Underwater Dive Bahrain theme park to open on 7 September
Bahraini tourism minister to dive in Phase 1 of the park, which includes a 70m-long decommissioned Boeing 747, on 6 Sept
Bahrain’s Minister of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism, HE Zayed R Al Zayani, announced that the world’s first underwater theme park, Dive Bahrain – which features a decommissioned 70m-long Boeing 747 as the main attraction – will open for the public on 7 September, 2019, following its launch by high-ranking Bahraini officials on 6 September.
Al Zayani, alongside chief executive officer of Bahrain's Supreme Council for Environment, HE Dr Mohammed Mubarak Bin Daina, and a number of diving professionals, will carry out an inaugural dive within the 10ha park on 6 September.
The opening marks the completion of Phase 1 of the project, which included submerging the aircraft 20-22m deep in the North of Bahrain.
According to BNA, Phase 2 will feature several structures, including a replica of a traditional Bahraini pearl merchant’s house, a project that is being overseen and sponsored by Diyar Al Muharraq.
The park will also feature an artificial coral reef and other sculptures that will be fabricated and submerged to serve as a habitat for marine life and support the growth of coral reef.
Ahead of the entertainment facility’s opening, a team of diving professionals from registered centres were invited to inspect the theme park. The team confirmed that all safety requirements were met to offer a safe experience for the public, BNA reported.