Earlier in the year, the Persian Gulf country of Bahrain announced plans to create the world’s largest underwater theme park, spanning 100,000 square metres. Its main attraction? A sunken Boeing 747.
The aircraft was towed out to sea and successfully submerged. Now, new footage has emerged of divers exploring the wreck for the first time – watch the full clip above for a first look inside.
Sitting pretty 20 metres below the ocean’s surface is the Boeing 747, with its interiors fully stripped.
The wreck footage, by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, shows the eerie skeletal interiors of the jet as a diver explores.
The sub-aquatic project is the product of a partnership between the Supreme Council for Environment, Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), and the private sector.
Organisers have said the new Bahrain attraction will be eco-friendly, to the point where it’ll actually promote marine life growth.
“As corals reefs in good health state become less abundant and divers become more skilled and experienced, artificial reefs have become popular alternatives used by governments and the tourism industry to attract visitors to certain areas of interest,” Australian marine specialist Adriana Humanes told CNN.
The attraction is set to open to the public in August, 2019.