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.
It is one of the world's deepest swimming pools, built especially for scuba divers.
The pool contains 660,500 gallons of water kept at a balmy 86 degrees.
The pool contains several underwater caves for exploring.
Divers take a rest before descending into the bottom of the pool's deepest circular pit.
Nemo 33 draws in tourists excited for a chance to practice their diving skills. The facility has a bookstore, observation windows and a restaurant.
At its deepest, Nemo 33 reaches 113 feet deep.
Belgian diver John Beernaerts designed Nemo 33 for the purpose of dive instruction and practice.
The observation windows give friends and family great photo opportunities and a chance to see their divers in action.
It's a great place to get your scuba certification, especially during the winter.
Nemo 33 requires that all divers be accompanied by a certified diver buddy.
It's also great for a family event, although 12 is the minimum age for the pool.
The only pool deeper than Nemo is the Hotel Terme Millepini in Italy's Montegrotto Terme, at 137 feet deep.
The light sources from the windows are perfect for underwater photography.
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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