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Deep Dive Dubai – All About the World’s Deepest Diving Pool

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Looking for the perfect diving experience? Beginner or not, experienced or simply testing waters, Deep Dive Dubai is the perfect place for you! Ranging from experiences for inexperienced people looking to start diving, to expert divers, Deep Dive Dubai has a slew of options for everyone!

Deep Dive Dubai's pools were open to public from 21 July 2022, and boasts of highly advanced diving technologies , as well as a unique experience in the form of it's Sunken City - an underwaterscape created to enthrall those seeking to go diving into the deepest swimming pool in the world!

Read ahead to plan a perfect experience at Deep Dive Dubai!

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Deep Dive Dubai

Deep Dive Dubai Tickets


It is recommended that you purchase Deep Dive Dubai tickets online in advance for a date and time slot of your convenience. Slots are sold out almost on a daily basis, so it's best you buy tickets before hand. Depending on the kind of Scuba experience you'd like and how skilled you are at Scuba Diving, grab your tickets on Headout at the best prices on the internet.

Know Before You Go

  1. Deep Dive Dubai is open from 10:00 am to 08:00 pm, Wednesday to Sunday.
  2. Knowing swimming is a prerequisite for most experiences Deep Dive Dubai offers.
  3. All necessary equipment is included in the ticket prices across all experiences. However, it is recommended you carry regular swimwear, a bathtowel and flipflops.
  4. Make sure to check the terms and conditions of the experiences you book, especially if you intend to go with family as some experiences don't allow children under 10 to enter the waters.
  5. All minors must be accompanied by an adult and should present written consent.

Best time to visit Deep Dive Dubai


The best time to visit the pool is, of course, during the weekdays purely to avoid the weekend crowds.

While the pool is good to visit any time of the year because the temperature is maintained at a comfortable 30 degrees, September to March would be the best time to visit Deep Dive Dubai. The weather in Dubai at the time is mild, and will therefore allow you to enjoy all experiences Deep Dive Dubai has to offer.

Deep Dive Dubai - What's the Hype


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Sunset on the Deck - Deep Dive Dubai

Deep Dive Dubai is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. It offers an exhilarating experience for both first-time and experienced divers. The company provides a comprehensive package that includes all the necessary equipment, training, and support needed to make your diving experience safe and enjoyable. Deep Dive Dubai also offer a variety of other services such as snorkeling, dolphin watching, and fish feeding.

The world's deepest pool at 60 meters, Deep Dive Dubai is guaranteed to offer you some of the most unique diving experiences. With safety as one of it's messaging pillars, Deep Dive Dubai offers suba and freediving instructions with the latest equipment.

There are many other experiences offered by this astonishing record breaking space that are worth exploring!

The entire experience has been crafted very thoughtfully, including well-placed cameras to record your experiences. There is also a highly developed sound system at Deep Dive to create underwater soundscapes, and can also be used to communute with other divers.

Deep Dive Dubai by the Numbers

As with everything Dubai, Deep Dive Dubai is a unique experience on multiple fronts. With staggering numbers that break records, these numbers will only help grasp the marvel that is Deep Dive Dubai.

  1. Deepest swimming pool in the world for diving at a depth of 60.2 m, verified by Guinness Book of Records.
  2. Equivalent to 6 Olympic swimming pools with 14 million litres of water in the pool.
  3. It takes 6 hours in total to filter the pool’s fresh water!
  4. Unique only to Deep Dive Dubai, there are 2 habitats at 6 & 21 metres each, which allow divers to surface to a dry air space. Divers can remove their equipment here and get out of the water to catch a breath!
  5. There are 56 cameras under the water at multiple angles; amongst their many uses including safety, these cameras help create a video of your experience!

Inside Deep Dive Dubai


The Sunken City and its wonders

Deep Dive Dubai's extensive pools is not unique for just its size. The magnificent pool comes with an underwater cityscape to make for a dynamic experience for the divers, as opposed to the poolbed being made of merely by simple white tiles.

'The Sunken City' is fashioned after the concept of post-apocalyptic ruins of a city under water. The city can be explored at various depths by everyone taking part in the Deep Dive Dubai experiences, be it scuba diving, freediving or snorkelling. What makes this astonishing is that the cityscape underwater changes with each depth and gives the impression of nature taking over, the deeper you go!

