Boeing 747 being sunk for new underwater theme park opening in 2019

A Boeing 747 is being submerged under water and placed on the sea bed as part of a brand new underwater theme park.

The 70m-long airplane will then be transformed into a diving site, with hopes that it will become a larger marine habitat where visitors can get up close to all hosts of sea creatures and plants.

It's no doubt set to be the piece de resistance within the new attraction, Dive Bahrain, which is set to become the world's largest underwater theme park when it opens in Bahrain later this summer.

The Boeing 747 was brought to the attraction spot earlier this month for a press conference held at the site.

However, it wasn't flown over. Instead, the plane was stripped bare and floated out to sea, where it was pulled to the site by a series of ships.

Unsurprisingly, it had a lot of buoyancy aids too.

It marks a milestone for the development, which is located approximately 30 kilometres north of Amwaj in Bahrain.

Now the plane has arrived at its dive location, the next steps will be put in place to begin fully submerging it underwater.

Of course it's not just the Boeing 747 which will be on offer.

In fact, the attraction will offer 100,000 sq m of activities and trails for divers, ranging from colourful artificial reefs to underwater sculptures.

There's even set to be a replica of a traditional Bahraini pearl merchant's house.

All underwater of course.

It's hoped that as well as tourists, the attraction will draw in the likes of marine biologists and researchers.

You can find out more on the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority's Instagram page , or you can also check out the Dive Bahrain Instagram page .

You can check out the latest FCO travel advice for Bahrain here .

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