Europe has seen its fair share of deep pools – the 28m Submarine Escape Training Tank (S.E.T.T.) in the UK, 33m Nemo33 in Belgium, and the 40m Y-40 in Italy. It has just been announced that the UK is getting a new 50m pool called the Blue Abyss which will make it the largest facility of its kind in the world! It will be located outside London in Essex and is designed to be the world’s best underwater research, training, and development facility and will cater for Scuba Divers, Freedivers, and Commercial Divers.
It has also been confirmed that the European Space Agency will use the facility as a training site.
The entire site housing the 50m dive pool will be built using a green building design and will also house a hotel and other businesses within the park. You can read more information about the project on their Facebook page.