  1. At 0-25m: Storefronts, streetlights, ATMs, benches.
  2. At 28m: A full apartment.
  3. At 38m: A motor garage featuring cars, motorbikes, arcade games, etc.
  4. At 40-60m: A deep shaft with brickwalls and graffiti.
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Sunken City - Deep Dive Dubai

The Technology at Deep Dive Dubai

Complete with state-of-the-art technology, Deep Dive Dubai is a lot more than just the world's deepest swimming pool! It boasts of a filtration system has been developed by NASA, and excellent filming capabilities!

The Filtration System

The pool's water filtrations system filters the pool's freshewaters every 6 hours; it is one of the largest and fastest filter systems in the region.

The water is passed through a perlite filter that consists of volcanic rock, where organic matter, along with dust and debris, is removed. Then, a state-of-the-art techonology developed by NASA uses the ionization process to control bacteria. Finally, UV reactors disinfect the water, getting rid of any bacteria before the water temperature is adjusted to be released back into the pool.

The Hyperbaric Chamber

A hyperbaric chamber is a pressurized chamber that is used for medical treatment or therapy. chambers are typically used to treat conditions such as decompression sickness, gas embolism, and carbon monoxide poisoning. The larger chamber features lounge chairs as well as a TV and can accommodate 10 people at a time.

Filming Capabilities

Deep Dive Dubai can accommodate a host of underwater filming requirements. Within the pool, the “sunken city” can be used as a film set backdrop with other set dressing options possible. The pool’s lighting system can be adjusted fully to darken the pool completely or illuminate it fully. Above water facilities including the pool deck, reception and restaurant feature a modern design and can be also used as sets. Back-end support includes a media editing room as well as a variety of offices and rooms. Deep Dive Dubai’s staff can also be engaged to provide professional underwater photo and video support, as well as editing support.

You can take a Deep Dive Facility Tour with an expert to gain an understanding of what goes into the functioning of Deep Dive Dubai and what makes it so special. This includes a visit to the Hyperbaric Chamber, a a meal at the restaurant and day-to-day operations of Deep Dive Dubai.

Top things to do at Deep Dive Dubai


1Explore the Sunken City

A major attraction at Deep Dive Dubai, the Sunken City waterscapes can be accessed by everybody taking a dive into the pool! It has different aspects of a cityscape to be explored at different depths. All your scuba diving, freediving and snorkelling experiences at Deep Dive Dubai will allow you to explore different levels of the Sunken City!

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2Become a Certified Scuba Diver

With controlled environments and safety precautions, no better to place to start to learn than here! Make sure to read through all that Deep Dive Dubai has to offer and pick what suits you best - don't let your inexperience deter you, and make use of what Discover has to offer! You can get certified here and get started on your diving journey. If you're well-experienced, you can further your education on diving with the Develop programs.

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3The Dive Shop

Visit the Dive Shop to pick a souvenir to comemmorate your visit to Deep Dive Dubai! The shop sells various Deep Dive Dubai merchandise, as well as top quality diving gear from premier brands.

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4 The Restaurant

Located in the Deep Dive Dubai premises, this restaurant can seat upto 80 people. Diners at the restaurant can view into the pool through any number of large viewing windows. The view is spectacular, and the restaurant would be a great way to end what would surely be a memorable, but exhausting experience.

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The Underwater Scuba Experiences at Deep Dive Dubai


Deep Dive Dubai offers experiences across three categories that takes into account the experience of the divers, and there's something for those who have never been diving either!

1Discover

For First Time Divers
First Timers - No Experience Needed Classroom TrainingIncludes Necessary Equipment

Your very first experience will happen in a safe and controlled environment, with guidance from trained instructors. The equipment provided will allow you to dive down to a depth of nearly 12m, and starts with a brief orientation that covers the basics of scuba diving and equipment operation. There will be some dedicated to practic in shallow water before heading off to explore the sunken city!

Explore the different packages that come with the category of Discover, and what each package has to offer you! This will help you find the perfect experience with Deep Dive Dubai so you can have the perfect experience.

  1. Sit through an orientation session before the experience.
  2. Explore upto 12m of underwater with 0 prior experience & hands-on training.
  3. Make use of all the diving experience that comes included in the ticket price.
  4. Bring your booking confirmation and swimware.
  5. With Premium Discovery, gain access to an cinematically edited video of your entire experience.

