Bahrain is gearing up to welcome the world’s largest underwater theme park as the attraction is set to unveil after Eid Al-Fitr 2019, according to a report by the Daily Tribune newspaper.
The attraction, which authorities claim will be the world’s largest underwater theme park and will include a submerged Boeing 747 as its centrepiece, will also eventually cover a total area of 100,000 square metres, according to a report in January by the state-run Bahrain News Agency.
The diver site will feature the 70-metre long 747, the largest aircraft ever to be submerged.
According to the BNA, the site is being designed as a dive experience. Other features will include a submerged replica of a traditional Bahraini pearl merchant’s house, artificial coral reefs and other sculptures that have been placed underwater as a safe haven for coral growth and as a habitat for marine animals.
The eco-friendly project will become an international tourist attraction, given its large area, location and unique experience for diving enthusiasts. The dive site will also provide researchers with rich information and data on marine ecology and biology and will be a major boost to the Kingdom’s eco-tourism sector.