Several months ago the world’s deepest diving pool was opened close to Hotel Panorama***. The professional term for the facility is a multi-zone simulator of diving conditions – a complicated name for a place where you can experience the adventure of your life.
There are only three venues of this type globally. The two others are: Nemo33 near Brussels, with a depth of 34 m and Y-40 Deep Joy near Padua with a depth of 42.5 m. Deepspot has a depth of 45.5 m and is the most modern of all. The water table is 20 m x 25 m. The depth of the main pool is 20 m. The major attraction is a five-level cave with bas reliefs and shipwreck in the bottom, a freediver lift and a viewing tunnel located 5 m underwater.
The diving centre in Mszczonów was quite a technological challenge for its constructors. Constructing a 50-metre deep pool was difficult in and of itself, because the retaining walls had to withstand the pressure of 50 tonnes per square metre. In order to grasp this, imagine that we put eight African elephants on one square metre! The place was entered into the Guinness Book of Records because of its depth.
Water in the pool has the temperature of 32–34°C, which is warmer than in other pools, so that divers don’t need to put on insulating foam when diving. For example, in natural water reservoirs, the water temperature drops quickly and at 20-30 m it is only 8 – 4°C. In addition, it is warmer in the autumn than in the summer. There are no such limitations at Deepspot. Diving is a pleasure regardless of the season.
The Deepspot pool is filled with 8,000 cubic metres of water, which is as much as in 27 Olympic- swimming pools. Such a huge amount of water requires a special filtering system. The pool in Mszczonów is equipped with a filtration system that is 80 times more efficient than the ones installed at traditional pools. Water is filtered four times a day, while the divers don’t sense its movement within the pool.
The pools is open to both amateurs and professionals. The diving centre in Mszczonów provides three categories of services:
You can find the best option for yourself and go underwater under the watchful eye of instructors, which guarantees a high level of safety.
The diving centre in Mszczonów is a place for scuba diving and freediving, but the latter is more popular. Freediving doesn’t require spending money on equipment and is perceived as a way to personal growth.
Freediving means diving while holding your breath.
Freedivers use only:
It may seem so, especially when diving enthusiasts say that all of us are capable of holding our breath for at least three minutes. You just breathe the air in and go underwater... The best divers can stay underwater for about 10 minutes.
However, before going so far, you need to learn breathing techniques and understand the changes going on in your body when submerged for several minutes at various depths. You are not even limited by age. Also, the older you are, the slower your metabolism, so you can get great results even at a mature age.
The first rule of freediving is to dive with a partner who has a breathing apparatus and monitors the safety of the diver in the emerging phase.
Freediving is an extraordinary hobby and an extreme sport. Diving while holding your breath is compared to meditation and allows you to reset your brain, which is overloaded by excessive external stimuli. When underwater, divers experience a state of lightness and euphoria. Going back underwater is a way to experience these positive emotions once again. Freedivers know that we can hold our breath for some time! This knowledge makes them calm and allows to control emotions. This skill can be acquired thanks to breathing exercise and practices. Such practices include breathing with your diaphragm, or belly. This method of breathing is much more effective and reduces your cells’ oxygen consumption. Diving lets you clear your mind and regulate your emotions – these two skills are in high demand in today's world.
Clearly, freedivers are highly-disciplined people who care about their eating habits. They avoid alcohol and other stimulants, preferring fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole-grain products instead. They avoid fatty and heavy foods. During breaks between dives they choose carbohydrate-rich snacks.
The new Tamara Restaurant menu is based on vegan dishes, which contain no animal products whatsoever. Seasonal vegetables and fruit, sourced locally and native to our climate, form the basis for vegan dishes. Our guests eagerly order vegan dishes, because, on the one hand, they are looking for something new and exciting, and on the other, they want to live in harmony with nature. Green cuisine dishes are both healthy and nourishing. This menu is clearly ideal for divers.
The diving centre is located 45 km from Warsaw. Driving from Warsaw, go in the direction of national road 7 and then switch to the S8 expressway. At the level of Mszczonów you should take the Mszczonów Północ exit, drive along national road 50, and then Północna and Warszawska streets to Deepspot.
Hotel Panorama*** is located 1.5 km from the diving centre – just 3 minutes by car. It is the hotel closest to Deepspot.