News: Boeing 747 submerged underwater to create centrepiece of marine theme park

News: Boeing 747 submerged underwater to create centrepiece of marine theme park

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A jumbo jet will be submerged under the ocean and transformed into a marine theme park.

It is hoped the 70m-long Boeing 747 will become a haven for all types of sea creatures and plants, when it opens in Bahrain later this summer.

It’s no doubt set to be the piece de resistance within the new attraction, Dive Bahrain, which is set to become the world’s largest underwater theme park when it opens in Bahrain later this summer.

The Boeing 747 was brought to the attraction spot earlier this month for a press conference held at the site, Mirror Online reports.

However, it wasn’t flown over. Instead, the plane was stripped bare and floated out to sea, where it was pulled to the site by a series of ships.

Unsurprisingly, it had a lot of buoyancy aids too.

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It marks a milestone for the development, which is located approximately 30 kilometres north of Amwaj in Bahrain.

Now the plane has arrived at its dive location, the next steps will be put in place to begin fully submerging it underwater.

Of course it’s not just the Boeing 747 which will be on offer.

An artist’s impression of the new attraction
(Image: (Image: tourismbh/Instagram))

In fact, the attraction will offer 100,000 sq m of activities and trails for divers, ranging from colourful artificial reefs to underwater sculptures.

There’s even set to be a replica of a traditional Bahraini pearl merchant’s house.

All underwater of course.

The Boeing 747 has arrived at its new home
(Image: (Image: Instagram))

It’s hoped that as well as tourists, the attraction will draw in the likes of marine biologists and researchers.

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You can find out more on the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority’s Instagram page, or you can also check out the Dive Bahrain Instagram page.

You can check out the latest FCO travel advice for Bahrain here.




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