Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani, Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, inaugurated the largest underwater theme park, Dive Bahrain, on Friday.
The initial phase of the project was completed recently by submerging a 70-meter long Boeing 747, 20-22 meters below the water North of Bahrain.
The underwater theme park, according to the ministry, is considered as the largest in the world and aims to further boost tourism.
During the official opening of the theme park, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, the Chief Executive of the Supreme Council for Environment, Dr Mohammed Mubarak Bin Daina along with a number of professional divers carried out an inaugural dive in the park to experience the magnificent underwater aircraft structure.
The dive park will open to the public on Saturday, 7 September 2019.
People interested in an underwater dive experience must register with the dive centers listed on the website www.divebahrain.com.
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.