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Deep Dive Dubai and UAE Chess Federation Joined Forces for an Underwater Chess Tournament

Deep Dive Dubai and the UAE Chess Federation celebrated International Chess Day underwater.

July 26, 2023

Deep Dive Dubai is a world-class academy dedicated to diving excellence. Last week, it celebrated International Chess Day, in a way that it knows best, underwater. The world’s deepest pool collaborated with the UAE Chess Federation to honor the day that is dedicated to the chequerboard strategy game.

Deep Dive Dubai provided the magical, unique setting, and the UAE Chess Federation nominated four of its players to battle it out for the top prize. Emiratis Mohammed Saeed, Khalifa Alhafti, Mana Saeed, and Omran Alhosani, who have proudly represented the UAE at local, regional, and international tournaments, were set a new challenge around their beloved game.

The quartet was trained by Deep Dive Dubai’s expert instructors before being kitted with wetsuits and shallow dive gear. Deep Dive Dubai’s experienced staff and safety teams were on hand during each round to ensure the player’s comfort and safety.

Jarrod Jablonski, Director Deep Dive Dubai, stated, “We are thrilled to partner with the UAE Chess Federation and bring together these two passions in an innovative manner. Deep Dive Dubai is deeply invested in sharing a deep passion for the underwater realm, and hosting this underwater chess tournament perfectly aligns with our vision.”

Deep Dive Dubai welcomes divers of all skill levels to embark on a unique underwater chess adventure. The specialized set is a regular feature at Deep Dive Dubai. The 32 chess pieces are made of stone, allowing them to remain sturdy while submerged.

The facility offers novices and experts an unforgettable experience tailored to each person’s ability. Come and explore the wonders of the world’s most exceptional deep-water facility, where everyone can discover the joy of diving.

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