(CNN) — Scuba divers can plunge to brand new depths without setting foot in the ocean thanks to a multi-million dollar facility that’s just opened in Poland.
Intended as a training and practice site for divers of all levels, it cost an estimated $10.6 million to bring to life and the construction process took over two years.
The impressive structure is fitted with a simulated “blue hole” running down to its deepest point, and even contains a small shipwreck, as well as artificial underwater caves and Mayan ruins for divers to explore.
Divers take the plunge at the world’s deepest swimming pool, which launched in Poland last month.
“And it’s fun! It’s like a kindergarten for divers!”
There’s also an underwater tunnel for spectators, while a number of onsite hotel “rooms with a view” at a depth of five meters will be available from December 14.
While it’s primarily aimed at scuba divers, director Michal Braszczynski told AFP that the facility may also be used as a training center for fire fighters and the armed forces.
Deepspot features artificial underwater caves and Mayan ruins for divers to explore.
However, Deepspot has taken the title, albeit not for very long.
The state-of-the-art facility, designed by architect Robin Partington, was scheduled to open this year, but this has been pushed back to late 2022 / early 2023 due to the pandemic.