Worlds Deepest Pool Opens

The World’s Deepest Pool has Opened in Poland

Layout of the new DeepSpot pool

Layout of the new DeepSpot pool

Tyler Hatfield, Staff Writer

Scuba divers can now plunge into a brand new depth without having to rely on ocean training thanks to a first of a kind multi-million dollar facility that has just opened in Poland.
With a depth of around 148 feet (or over 45 meters), Deepspot has claimed to be the newest “world’s deepest swimming pool,” containing 10,464 cubic yards of water — more than 20 times the amount as a 27-yard pool.

Deepspot was built in the town of Mszczonow – less than 30 miles from Warsaw – and is intended to provide a training and practice site for divers new or experienced. The construction process took over two years to complete, and cost nearly $10.6 million to build.

The pool is fitted with a simulated “blue hole” running down to its deepest point, and even contains artificial underwater caves and Mayan ruins for divers to explore, a small shipwreck, and even an underwater tunnel for anyone who wants to spectate.
“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,” Polish diving instructor Przemyslaw Kacprzak told AFP during the launch of Deepspot.
Although it was primarily aimed at scuba divers, director Michal Braszczynski told AFP that their facility may also be used as a training site for firefighters and their armed forces.
Up until recently, Y-40 Deep Joy, in Hotel Millepini, near Venice, Italy was known as the world’s deepest swimming pool due to its 42-meter depth. However, Deepspot has taken the title, although not for very long as Blue Abyss in Colchester, England, will take this claim with its depth of 164 feet once the pandemic is over.