A 100,000 square meter site, located north of the Kingdom of Bahrain on the Persian Gulf, has just become the world’s largest underwater theme park. When you think of theme parks, you probably picture ferris wheels and roller coasters, not scuba diving. Dive Bahrain was created to be a unique, eco-friendly experience for divers while “enhancing environmental awareness on the importance of preserving marine life.”
The site’s attractions include a dismantled 747 plane, originally built in 1981. The aircraft was submerged into the water after removing potentially toxic materials, then it was secured to the seabed. Additionally, it will include a “replica of a traditional Bahraini pearl merchant’s house, artificial coral reefs and other sculptures,” according to a press release. The BTEA, (Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority) hopes to increase international tourism and promote the Kingdom is Bahrain’s natural assets.
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