Myzone is the industry’s leading wearable technology solution. Myzone’s wearable products show and reward effort when you work out. It displays accurate real-time heart rate, calories, and…read more
Underwater dive ‘theme park’ opens in Bahrain
Dive Bahrain, the world's largest underwater ‘theme park’ spanning an area of 100,000 metres², complete with a sunken Boeing 747, is now open to diving enthusiasts.
Developed in close cooperation between the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) and the Kingdom’s Supreme Council for Environment (SCE), Dive Bahrain aims to provide visitors with the opportunity to enjoy a unique diving experience within a large area.
The site, in close proximity to Bahrain International Airport, has a 70 metre-long decommissioned Boeing 747 as its centerpiece, the largest aircraft ever to be intentionally submerged.
In addition to the 747, the newly opened underwater attraction features a replica of a traditional Bahraini pearl merchant's house - which is being overseen by Diyar Al Muharraq - artificial coral reefs and other sculptures that have been fabricated and submerged to provide a safe haven for coral reef growth and to ensure a sustainable habitat for marine life.
The park also aims to provide researchers a rich source of information on marine ecologies, and will enhance environmental awareness on the importance of preserving marine life.
The attraction forms part of the BTEA's strategy of boosting tourism and further promoting this vital sector by making greater use of the Kingdom's natural assets and is expected to attract global recognition and become an international tourist attraction, given its size and location as well as the unique experience it will offer to both tourists and diving enthusiasts.
Since its successful submersion, professional divers from registered dive centres have conducted intermittent inspections of the aircraft to ensure the park's safety to both professional and leisure divers.
A spokesperson for Bahrain’s Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Zayed Bin Rashid Al Zayani, advised “the eco-friendly project will see Bahrain emerge as a key player in the field of eco-tourism and marine wildlife preservation by incorporating international environmental standards.”
For more information go to www.divebahrain.com
Image shows a diver in the sunken Boeing 747. Courtesy of Dive Bahrain.
25th June 2019 - Underwater hotel planned for Great Barrier Reef
18th March 2019 - Gold Coast dive attraction moves to next stage
28th February 2019 - Gold Coast multi-million dollar artificial reef project launched
13th May 2015 - Advanced Aquarium Technologies to build Oman aquarium
28th February 2014 - Underwater diving attraction to be revealed in Dubai
25th April 2012 - F1 brand won’t be harmed by Bahrain GP, Todt claims
10th October 2011 - Bahrain waterpark presents Pirate spectacular
8th August 2011 - Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo hosts tour for membership cardholders
8th October 2009 - Wahooo! Waterpark set for Bahrain opening
15th December 2008 - $2.6 billion Water Garden City development in Bahrain
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
Life Fitness Cardio Life Fitness Strength Hammer Strength Group Cycling Rowers Certified Refurbished Freeweights Benches & Racks Flooring Life Fitness is the global leader in the fitness…read more
We are Aussie Strength. The ultimate supplier for Commercial Gym Equipment that's built to deliver in the toughest environments. From USA-Built hardcore weight training equipment from Arsenal…read more
Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries…read more
Hadley Australia and Series Australia Pty Ltd are the leading quality theatre chair manufacturers in the southern hemisphere. The businesses work closely with architects, interior designers and…read more
Principal Consultant Simon Weatherill has spent the last 20 years developing the world renowned Melbourne Sports Hub, as former Chief Executive Officer of the State Sports Centres Trust…read more
Vticket Pty Ltd is the Australian and New Zealand distributor for Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc., the world leader in high-speed access control, admission control and ticketing software for the…read more
About Priava's Technology - Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!