Haha! Yeah right.
Looks innocent enough, right? Ordinary pool. But wait. It’s not. If you want to dive into this pool, you better know how to swim and I mean, really swim. Or you’ll have a very, very, very long journey to the bottom of the pool.
Welcome to the World’s Deepest Pool!
This pool is located in Belgium in a diving center called Nemo 33. There are several depths ranging from 16 feet, 32 feet and a sudden drop to 108 feet. If you feel adventurous enough in your scuba gear, there are areas in the pool that can feel like you are exploring a cave minus the rocky terrain. The non-chlorinated water is constantly warm at 86 F for your comfort. There’s even areas at different levels in the pool where you can watch from a window your friends swim in the deep waters.
I’m a former lifeguard and when I was training to be one, I had to do a bottom floor test rescue with my orange tube. This test rescue was part of many for the final physical test of being certified. I was also being tested to become a “non-surf” lifeguard which meant I could lifeguard at a bay or lake. My teacher suggested going all the way and becoming an ocean lifeguard, but I said battling sharks and strong rip currents was not my thing. Anyways, so my teacher picked the tallest (and heaviest) guy in the class for me to “rescue” at the bottom of the pool. We all went to the deepest part of the pool and I had to perform my rescue in front of everyone. Luckily, I “saved” my classmate and I went on to become a bonafide lifeguard. I’m just staring at the last picture and thinking how insanely deep it is. I think I’ll just stick to my local YMCA if I want to learn scuba diving.