If you’re the type that always heads straight for the deep end, then get ready to take the plunge-- over 130 feet down into the world’s deepest swimming pool.
The Y-40, also known as The Deep Joy, is the incredible swimming pool near Venice in Italy, that has a variety of depths – the deepest is a maximum of 131 feet.
The revolutionary pool is even heated at temperatures between of 32-34 °C (about 89 to 93 degress) so you can dive in just your normal swimming costume rather than having to wear a wet-suit. The seemingly bottomless pool, which features four underwater caves, broke the Guinness World Record for the deepest pool ever for diving.
Situated inside Hotel Millepini Terme in Montegrotto Terme, it was designed for leisure dives, dive training and, of course, photo shoots with mermaids. It even has ledges and underwater glass viewing panels for those who want to get in on the action but don’t want to get wet.
Adventurous underwater photographer Rino Sgorbani, from Italy, decided to tackle the tricky dive and plunge down to the depths of the pool.
Describing the experience, the 65-year-old said: “In the shallower part it felt like a normal pool.
“The deepest part is like an immersion into the sea depth, but with water as hot as the Caribbean. It was a nice experience and it was exciting.”
The pool, which first opened in 2014, was designed by architect Emanuele Boaretto with the support of Boaretto Group Hotel & Resort, and has a range of underwater activities, like scuba diving.