FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Facility

The water in Deep Dive Dubai is freshwater and purified by one of the most advanced water purification systems available.

We maintain a very comfortable water temperature of 30 degrees Celsius/86 Fahrenheit all year round, so you can dive with very little exposure protection. A swimsuit and maybe a rash guard is all you need, but for longer dives or those that get cold easily a 3mm wetsuit will be more comfortable. Use of a wet suit is included in your admission fee along with all the equipment you need.

No, Deep Dive Dubai is not an aquarium. You will find plenty of objects and exciting environments to explore, but no animals.

Yes, the 60.02 meters depth is recognized by Guinness World Records as the World’s deepest swimming pool for diving.

14 million liters that are circulated through the filters every six hours.

Yes, you can enjoy juices, coffee, snacks, sandwiches and other treats in the cafe on the B2 level while appreciating a spectacular view of the sunken city and many activities through the large windows.

Yes, shallow dives (0-30 meters) will be conducted on nitrox 32 (oxygen enriched air) and all dives deeper than 30 meters will be done on mixtures containing helium (triox or trimix). Courses in diving with these gasses will be available.

To celebrate UAEs heritage as a pearl diving nation, the building was designed to look like an oyster.

Practical Info

Unfortunately, it is currently only possible to visit our facility with a confirmed booking. We hope to open for walk-in visitors in the near future, but COVID spacing and facility capacity currently limit attendance. We are working hard to provide the best possible service to our diving customers, and we hope you will consider joining one of our diving experiences or coming as one of three non-diving guests in the company of a diver.

Yes, we have plenty of parking right near the main entrance.

Yes, at Deep Dive Dubai we believe that diving can also be a spectator sport, so non-diving visitors can enjoy the activities in the pool through the many windows and on monitors displaying a live signal from the 56 cameras covering the entire pool.

Admission fees include a full set of equipment so there is no need to bring any dive gear. We do not allow most outside equipment in Deep Dive Dubai. This is mainly to reduce the risk of contamination since equipment that has been used outside our facility may introduce organisms into the water. This can compromise water quality and diver safety. Moving heavy gear around the facility also increases logistical complexity and risk of injury for guests and staff members. The following diving equipment is allowed because the risk of contamination is low, and the items are easily transported.
The permitted items include a mask, breathing regulator, gauges (computer or watch), fins and cameras. 
The items that are forbidden include diving cylinders, buoyancy compensators (BC’s), wet/dry suits, and diving booties.
Some specialty equipment may be allowed but these exceptions must be pre-approved by management.

Yes, we have do have female guides and instructors. If it is important to you to dive with a female, please let us know when you book, so we can schedule accordingly.

You don’t need to bring anything but a good sense of adventure and a swimsuit and a pair of slippers since everything else is included with your admission fee.

Yes, you are welcome to dive your own unit within the limits of your certification on that particular unit.

We have a truly multi-national team that speak several different languages, but all speak English. If you have special language needs, we might be able to accommodate you, if you let us know when you complete your booking.

After any dive it is recommended to wait 18-24 hours before ascending higher than 300 meters/1000 feet. Going to the Burj Khalifa after a dive in Deep Dive Dubai is not recommended. However, there is no risk in diving after having visited the tallest building in the world.

Admission fees include a full set of equipment so there is no need to bring any dive gear but a swimsuit, slippers and a good sense of adventure.

After any dive it is recommended to wait 18-24 hours before ascending higher than 300 meters/1000 feet.

The dressing rooms are fully stocked with towels and toiletries.

Concerns

Safety is at the core of everything we do at Deep Dive Dubai. The dive facility is covered by 56 in-water cameras monitoring the safety of all divers. Divers are also accompanied by highly trained dive guides. Lifeguards and rescue divers are on guard at all times. All equipment is maintained according to strict industry standards and safe gasses appropriate to the specific dive depth are used by all divers.

You can snorkel or do a try dive even if you are not a strong swimmer. A real scuba dive requires an entry level scuba certification (PADI Open Water diver or equivalent). Most, if not all certifying agencies, have minimum standards related to swimming. Typically, you are asked to swim at least 200 meters.

Most people with a normal fitness level and good cardiovascular health can dive. Before engaging in any diving activity in Deep Dive Dubai, you will be asked to complete and sign a fit to dive health assessment. If you have any medical issues, you will need approval from a doctor before the dive activity. Typical contraindications can be epilepsy, heart or lung conditions.

Yes, all divers will be accompanied by capable dive guides that will show them around and make sure they do not miss any of the exciting features and details of the sunken city.

The facility adheres to all Covid-19 measures and all diving equipment is cleaned and disinfected according to industry standards after every dive.

Certification and limitations

Divers wishing to dive to 60m in Deep Dive Dubai must display proof of training from a recognized agency showing qualification to use Trimix to 60m with appropriate decompression gasses. –If you want to learn to dive deeper and expand your limits, we are always happy to discuss how to achieve your goals.

It depends entirely on your current certification level. The facility is designed so there are interesting features to explore at all depths.
Snorkelers are welcome. If you just want to swim, there are some many normal swimming pools in Dubai that are better suited for doing laps.
We normally group divers in teams of two or maximum three, but if you want an exclusive diving experience with your own guide, that can be arranged.
Admission fees are based upon a one-hour experience in the water. Divers interested in doing more dives or extending their bottom time may register for more diving experiences. Assuming you have multiple spots reserved, you can do as many dives as you want if you stay within the decompression limits specified by your dive table/dive computer.

Your first experience with freediving and scuba diving can begin at 10 years. Anybody that already obtained a diving certificate can dive in Deep Dive Dubai.

Absolutely! Deep Dive Dubai is the perfect training platform and playground for freedivers.

There is no maximum age. Anybody who is fit and healthy can dive. We do recommend persons over 50 to get a doctor’s approval.

Courses

We offer almost the entire selection of courses from PADI and GUE  (Global Underwater Explorers).

All courses and experiences need to be booked in advance. Please contact us directly and we will be do everything we can to accommodate your schedule.

We would be happy to help you become one of our registered instructors. Please contact us for more information.

Business and Booking

Yes. Read more about group bookings here.

You will pay when you book online. PayPal and major credit cards are accepted.

Deep Dive Dubai is a great platform for a variety of events. Read more here.

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