World’s Largest Underwater Theme Park Will Include a Sunken Boeing 747

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Like mountain climbers, polar explorers, and other adrenaline junkies, scuba divers are always looking for the next big thrill. This year, Bahrain hopes to tempt traveling divers with a bucket-list-worthy theme park purpose-built for marine exploration.Last week, the Kingdom of Bahrain announced plans to open the world’s largest underwater theme park. The site will encompass more than one million square feet of aquatic space to include art installations, artificial coral reefs, and a full-sized replica of a Bahraini pearl merchant’s house. The biggest draw, however, is likely to be a sunken Boeing 747 which divers — especially wreck divers — will be able to explore inside and out.The 230-foot-long decommissioned jet will be carefully prepared to serve as the park’s centerpiece before it’s lowered into the Arabian Gulf. Environmentally speaking, it might seem like a poor decision. But, Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Environment told CNN Travel that, “All aircraft surfaces will be subjected to a high-pressure wash with bio-friendly detergents to ensure all post-production coatings, oil and grime are removed … A vast amount of time has been spent removing contaminants from the aircraft. This has included removing all wiring, all hydraulic, pneumatic and fuel systems, and all adhesives, insulation, plastics, rubbers, chemicals or other potential toxic substances.” Athletic Brewing Scores Big with Non-Alcoholic Beers that Actually Taste Good The Growing Legend of Fort George Brewery’s Yearly Release, 3-Way IPA The View of an American Road Trip from the Back of a Motorcycle center_img Tattoo Ideas for Men (For When You Have No Idea) The Nomadic Beer Maestros of Evil Twin Brewing Find a Permanent Home in Queens Creating an artificial reef by sinking a full-sized aircraft is unusual, but this isn’t the first time it’s been done. Divers in Mermet Springs, Illinois, can explore a sunken Boeing 727 that was used in the ‘90s blockbuster U.S. Marshals. Likewise, Turkey is home to a sunken Airbus jet along the Aegean Coast, and the remains of a Boeing 737 lie in Chemainus in the waters of British Columbia’s Stuart Channel.Interest in underwater attractions has exploded in the last few years as travelers seek lesser-explored destinations (read: those that haven’t been Instagrammed to oblivion). In the last year alone, an underwater art museum near Florida’s Gulf Coast, a stunning submerged hotel in the Maldives, and the opening of the world’s largest underwater restaurant in Norway have all made headlines.If you’re hard-pressed to find Bahrain on a map, you’re not alone. While more than 12 million tourists visited the tiny island nation in 2018, it’s not exactly a hot-spot for American travelers. Yet, it’s been quietly making a name for itself, particularly among expats who ranked the country #5 on the list of the world’s best countries to live and work abroad.An official opening date has yet to be announced for Bahrain’s underwater theme park, but sources expect it to be sometime in the summer of 2019. Think of it as the perfect in-the-field training ahead of this year’s opening of the Titanic wreck site.last_img read more

Le bureau de Digby déménage le 30 sept

first_imgLe bureau de Digby du ministère des Ressources naturelles déménagera à Cornwallis Park le lundi 30 septembre et aura un nouveau numéro de téléphone. Pour des demandes de renseignements, les gens de la région peuvent composer le 638-2380. Le numéro sans frais 1-800-639-7030 peut être composé ailleurs en Nouvelle-Écosse. -30-last_img

Impaired driving on the QEW sends six people to hospital

A crash on the QEW sent 6 people to hospital and police have arrested a man for impaired driving.First responders are working carefully to free a man through the back of a vehicle after a crash that happened this morning. The damage is very severe that the SUV resembles a pick up truck. Police said it’s a shock that no one was killed.“It does appear that impaired driving was certainly a contributing factor in this collision”. “Those five occupants all went to hospital.”OPP have said the driver of the vehicle was arrested and is facing charges of impaired driving causing bodily harm and possibly additional charges of dangerous driving in a collision that caused serious injuries.Both the east bound and westbound lanes were closed for hours for the investigation only reopening at 11:30 this morning, causing major back ups. Debris from the crash was sent flying over the median to the other side of the highway and damaged several other cars. No one was hurt as a result of the debris.Police are still speaking to witnesses and continuing to investigate. read more