Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Fascinating diving possibilities - Interesting pool

Fascinating diving possibilities...

Scuba diving is the act of swimming underwater while using self-contained breathing apparatus. By carrying a source of compressed air, the scuba diver is able to stay underwater longer than with the simple breath-holding techniques used in Snorkeling and Free-diving, and is not hindered by air-lines to a remote air source. The scuba diver typically swims underwater by using fins attached to the feet. However, some divers also move around with the assistance of a DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle), commonly referred to as a "scooter", or by using surface-tethered devices called sleds pulled by a boat.

In the 21st century, there seem to be many contenders for "the largest swimming pool on earth", reputedly at Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh; the Orthlieb Pool in Casablanca, Morocco. It is 480 meters (1,574 feet) long and 75 meters (246 feet) wide. It is filled with sea water and covers 8.9 acres (3.60 Ha).

However, according to the Guinness World Records, the largest swimming pool in the world is San Alfonso del Mar Seawater pool in Algarrobo, Chile. It is 1,013 m (3,324 ft) long and has an area of 8 ha (19.77 acre), it was completed in December 2006...

1 comment:

Zeke said...

You should check your picture sources,

The pool featured is the Nemo33 pool in Germany.

http://www.nemo33.com/

Filled with fresh water for even better diving.