Note: You need to be a minimum of 10 years old to experience this, and free of medical conditions that exclude you from scuba diving. Knowing swimming is also a prerequisite for Deep Dive's Discovery. Presence of legal guardians and their consent required in case of minors.

  1. Perfect if you want to stay close to the surface of the water and not deep dive.
  2. Learn all there is to learn about snorkelling equipment under the guidance of an expert.
  3. Included in the equipment and gear is a swimsuit design to keep you close to the water's surface.

Note: You must be able to swim to partake in this experience. Presence of legal guardians and their consent required in case of minors.

  1. Freediving means the experience of going underwater without breathing equipment; essentially, it's all about the breath control.
  2. An expert will teach you methods and techniques to extend your stay underwater.
  3. You'll get a chance to explore the sunken city from the very surface of the water, and will be able to go to a depth of a maximum of 5m.

Note: You need to be a minimum of 10 years old to experience this, and free of medical conditions that exclude you from scuba diving. Knowing swimming is also a prerequisite for Deep Dive's Discovery. Presence of legal guardians and their consent required in case of minors.

LEARN TO SCUBA DIVE: If you're feeling particularly adventurous, Discover also offers a special course - Learn to Scuba Dive. With 3 different types of packages, you can learn to dive up to 18 metres. This could set you on the course to becoming a certified diver!

2Dive

For Certified Divers
Diving Certification Required Includes Necessary Equipment

Deep Dive Dubai, offers perfect diving conditions 365 days a year. So, if you’re a certified diver who is looking for an exhilarating and unique diving experience, look no further than! Experienced divers are also offered plenty of opportunities to explore, have fun, and develop new diving skills.

There are two different types of experiences that Deep Dive Dubai offers certified divers.

  1. Open to both experts and newly minted divers.
  2. Explore the 'Sunken City' upto depths allowed by your certification - 20 metres, 30 metres or 60 metres - and book accordingly!
  3. Irrespective of your level of expertise, you'll be accompanied by professional dive guides for both safety and to make the most of your experience.
  4. Proof of certification must be presented; recency is of utmost importance.
  5. Even if you have a trimix certification, the depth you are allowed to go to is determined by the recency of your experiences.
  6. Note: You need to be a minimum of 10 years old to experience this, and free of medical conditions that exclude you from scuba diving. Presence of legal guardians and their consent required in case of minors. Also bring your logbook (except Discover Scuba Diving and Open Water Course).

  1. Develop freediving skills and explore new depths in a single breath!
  2. Equipment including fins, is provided.
  3. Buoys, lines and safety lanyards are provided to ensure the safety that comes with diving in a controlled environment.
  4. Note: Proof of experience and proof of certification are both required.

Haven't been gone diving in a long time?  Don't let that deter you! Deep Dive Dubai offers a Scuba Refresher when you reach the check-out stage of your experience purchase. Keep in mind that opting for the refresher doesn't exclude you from having to present your diving certification!

3Develop

For Learning and Development
Something for All Levels of Experiences

If you’re looking to further your diving education, Deep Dive Dubai is the place for it! It offers a range of globally recognized courses in freediving and scuba diving, ranging from hardcore training to recreational & leadership programs.

Deep Dive Dubai offers a range of courses in both scuba diving and freediving.

  1. Learn all about scuba diving in a safe and friendly classroom.
  2. Open water courses are also available.
  3. Certification isn't required for try dives and open water courses, but knowing swimming is a prerequisite.
  4. Proof of certification must be presented; recency is of utmost importance. Bear in mind this course is designed to further your diving education, not teach you from scratch, so an entry level certificate is a minimum requirement.
  5. Note: You need to be a minimum of 10 years old to experience this, and free of medical conditions that exclude you from scuba diving. Presence of legal guardians and their consent required in case of minors. Also bring your logbook (except Open Water Courses).

  1. Develop freediving skills and explore new depths in a single breath!
  2. The freediving course under the Develop program teaches you to hold to dive deeper and stay underwater longer, all with a single breath!
  3. Buoys, lines and safety lanyards are provided to ensure the safety that comes with diving in a controlled environment.
  4. Knowing swimming is a pre-requisite.
  5. If you're taking an entry level course, proof of certification is not required. However, be prepared with a logbook if you end up booking a more advanced course.
  6. Successful completion of this course is awarded with a certificate.
  7. Note: You must be at least 16 years old to be able to partake in this course; written consent from legal guardians is to be delivered personally.

