Poland – The deepest swimming pool in the world has just opened

This body of water is filled with 8,000 cubic meters of water, more than twenty times the volume contained in a standard 25-meter-long swimming pool.

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The deepest swimming pool in the world with 45.5 meters of drop, intended for divers, opened this weekend near Warsaw Called Deepspot, it contains in particular reproductions of underwater caves and Mayan ruins, as well as a small wreck to explore.

This body of water is in total filled with 8,000 cubic meters of water, i.e. more than twenty times the volume contained in a standard 25-meter-long swimming pool.

Open despite the Covid

Unlike ordinary pools reserved for swimming, the Deepspot complex is allowed to accommodate customers despite the Covid-19 pandemic in Poland, as it is considered a diving training center providing courses.

A hotel whose rooms will offer a view of divers evolving to a depth of five meters must also be built. “It’s the deepest pool in the world,” Deepspot director Michal Braszczynski, 47, told AFP when it opened on Saturday.

The previous record in this area, recorded by Guinness, ie 42 meters of vertical drop from bottom to top, was held by the Montegrotto Terme swimming pool in Italy.

Deepspot manager Michal Braszczynski at the pool opening on Saturday.

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Other pool to come

The Polish body of water should however be quickly relegated to second place with the commissioning scheduled for next year in the United Kingdom of Blue Abyss and its 50 meters depth.

“There are no beautiful fish or coral reefs here, so it is not a substitute for the sea, but it is really a good place to learn and train in order to dive safely in. the seabed, ”commented Przemyslaw Kacprzak, a 39-year-old scuba diving instructor who was one of a dozen clients present at the opening of Deepspot. “And that’s funny! It’s like a kindergarten for divers! ” he added.

For the site director, this swimming pool “will also be used by firefighters and the army. There are a lot of training scenarios and we can also test different equipment ”.

It took some 5,000 m3 of concrete to build Deepspot. It took two years and cost around 40 million zlotys (8.9 million euros, 10.6 million dollars).

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