Taking the plunge! Inside the world’s deepest swimming pool that reaches depths of 131ft, has underwater caves and is even heated

The Y-40, which features four underwater caves, broke the Guinness World Record for the deepest pool ever for diving

 

IF you’re the type that always heads straight for the deep end, then these amazing snaps showing the world’s deepest swimming pool is right up your street.

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 131ft.

Y-40 'The Deep Joy' is based at the four-star Hotel Terme Millepini, in Montegrotto Terme, Padua, Italy

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Y-40 ‘The Deep Joy’ is based at the four-star Hotel Terme Millepini, in Montegrotto Terme, Padua, Italy

It is even heated at temperatures between of 32-34 °C 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.

It is 131ft (40 metres) deep making it the deepest pool in the world

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It is 131ft (40 metres) deep making it the deepest pool in the world
View of the funnel that goes down 131ft

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View of the funnel that goes down 131ft
The pool first opened on 5 June 2014

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The pool first opened on 5 June 2014
It was awarded the "Deepest Swimming Pool for Diving" by the Guinness World Records

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It was awarded the “Deepest Swimming Pool for Diving” by the Guinness World Records
View from the tunnel that guests can walk through in the pool

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View from the tunnel that guests can walk through in the pool

Situated inside Hotel Millepini Terme in Montegrotto Terme, it was designed for leisure dives, dive training and of course photo shoots.

It even has ledges and underwater glass viewing panels for those who 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.

Adventurous underwater photographer Rino Sgorbani, 65, decided to tackle the tricky dive and plunge down to the depths of the pool

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A diver taking a plunge down to the depths of the pool
The pool features several depth platforms before narrowing into a deep descent

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The pool features several depth platforms before narrowing into a deep descent
The underwater tunnel runs right through the middle of the pool

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The underwater tunnel runs right through the middle of the pool
The pool is designed by renowned architect Emanuele Boaretto

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The pool is designed by renowned architect Emanuele Boaretto
Heated at temperatures between of 32-34 °C means you can dive in just your normal swimming costume

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Heated at temperatures between of 32-34 °C means you can dive in just your normal swimming costume
It is dedicated to training for free-divers and scuba divers

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It is dedicated to training for free-divers and scuba divers
The pool features underwater caves and a suspended, transparent, underwater tunnel for guests to walk through

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The pool features underwater caves and a suspended, transparent, underwater tunnel for guests to walk through

Emanuele said: “Y-40 is the only pool so deep with thermal water: a particularity that can not to be moved anywhere.

“Our ambition is to open a new job perspective in medium and long period, to guarantee prosperity also to our land and our society.”

The Guinness World Records for the deepest swimming pool was previously held by the Nemo 33 pool in Brussels, Belgium, with a maximum depth of 113ft.

Article originally written by Maryse Farag

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