Deep Dive Dubai Reviews


What can you say about our snorkeling experience with Suman, a fantastic and friendly instructor who was showing us some tips and tricks on how to snorkel better and just an overall unbelievable coyote of hours. This is highly highly recommended.


- James Stott, TripAdvisor, August 2022

Deep dive Dubai is incredible! Our guide Titu was amazing and really took care of us! It was the three of us, my husband and I and our son and we all had a guide assigned to us. I was very scared and it took me a while to let go of the ramp , I also had moments of slight panic where I started breathing fast but Titu really helped me stay calm! This is a must do! The staff is awesome - the experience amazing ! Well worth it !


- Zehra S, TripAdvisor, June 2022

Where To Buy Tickets Deep Dive Dubai


Depending on what type of experience you choose, the prices vary across Discovery, Dive, & Develop. Starting at 400 AED for snorkelling, to 6000 AED for GUE Level One Scuba Diving.

  1. Discover: 400 AED - 6000 AED
  2. Dive: 900 AED - 1500 AED
  3. Develop: 4000 AED - 6000 AED

Deep Dive Opening Hours


Deep Dive Dubai is open from 10:00 am to 08:00 pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

Getting To Deep Dive Dubai


Deep Dive Dubai is located inside the Nas Sports Complex, in the infamous Nad al Sheba neighbourhood of Dubai. The area can be reached by both the metro and the bus, see below for details.

  • By Bus: 63E will drop you to the Nas Sports Complex where Deep Dive Dubai is!
  • By Metro: The Al Khail Metro Station is the closest one to Deep Dive Dubai.

Restaurants Near Deep Dive Dubai


If you find yourself hungry after your Deep Dive Dubai underwater experiences, there are a couple of fantastic restaurants around NAS Complex. While the Deep Dive Dubai could be your first choice, take a look at the following restaurants near Deep Dive Dubai that you could go to, just in case.

KŌYŌ Dubai
Infamous for its brunches, KŌYŌ Dubai is located in the Intercontinental Hotel. Serving highend Japanese food, sushi is a must try here!
100&10
Located on Muscat Street, 100&10 is the perfect place for you to eat at if you're looking to eat healthy! With a chic ambience and a perfectly balanced menu, you will surely enjoy your meals here. Their best dishes are Peanut Butter Porridge and Grilled Chicken Breast.
Fi'lia
Fi'lia serves high-end contemporary Italian food and is a perfect place to grab food during the evening. If you're looking to go in the afternoon, make sure to partake in the 3-course lunch. The Pavlova and the sea bass are among the best selling dishes at Fi'lia.
CÉ LA VI Dubai
With a beautiful terrace seating, this fine-dining restaurant offers an excellent view of the Burj al Arab. Their Saturday Brunch Champagne is a must-try!

Tips for your Visit


  • Before you dive, make sure to have a plan in place. This includes knowing where you're going to dive, what you hope to see, and what your safety limits are. By having a plan, you can ensure that your dive is both safe and enjoyable.
  • Make sure you have the proper gear for your dive. This includes a wet suit, fins, mask, and snorkel. If you don't have the right gear, you may not be able to safely dive.
  • Before you enter the water, take a few minutes to check your equipment and yourself. Make sure your gear is secure and that you are comfortable with it. Also, make sure you know how to use your safety devices.
  • When you're diving, be sure to follow the basic rules of safe diving. These include not diving alone, not diving too deep, and not holding your breath while diving. By following these simple rules, you can help keep yourself safe underwater.
  • One of the most important things to remember when diving is to know your limits. Don't push yourself beyond your comfort level or safety limits. If you're not comfortable with a particular dive, don't do it.

Things to do Near Deep Dive Dubai


Nad al Sheba area is largely made up of educational institutues and some residential areas. That said, if you plan your day right, you can still make a quick trip or two to some of the famous Dubai attractions near Deep Dive Dubai to unwind after your underwater adventure!

There's plenty to do within a 20 KM radius, and while not exactly walkable distance from Deep Dive Dubai, the below points of attraction are nevertheless easily accessible.

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