Finding Nemo in Nemo 33, The World's Scariest Pool
It's not the world's scariest but actually the deepest pool located in Uccle, Belgium and it is known as Nemo 33. Note that Nemo 33 is not actually a swimming pool but instead a recreational scuba indoor diving center.
In Belgium, this is the place where scuba divers love to hang out.
The pool has a very unique design and it consists of a submerged structure with flat platforms with different depth levels.
The diving pool has two large flat bottomed areas at depth levels of 5 meters (16 feet) and 10 meters (32 feet). A larger circular pit descending to a depth of 33 meters (108 feet), which is the maximum depth of the pool.
Nemo 33 contains approximately 2,500,000 liters of non-chlorinated, highly filtered spring water which is maintained at the temperature of 30 °C (86 °Fahrenheit).
It also holds several simulated underwater caves at the 10 meters (33 ft) depth level.
There are numerous underwater windows that allow outside visitors to look into the pools at various depths.
The complex was designed by John Beernaerts, a Belgian civil engineer some 13 years ago. John, who is also a diving expert designed it in such a way that it would not like any monotonous swimming pools in the world. The concept of his design is an underwater building complex that is completed with tunnels, chambers and lots of rooms. A sort of man made underwater exploration place. First time divers might get lost in the complex if they are diving alone or without any guidance.
Nemo 33 does not serve only as a diving center, as it is also used as a film production facility.
This complex also has a cafe for divers to enjoy a hot cup of coffee or have a meal after chilling out under the water.
This is indeed a heaven for divers and should you be visiting Belgium, don't miss Nemo 33.
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