Y-40 Is The World’s Deepest Swimming Pool Is 137-Feet
Four-star Hotel Terme Millepini in Montegrotto Terme, Italy is now host to the new record holder for the deepest swimming pool in the world. Called Y-40 The Deep Joy, It extends 137 feet deep.
Designed by renowned architect Emanuele Boaretto, the pool has the diving height of a 12-story building, making it perfectly suitable for recreational diving activities. Wet suits aren’t required when exploring the facility’s depths, either, as it’s temperature-controlled from top to bottom (it’s always between 32 to 34°C).
From poolside, Y-40 The Deep Joy looks just like any large hotel pool, measuring 68.9 x 59 feet. Dive in, however, and you’ll see the insanity, as it extends into a well-like structure similar to a giant funnel down below. Multiple platforms at various depths allow divers to take a brief stop, with built-in caves for simulating underwater cave diving. Want to admire the depths without having to dive in yourself? Not a problem, since there’s a suspended, fully-enclosed underwater tunnel that’s completely transparent, where you can hang out and admire the view of swimming mermaids down below.
Because of its unique depth, the pool currently serves as an instruction site for scuba diving and free diving lessons, as well as a practice platform for divers looking to improve their underwater skills. The pool started operations back in June.
You can learn more about Y-40 The Deep Joy from the official website.