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Gallery: Bahrain's new underwater attraction

The 70m-long decommissioned Boeing 747 aircraft will become the centrepiece for Dive Bahrain, which will be the kingdom's new underwater theme park set to open in August.

Gallery: Bahrain's new underwater attraction
World’s largest underwater theme park with a submerged Boeing 747 as its centrepiece
Gallery: Bahrain's new underwater attraction
Underwater dive site spanning an area of 100,000 s qm which would make it the largest underwater dive park in the world
Gallery: Bahrain's new underwater attraction
The diver site will feature the 70-metre long 747, the largest aircraft ever to be submerged
Gallery: Bahrain's new underwater attraction
Underwater theme park set to open in August
Gallery: Bahrain's new underwater attraction
Eco-friendly project in co-operation with the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE) and the private sector
Gallery: Bahrain's new underwater attraction
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
Gallery: Bahrain's new underwater attraction
The decommissioned Boeing 747 aircraft was bought from the United Arab Emirates for $100,000
Gallery: Bahrain's new underwater attraction
Submerged 20 metres below the surface
Gallery: Bahrain's new underwater attraction
The aircraft has been modified to meet all environmental standards and will be anchored to the seabed to prevent it from moving around in strong currents
Gallery: Bahrain's new underwater attraction
Settling in nicely to her new home and looking forward to welcoming you in August