Poland to open world’s deepest swimming pool

The world’s deepest swimming pool will open in Poland this autumn.

At 45m deep, the Deepspot diving pool will be the ideal place for beginner and professional divers alike to practise their skills.

It will be filled with 8,000 cubic metres of water – the equivalent of 27 Olympic-size swimming pools.

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Deepspot will take the deepest swimming pool title from reigning champ Y-40 Deep Joy in Montegrotto Terme, Italy, which has a depth of 42m.  

Based in Msxczonow, a town 40km southwest of Poland’s capital city, Warsaw, the pool is still under construction.

Non-swimmers can also enjoy the attraction, according to the website: an “underwater tunnel for spectators”, conference, training and hotel rooms with views of the pool will all be part of the finished product.

However, Deepspot will only hold the deepest pool title for about six months after opening. Blue Abyss, a 50m-deep pool, is set to open in the UK in 2020. It’s currently being built in Colchester.

It comes after the news that Europe’s first underwater restaurant has opened in Norway.

Under, which also means “wonder” in Norwegian, is located on the country’s southern tip, and is submerged in the North Sea.

Designed by Snoehetta, the Norwegian architecture firm behind the September 11 Memorial Museum in New York, the restaurant already has 7,000 customers booked in.

Although doors opened on 20 March to friends and family of the owners, paying guests gain access this month.

There’s room for around 40 guests in the underwater dining space, which provides ocean views through one giant glass window at the back.

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