World’s deepest pool opens in Poland

Posted on 29 November 2020

The world’s deepest pool has opened in Poland. The 45-metre deep pool has been named Deepspot.

Designed as a training ground for novice divers, the pool features tunnels, fake Cambodian ruins, and shipwrecks for divers to try in a controlled environment. Deepspot will also be used to train free divers and firefighters

Two years in the making, this site holds 8,000 cubic metres of water, which is 20 times that of a standard 25-metre pool. Around 5,000 cubic metres of concrete were used in its construction and it cost around R160 million to complete.

‘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,’ said Przemyslaw Kacprzak, a 39-year-old diving instructor to CTV News.

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

It won’t hold the record for long, however. The 50-meter (164-foot) deep Blue Abyss pool is expected to open in 2021.

Picture: Deepspot/Facebook

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