Manama, Sept. 4 (BNA): The official opening of the world’s largest underwater theme park, Dive Bahrain, will take place on 06 September 2019, following the completion of the initial phase of the project, comprising of submerging a 70-meter long Boeing 747, 20-22 meters below the water North of Bahrain, to become the first attraction of the 100,000 m2 theme park area.
Prior to the official opening, the dive park was also inspected by a group of diving professionals from registered dive centers, who were able to ensure all safety requirements are fully met to guarantee a safe diving experience and environment necessary for the public.
During the official opening ceremony, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism (MOICT), HE Zayed R. Al Zayani, the Chief Executive of the Supreme Council for Environment, HE Dr Mohammed Mubarak Bin Daina along with a number of professional divers will carry out an inaugural dive in the park to experience the magnificent underwater aircraft structure.
The MOICT announced that the dive park will be open to the public on Saturday, 07 September 2019, and welcomes those who wish to book their underwater dive experience with any of the registered dive centers listed on the website www.divebahrain.com.
The MOICT added that the listed centers on the website are the only registered centers, and have all participated in an orientation dive and are familiarized with key rules and regulations in preparation to organize trips to the park and offer a safe and enjoyable experience to the public.
In its next phase, the dive park will include several structures in addition to the aircraft, such as a replica of a traditional Bahraini pearl merchant’s house, which is being overseen and sponsored by Diyar Al Muharraq, an artificial coral reef and other sculptures that will be fabricated and submerged to provide a safe haven for coral reef growth and a habitat for sustainable marine life.
The eco-friendly park will also provide researchers with rich information and data on marine ecology and biology, and will enhance environmental awareness on the importance of preserving marine life.