World’s largest underwater theme park opens in Bahrain

World's largest underwater theme park opens in Bahrain

Dive Bahrain, the world’s largest underwater theme park covering an area of 100,000 m sq, is now open for diving enthusiasts.

The site has a 70m-long decommissioned Boeing 747 as its centerpiece, the largest aircraft ever to be intentionally submerged. The world-class project was developed in close cooperation between the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) and the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE).

Dive Bahrain will feature a replica of a traditional Bahraini pearl merchant’s house, which is being overseen by Diyar Al Muharraq, artificial coral reefs and other sculptures that will be fabricated and submerged to provide a safe haven for coral reef growth and to ensure a sustainable habitat for marine life.

The eco-friendly park will also provide researchers a rich source of information on marine ecologies. It will also enhance environmental awareness on the importance of preserving marine life, making Bahrain a key player in the field of eco-tourism and marine wildlife preservation by incorporating international environmental standards.

Close to Bahrain International Airport, Dive Bahrain is expected to attract global recognition and become an international tourist attraction, given its size and location as well as the unique experience it will offer to both tourists and diving enthusiasts.