Diving enthusiasts can now head to Bahrain to enjoy the world’s largest underwater theme park, known as Dive Bahrain.
The official opening of the site comes after a 70-metre Boeing 747 was successfully submerged at the underwater theme park.
The aircraft sits around 20 metres under water and is the largest plane ever to be deliberately submerged in the sea.
Dive Bahrain is an eco-friendly waterpark and the sustainable Boeing 747 attraction will provide a haven for sea-life to flourish and will help encourage fresh growth of coral.
Dive Bahrain spans over an area of 10,000 sq.mt. The site is located not far from Bahrain International Airport, just off the coast.
Other attractions submerged at Dive Bahrain include artificial coral reefs, a 900-sq.mt. traditional Bahraini peal merchant’s house, and a number of eco-friendly sculptures.
The site is also designed to raise awareness of marine preservation and provide researchers with information on sea life biology and ecology.
Speaking about the launch, HE Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism and chairman of Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), said: “We are proud to launch this unique eco-friendly project in partnership with local diving companies, the Supreme Council for Environment and the private sector.
“The new theme park will undoubtedly emerge as a global tourist attraction. The world-class project covers an extensive area and will provide an unforgettable experience for both tourists and diving enthusiasts alike,” HE Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani continued.