Palm Jumeirah gets man made dive park
The Palm will develop a dive park at The Palm, Jumeirah. The man-made facility will be located just outside the Crescent island. Various artificial reefs will be created and placed to simulate the coral and bottom topography that you might find whilst diving in the famous dive destinations of the Red Sea, Maldives, Bali, Palau and the Great Barrier Reef.
Dives of the World will be accessible right from one of the hotels on the Crescent. The Lost City dive site will be located at the base of the Crescent and will allow divers to sift through the ages of a lost city. Comprised of a series of underwater replica artifacts from the Arab world including wind towers, pyramids and Roman columns, the places to explore will be plentiful.
Comprised of approximately 100 million cubic meters of rock and sand, the Palm islands will eventually support 50 luxury hotels, 2,500 exclusive residential beachside villas, up to 2,400 shoreline apartments, two marinas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities, health spas and cinemas.
Construction commenced in June 2001 after many years of research and planning. Each island will take approximately two years to be completely raised from the sea. A further two to three years will be required to complete the infrastructure and the buildings. The end-result will be the creation of two virtually self-contained communities within the islands. — (menareport.com)
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