The world’s deepest pool opens in Dubai, complete with subaquatic ruins

Dubai, the superlative-hogging desert city seemingly dreamt up by the editors of Guinness World Records, has done it again. Joining the highest infinity pool, longest indoor zip line, largest shopping mall, most massive indoor theme park, both the tallest hotel and tallest man-made structure of any kind, et al., Dubai is now home to the world’s deepest swimming pool with a depth of 197 feet.

Swimming pool, however, is a bit of a misnomer as this particular pool, filled with 14 million liters of water or the equivalent of six Olympic-sized pools, wasn’t constructed for leisurely lap sessions or splashing around. Dubbed Deep Dive Dubai, it’s the world’s deepest

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