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Deep Dive Dubai - Level 0

Dubai has records for the tallest skyscraper and largest shopping mall. Now it has the world's deepest dive pool. Deep Dive Dubai is 60 metres deep and contains 14 million litres of water. It is so warm that divers do not need thick wetsuits. It is in an oyster-shaped complex. It has a restaurant and a film studio.

Dubai's Crown Prince was one of the first guests. A website says the pool is a "stunning" attraction "filled with adventure and wonder". It looks like an abandoned underwater city. The pool has high-tech sound and lighting to create different underwater moods. The pool's staff are all expert international diving professionals.

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Deep Dive Dubai - Level 1

Dubai already has world records for the tallest skyscraper and largest shopping mall. Now it has the world's deepest dive pool. Deep Dive Dubai is 60 metres deep and contains 14 million litres of water - the same as six Olympic swimming pools. It is warm enough for divers to not need thick wetsuits. It is in an oyster-shaped complex with a restaurant and conference rooms. There is also a film studio for movie-makers to film underwater scenes.

The Crown Prince of Dubai was one of the first guests at the pool. He did a dive. Deep Dive Dubai's website says the pool is part of a "stunning" attraction that looks like an abandoned underwater city. It is "filled with adventure and wonder". It will take several dives to see it all. The pool has 56 cameras for the safety of divers. High-tech sound and lighting will create different underwater moods. The pool's staff are all expert international diving professionals.

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Deep Dive Dubai - Level 2

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Dubai has many world records. It has the tallest skyscraper, largest shopping mall, and most luxurious hotel. The UAE city now has the world's deepest dive pool. Deep Dive Dubai is 60 metres deep. It is filled with 14 million litres of water. This is the same as six Olympic-sized swimming pools. The water temperature is 30º Celsius, so divers do not need thick wetsuits. The pool is in an oyster-shaped underground complex with an 80-seat restaurant and conference rooms. There is also a film studio with an editing room. This means movie-makers will use the pool to film underwater scenes.

The Crown Prince of Dubai was one of the first guests at Deep Dive Dubai. He did a dive. Actor Will Smith also visited the pool. Deep Dive Dubai's website invites visitors to "explore a stunning underwater attraction that is themed to resemble an abandoned sunken city". It will take several dives "to explore the underwater city, which is filled with adventure and wonder". The pool has 56 cameras for the safety of divers. There are sound systems and high-tech lighting to create different underwater moods. The pool's staff are all expert international diving professionals.

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Deep Dive Dubai - Level 3

Dubai is famous for world records. It has the world's tallest skyscraper, the largest shopping mall and the most luxurious hotel. The city in the UAE now has the world's deepest dive pool. Deep Dive Dubai is 60 metres deep and is filled with nearly 14 million litres of water. This is the same amount of water that is in six Olympic-sized swimming pools. The water temperature is 30º Celsius, so divers do not need to wear thick wetsuits. The pool is part of an oyster-shaped underground complex. It has an 80-seat restaurant and conference rooms. There is also an aquatic film studio with a complete editing room. This means movie-makers will use the complex to film underwater scenes.

The Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, was one of the first guests at Deep Dive Dubai. He tested the water and did a dive. Actor Will Smith also visited the pool. The Deep Dive Dubai website invites visitors to "explore a stunning underwater attraction that is themed to resemble an abandoned sunken city". The site adds: "It will take several dives to explore this vast underwater city, which is filled with adventure and wonder. The pool is equipped with 56 cameras to ensure the safety of the divers. State-of-the-art lighting and sound systems create a variety of underwater moods." The pool is staffed by a team of expert international diving professionals.

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