A diver descends into the waters of the Persian Gulf, just to the north of the island kingdom of Bahrain. As he swims down below about 40 feet a strange shape comes into view. Surrounded by tropical fish, the object has a cylindrical, cigar-like shape but it’s more than 200 feet in length. He continues his descent, keen to explore this eerie apparition under the sea.
Our diver was actually in Bahrain’s new underwater theme park which was officially opened in September 2019. The country’s Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Zayed bin Rashid Al Zayani performed the honors. Covering an area of more than one million square feet, the park is billed as the largest of its kind in the world.