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This article was originally published on June 12, 2020. Deepspot pool now holds the title for world’s deepest pool. Click here to jump to our section on Deepspot.
How Deep Is the Deepest Pool In the World?
The world’s deepest pool is located at the Hotel Terme Millepini in Montegrotto Terme, Padua, Italy. Known as Y-40 “The Deep Joy”, the 42.15 metres (138 ft) deep pool was designed by architect Emanuele Boaretto and recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Deepest Swimming Pool for Diving”.
Y-40 contains approximately 4,300 cubic metres (1,136,000 US gal) of thermal water kept at a temperature of 32–34 °C (90–93 °F). It features underwater caves as well as a clear, underwater tunnel for visitors to walk through.
Check out this video of champion freediver Guillaume Néry freediving in the world’s deepest pool in a single breath. Behind the scenes, Néry’s wife Julie Gautier also filmed the action in a single breathhold.
Fun Fact: Néry and Gautier also worked on an underwater music video together for Beyoncé and Arrow Benjamin for the song ‘Runnin’ (Lose It All)’. Learn more about the music video here.
Deepspot opened earlier this month and is now the deepest pool in the world.
Soon, though, the record for the world’s deepest pool will belong to Deepspot, a new waterpark for divers.
Located in Mszczonow, Poland, Deepspot is still under construction but is estimated to open in the latter half of 2020.
Deepspot’s specs and features:
- 45 metres (148 ft) deep
- 8,000 cubic metres (2,114,000 US gal) of water
- Artificial caves
- Underwater tunnel
- Conference rooms, training rooms, and hotel rooms with views of the diving pool’s interiors
Blue Abyss Pool
Also coming after Y-40’s title for the world’s deepest pool is Blue Abyss, which is set to open after Deepspot in the Spring of 2021.
Blue Abyss will reside on the Wirral Peninsula, Merseyside in the United Kingdom. Designed to be a research pool, the Blue Abyss will be used for training and development for commercial diving as well as spaceflight simulation.
Blue Abyss will be 50 metres (164 ft) deep and hold 42,000 cubic metres (11,096,000 US gal) of water.
Learn more about the vision behind Blue Abyss: