronavirus, swimming, Hotel, Covid-19, Poland

Dominic Smithers
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