Bahrain to open world’s largest underwater theme park

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Covering an area of over 100,000 square meters, Bahrain is set to launch the world’s largest underwater theme park just before the summer of 2019.

According to Bahrain News Agency (BNA), the President of the Supreme Council for Environment, Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, announced on Saturday the building of the eco-friendly project, which will be done in partnership with the Supreme Council for Environment, Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), and the private sector.

But that’s not all there is to it.

The dive site is also set to have a 70-meter long Boeing 747 aircraft, the largest aircraft ever to be submerged underwater.

Additionally, the project will also provide multiple diving experiences to promote marine life growth, set around artificial coral reefs, and replicas of traditional Bahraini pearl merchant’s houses.

Speaking to BNA, Sheikh Abdullah stressed the importance of preserving Bahrain’s marine habitat by abiding by the highest international environmental standards, in hopes of making the country a go-to international destination in the field of ecotourism and for diving enthusiasts.

In addition to the leisure services provided, the park will also serve as a destination for researchers, environmentalists and biologists in the field of marine ecology.

The site is currently under construction, and is expected to launch in the coming weeks, allowing diving companies and vendors to set up and be ready before the coming summer season.