A number of professional divers from Bahrain’s registered dive centers have been invited by the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Tourism (MOICT) to an orientation and inspection dive at the world’s largest underwater theme park, Dive Bahrain, on 31 August 2019.
The test dive took place 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 last June, to become the first attraction in the 100,000 m2 underwater theme park.
The group of professional divers from registered dive centers inspected the theme park’s aircraft, ensuring that all safety requirements are met ahead of the park’s grand opening to the public. The divers also submitted their recommendations, which will be incorporated as final touches are being made to this phase of the underwater theme park.
The MOICT highlighted that professional divers and water sports enthusiasts will be welcome to attend the grand opening soon.
The MOICT reiterated that diving and marine enthusiasts will be able to book their underwater dive experience through any of the Kingdom’ registered dive centers listed on www.divebahrain.com.
The listed centers have participated in an orientation dive to become familiarized with key rules and regulations in preparation for them to organize trips to the park and offer a safe and enjoyable experience.
MOICT noted that, 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, artificial coral reefs 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.