2019: World’s largest underwater theme park will feature a sunken Boeing 747

The world’s largest underwater theme park is sure to feature a host of quirky attractions, but organisers have now revealed the pièce de résistance; a sunken Boeing 747.

The fully submerged aircraft will no doubt serve as a fascinating site for divers who visit the tourism spot, with plans to use it as a centrepiece in a larger marine habitat.

The new park, which will be located in Bahrain, will offer over 100,000 sq m of activities and trails for divers.

As well as the Boeing 747, divers will be able to explore a series of colourful artificial reefs, sculptures fabricated from eco-friendly materials, and even a replica of a traditional Bahraini pearl merchant’s house.

The entire attraction will be submerged, in a bid to create a one-of-a-kind diving experience for visitors.

Efforts will be put in place to stimulate coral reef growth, as well as creating an inviting environment where marine life can thrive.

Which of course could only serve to enhance the diving experience.

Person scuba diving in clear waters of Cozumel, Mexico
It’s hoped that the attraction will become a diving hub (Image: Getty)

The attraction’s organisers are also currently working with local dive companies and clubs ahead of the official opening.

The new attraction, aptly named Dive Bahrain, is spearheaded by Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, the Supreme Council for Environment, the office of the First Deputy Prime Minister and a number of private companies.

The Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority unveiled the exciting new plans this year, revealing that they anticipate it will open to visitors as early as summer 2019.

An exact opening date has not yet been revealed.

The diving site won’t just be for tourists, but marine biologists and environmentalists will also be encouraged to visit for research purposes.

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