A desert city playground with a unique combination of Arabian culture, mega-malls and audacious architecture in a setting of year-round sun, sand and sea. Great family hotels and a ridiculous number of family attractions too.
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Deep Dive Dubai [scuba diving & snorkelling]
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)|www.deepdivedubai.com|
With a depth of 60 metres, Deep Dive Dubai adds a new superlative to the city’s attractions. It’s the world’s deepest diving pool.
But this is no ordinary pool. Themed like a post-apocalyptic sunken city, divers can explore a fully-furnished abandoned apartment, play arcade games, sit on a sofa, and shoot some pool, all underwater. It’s a fun, underwater theme park and unlike any other diving facility anywhere in the world.
Don’t worry if you’re not a diver – you can join a Discover Scuba session, or even just snorkel, to get a taste of the experience. Certified divers can explore the true depths, and there are a number of courses designed to help you improve your diving skills.
Especially for under 12s
Children aged 6 and upwards can book in for a special ‘kids experience’ – choose between snorkelling, free diving or tankless scuba diving. If they’re over 10 they can also do a ‘Scuba Discovery’ dive up to 12m.
Getting there & doing it
Deep Dive Dubai is best accessed by your own vehicle or taxi – there’s plenty of parking on-site.
Sessions must be booked online in advance – arrive without a reservation and you won’t be admitted. Sessions last a couple of hours, including introduction and briefing. This is an individual, rather than a group experience, so you can go at your own pace.
The team of international instructors is excellent, and every activity is conducted with the utmost safety in mind.
When to do it
It’s open all year round, seven days a week.
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