70-metre long 747 to be star attraction at world's largest underwater theme park
The centrepiece of Bahrain’s new underwater theme park, which is due to open in August, has arrived at its destination – 20 metres below the surface of the sea.
According to the official Twitter page of Dive Bahrain, the 70-metre long decommissioned Boeing 747 aircraft is “Settling in nicely to her new home and looking forward to welcoming you in August.”
Settling in nicely to her new home.. and looking forward to welcoming you from August
الطائرة مستقرة في محطتها الجديدة وترحب بهواة الغوص بدءً من شهر اغسطس القادم#DiveBahrain #Dive #Bahrain #Scubadiving #SCE #BahrainOursYours #ecotourism #underwater #underwaterworld pic.twitter.com/0bNXhiUU8C— divebahrain (@divebahrain) June 15, 2019
Previously it said divers had conducted final safety inspections before submerging the aircraft.
Situated off Diyar Al Muharraq, the aircraft will be anchored to the seabed to prevent it from moving around in strong currents.
In addition to the 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.
Our divers doing safety inspections this morning before final preparations get underway
جولة تفقدية صباح اليوم قبل بدء مرحلة التجهيزات النهائية#DiveBahrain #Dive #Bahrain #Scubadiving #SCE #BahrainOursYours #ecotourism #underwater #underwaterworld pic.twitter.com/ov9CYGWPm8— divebahrain (@divebahrain) June 15, 2019