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Underwater Curiosity Park - a diving attraction in England

Diving tourists heading to the south-east coast of England have another place to visit! Between Portland and Weymouth, in the waters of Balaclava Bay, a specially designed underwater park has been created, with lots of interesting attractions! For the first time, representatives of the Port of Portland and the park’s originators met three years ago
Published: September 8, 2018 - 11:50
Updated: July 22, 2023 - 17:13
Underwater Curiosity Park – a diving attraction in England

Diving tourists heading to the south-east coast of England have another place to visit! Between Portland and Weymouth, in the waters of Balaclava Bay, a specially designed underwater park has been created, with lots of interesting attractions!

For the first time, representatives of the Port of Portland and the park’s originators met three years ago to discuss the creation of an innovative underwater theme park, designed to develop the port for diving. It was important that the new attraction should be able to withstand adverse weather conditions so that it would also be suitable for novice divers.

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The plan was carried out with, among other things, two 6-ton admiralty anchors, four statues (including a diver, a shark and two stylized Greek sculptures) and tunnels, created from concrete pipes, placed on the bottom.

The Underwater Curiosity Park covers an area of 210 m² and is marked on the surface by four clearly visible yellow buoys. Underwater, on the other hand, all the attractions are connected by a handrail so that visitors can find their way even in zero visibility conditions.

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Of course, the local fauna and flora immediately began to inhabit the new facility, which must have pleased its creators, myself and all those planning to visit the park. The tunnel is particularly popular with the harbour’s underwater inhabitants. Just 50 metres from the park area, there is a dredger wreck that has long been a magnet for marine life.

The developers have plans to expand the park and introduce new attractions in the near future.

Source: castletown.org.uk

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