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This Pool Looks Normal From The Surface, But What's Beneath It Makes It Unlike Any Other

The municipality of Uccle in the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium is fairly small, with only around 80,000 people. But it is the home of Nemo 33, a remarkable swimming pool that attracts divers and tourists from around the world.


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It is one of the world's deepest swimming pools, built especially for scuba divers.


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The pool contains 660,500 gallons of water kept at a balmy 86 degrees.


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The pool contains several underwater caves for exploring.


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Divers take a rest before descending into the bottom of the pool's deepest circular pit.


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Nemo 33 draws in tourists excited for a chance to practice their diving skills. The facility has a bookstore, observation windows and a restaurant.


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At its deepest, Nemo 33 reaches 113 feet deep.


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Belgian diver John Beernaerts designed Nemo 33 for the purpose of dive instruction and practice.


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The observation windows give friends and family great photo opportunities and a chance to see their divers in action.


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It's a great place to get your scuba certification, especially during the winter.


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Nemo 33 requires that all divers be accompanied by a certified diver buddy.


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It's also great for a family event, although 12 is the minimum age for the pool.


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The only pool deeper than Nemo is the Hotel Terme Millepini in Italy's Montegrotto Terme, at 137 feet deep.


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The light sources from the windows are perfect for underwater photography.


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Would you find this an incredibly relaxing way to enter an alternate world? Or would it be too scary to be this deep underwater?


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Credit: Slip Talk