Mar 09, 2017
By Chris Robinson
A hotel pool in Italy has been entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s deepest swimming pool.
If you’re not comfortable in the water, then the Hotel Terme Millepini in Italy’s Montegrotto Terme resort area may not be the place for you. That’s because this spa complex near Padua in Northeast Italy is best known for boasting the deepest pool in the world. It measures a daunting 42 metres deep – that’s the equivalent of a 13-storey building!
Named the Y-40 Deep Joy, the pool has been built to attract scuba enthusiasts and free divers. But unlike the frigid temperatures of the open ocean (where most such diving takes place) Deep Joy is filled with warm, thermal water from local springs, which eliminates the need for wetsuits.
But don’t worry if you don’t fancy yourself a diver – Deep Joy also features a suspended, transparent underwater tunnel that allows you to walk through in the dry and watch the divers in action.