Diving enthusiasts, get ready to take a plunge like you’ve never taken before… because the world’s largest underwater theme park is officially open.
Spanning an area of 100,000m2, Dive Bahrain features a sunken Boeing 747 at an underwater site in close proximity to Bahrain International Airport.
At 70 metres long, the decommissioned plane serves as the theme park’s centrepiece, and is the largest aircraft ever to be intentionally submerged.
Dive Bahrain was created to offer visitors the chance to enjoy a unique diving experience within a large space, featuring multiple attractions.
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In addition to the Boeing 747, the newly opened underwater theme park will feature a replica of a traditional Bahraini pearl merchant’s house, which is being overseen by Diyar Al Muharraq.
Plus, the park will feature artificial coral reefs and other sculptures that will be fabricated and submerged to provide a safe haven for coral reef growth, and to ensure a sustainable habitat for marine life.
The eco-friendly park also aims to provide researchers with a source of information on marine ecologies, and will enhance environmental awareness on the importance of preserving marine life.
The world-class project was developed in close cooperation between the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) and the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE).
To learn more, or book your dive, you can check out the park’s website, which includes a list of registered dive centres.