In 1881, the French scientist and engineer Émile Bélanger built the first underwater swimming pool on the Isle of Mull, in Scotland.
Today, the Pool Barracuda is the largest floating pool in the world.
But, while the pool has been a fixture of the world’s oceans for centuries, the vast majority of visitors to the island haven’t actually seen it.
A new video by the BBC explores the attraction, from its origins to the latest developments and technology.
It shows how the pool’s design has evolved over time, including new technology like underwater cameras, underwater robots, underwater displays, and even a robotic submarine.
In the video, a number of the Pool’s design elements are showcased, including its distinctive blue and red colors, the design of the underwater viewing platforms, and its iconic water-worn glass.
The Pool Barraccuda was first built for the amusement of children on the island of Mull in 1982.
In 2012, it was expanded to a larger version that accommodates more than 2,000 guests.
Its design has undergone a number in-depth upgrades, including the addition of a underwater robot and a new robotic submarine that can swim for hours underwater.
“We are looking forward to a new era of the pool with an improved design, improved technology, and improved technology on the pool itself,” Pool Barcaquuda spokesman Michael MacLachlan told Ars.
“This is a new and exciting chapter in the history of the Barracudas, a world renowned aquatic attraction that has been the inspiration for a number great films and books.”
The video also features a rare look at the new underwater viewing platform, which was developed for underwater video production, the new pool’s technology, a new underwater robot, and a fully-featured underwater drone.