DUBAI: The world’s largest underwater theme park for diving enthusiasts has opened in Bahrain.
Covering an area of 100,000 square meters, the Dive Bahrain park has a 70-meter-long decommissioned Boeing 747 as its centerpiece, the largest aircraft ever to be intentionally submerged.
The site, close to Bahrain International Airport, also features 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 with a rich source of information on marine ecologies and will enhance environmental awareness on the importance of preserving marine life.
The project was developed in close cooperation between the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) and the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE).