Bahrain is sinking a Boeing 747 for an underwater theme park
What's the most extreme theme park in the world? There are quite a few that can be added to the list. Bahrain however, wants to top all of them.
They're actually sinking a Boeing 747 airplane for a new underwater theme park. But to visit, you're definitely going to need a diving license.
Bahraini authorities will sink a Boeing 747 aircraft into the sea, with the attraction set to be the centrepiece for the kingdom’s upcoming underwater theme park set to open in August this year.
In addition to the 70-metre long submerged 747, the attraction, which authorities claim will be the world’s largest underwater theme park, will eventually cover a total area of 100,000 square metres, according to a report in January by the state-run Bahrain News Agency.
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.
In a statement, Sheikh Abdullah said that Bahrain believes the project will attract diving enthusiasts from around the world, as well as help researchers obtain information and data on marine ecology and biology.
We're off to go get our diving license.