27 June 2008
Unusual Scuba Diving Destinations
I don't know if they allow scuba diving in the world's largest swimming pool, but it'd be worth asking! Located in Chile, the pool is 1,000 yards long, covers 20 acres, and is 115ft deep at its deepest point.
When was the last time you slept underwater? Hey I was really tired on that night dive, okay?
The Jules Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, FL is a former research laboratory converted into a hotel. Spending a night 20 feet beneath the surface will run you $475 per person - but that's cheaper than the deal you'd make with Davey Jones! Har har...
View the Jules' Hotel slideshow.
Nemo 33 is the world's deepest pool. Located in a suburb of Brussels, this indoor dive site features a large circular pit which bottoms out at 108 ft.
Nemo 33 is filled with non-chlorinated, highly filtered spring water maintained at a temperature of 86 °F. There are also simulated underwater caves, several viewing windows and two flat-bottomed areas at 16 ft and 32 ft.
Ice Diving is often described as one of the last great scuba adventures. There are a variety of great places to ice dive. Including: Alaska, Canada, Montana, and Antarctica.
The Wall Street Journal recently sent a reporter to try Ice Diving in the Arctic (see video below).
Lastly, there's a dive-able Missile Silo in Texas. They call it "Dive Valhalla." Water temp. is reported to be 60 degrees and visibility is 100 ft - but something tells me it's pretty dark in there.
Diving the Missile Silo is by reservation only. Contact a dive center in the Dallas / Ft. Worth area to arrange a trip.