• Dive into the world's deepest pool

    2016-01-19

    The Y-40 Deep Joy was recently opened in Italy and was designated the deepest pool in the world by the Guinness Book of Records in June. The Hotel Millepini is home to the diver's sanctuary, where swimmers can plunge 138 feet into the dark blue waters, which is deep enough to cover a 13-story building, according to CNN. It was inaugurated at the beginning of the year during a special ceremony attended by Italian world free diving champions Umberto Pelizzari and Ilaria Molinari, who wore suites that mimicked the tails of mermaids as they dove into the deep waters.

    The astounding features of Italy's Deep Joy
    The record-breaking pool was created and designed by architect Emanuele Boaretto, who wanted "to build the best swimming pool in the world," according to Yahoo Travel.

    Free divers, scuba diving fanatics and aquatic athletes with the lung capacity to stay underwater for several minutes have already begun to flock to the new pool. One of the main advantages of Deep Joy for divers is that they don't have to wear the usual wetsuits that are required in the ocean or lakes. This is because the pool is filled with 1.1 million gallons of thermal water from local springs, kept within a cozy range of 89.6 to 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit, according to CNN.

    For all of the travelers who would rather watch people dive, there are tunnels 16 feet under the water where they can view their fellow adventure travelers. Guests can watch as scientists explore the murky depths as well, for the pool is also used for a great deal of scientific research, according to Yahoo Travel.

    Boaretto and the other architects behind the pool's design have high hopes for the future of Deep Joy. According to CNN, they hope it will turn Montegrotto Terme into a renowned diving center used by experts across the world, making Italy an increasingly popular destination for Europe travel.

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