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Check Out This Swimming Pool

Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:03 am

Nemo 33 is a recreational diving center in Brussels, Belgium that is home to the world's deepest swimming pool.

http://www.anvari.org/cols/Deepest_Pool_in_the_World/

 Wow!
 
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:07 am

WOW, I wanna dive there!!


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Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:10 am

Wow that looks deep enough to get lost in! Thansk for sharing!
 
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:11 am

My god.

I'm always amazed at their ability to put winidows down there. Imagine the pressure, and how f*cked an outside observer would be if the window decided to give way.
 
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:12 am

Holy smokes.

Let's go Big grin


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Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:19 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 4):
Let's go

Next A.net meet whos up for it  Big grin
 
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:24 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 5):
Next A.net meet whos up for it

Haha yes Big grin
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:34 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 5):
Next A.net meet whos up for it

Oh definitely.  Smile

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Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:40 am

Quoting Trav110 (Reply 3):

I'm always amazed at their ability to put winidows down there. Imagine the pressure, and how f*cked an outside observer would be if the window decided to give way.

Man that would really suck.
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:46 am

Quoting BA787 (Reply 5):
Next A.net meet whos up for it

I'm there in a second. Even though it is Brussels... duck 
 
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RE: Check Out This Swimming Pool

Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:57 am

Would be a good place to learn to dive without going into the sea first.

Diving in the sea is always going to more fun though  Smile
 
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 8:54 am

That looks pretty cool  Smile
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:01 am

Wow, that looks amazing! I'd love to swim there!!  Smile
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:06 am

Maybe that will be my dream pool. Depends on how much that would be. Big grin
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RE: Check Out This Swimming Pool

Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:07 am

That's amazing! Almost to a scary point. Especially that cylinder-shaped descent to the deepest part.

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Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:05 am

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 14):
That's amazing! Almost to a scary point. Especially that cylinder-shaped descent to the deepest part.

It looks awesome in the top part with rooms and stuff. I don't really see the point in the well though, unless they have some stuff down there.
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:01 pm

Why did they go with the square walls?

Would have been more intersting if they could have set it up like an artificial reef.
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:54 pm

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 15):
It looks awesome in the top part with rooms and stuff. I don't really see the point in the well though, unless they have some stuff down there.

The entire pool is made for scuba divers or just plain divers. So the well just creates opportunity for a deeper descent.

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Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:33 pm

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 17):
The entire pool is made for scuba divers or just plain divers. So the well just creates opportunity for a deeper descent

Yeah, I understand that, but what's the fun in diving into a deep cylinder? If there at least were caves and stuff down there, I could understand.
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RE: Check Out This Swimming Pool

Mon Jan 22, 2007 9:56 pm

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 18):
what's the fun in diving into a deep cylinder?

None I guess, it's just to aclimatize you to being at such a depth. As a PADI registered Open Water diver the furthest I could dive to is 33m (108ft) the same as the pool. Although in reality the deepest I have been to is about 10m.

[Edited 2007-01-22 13:57:39]
 
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Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:23 pm

Quoting 9V (Reply 19):
As a PADI registered Open Water diver the furthest I could dive to is 33m (108ft) the same as the pool.

Open Water is only good to 18m.
Advanced Open Water is good to an absolute of 40m without instructor supervision, although more than 30 ft is not recommended.
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RE: Check Out This Swimming Pool

Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:31 pm

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 20):

That's what I meant.  Smile
 
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Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:21 am

Quoting 9V (Reply 21):

I've got Open Water at the moment, deepest I've been is at least 18m.

I might take the advanced course in Spain this summer. I'm definatly going diving there anyway, just not sure if I want to spend the extra money yet.
 
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RE: Check Out This Swimming Pool

Tue Jan 23, 2007 6:57 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 18):

Yeah, I understand that, but what's the fun in diving into a deep cylinder? If there at least were caves and stuff down there, I could understand.

I'm guessing it's simply for certification purposes. The deeper it is, the more advanced diver you are.
 
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Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:22 pm

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 23):
I'm guessing it's simply for certification purposes. The deeper it is, the more advanced diver you are.

I figured it would be something like this, but if you dive that deep, usually there is a purpose (oil well repair for example). I guess they can always put stuff down there on the request of a company or something.
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Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:38 pm

think I prefer this one

http://www.flyingwairport.com/

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Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:41 pm

Quoting LAPA_SAAB340 (Reply 25):
think I prefer this one

Haha, funny shaped pool  Smile
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Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:27 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 20):
Advanced Open Water is good to an absolute of 40m without instructor supervision, although more than 30 ft is not recommended.

I hope you mean 30m - I'm an Adv Open Water diver and regularly dive in the Bahamas/Caribbean/Philippines to 100ft!

Nice pool for learning - think the novelty of having nothing to look at would wear off after a short while, unlike the reefs in the sea...
 
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Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:40 am

Quoting KaiGywer (Reply 24):
I figured it would be something like this, but if you dive that deep, usually there is a purpose (oil well repair for example). I guess they can always put stuff down there on the request of a company or something.

It's 30m.

Thats a normal depth for lesuire diving and not really that deep. You just need a higher qualification, but people mostly dive to that depth for fun, not for any other purpose.

I'm only qualified to 18m at the moment but would like to dive to 30m, as every trip I go on, most of the divers go to 30m. You can see more interesting sites.
 
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RE: Check Out This Swimming Pool

Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:46 am

I'm PADI Advanced Open Water, have been down to 28m in/on/thru a wreck  Smile
cool pool BTW  Smile
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Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:47 am

Quoting Sv2008 (Reply 28):
You can see more interesting sites

Personally, I'm a bit too scared to do the advanced bit. I don't fancy cave diving or night time diving - too claustrophobic for me.  Sad
 
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Wed Jan 24, 2007 2:51 am

Quoting BCal DC10 (Reply 27):
I hope you mean 30m - I'm an Adv Open Water diver and regularly dive in the Bahamas/Caribbean/Philippines to 100ft

Oops... yeah 30m  Smile

Quoting Sv2008 (Reply 28):
Thats a normal depth for lesuire diving and not really that deep. You just need a higher qualification, but people mostly dive to that depth for fun, not for any other purpose.

I suppose, but:

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 29):
I'm PADI Advanced Open Water, have been down to 28m in/on/thru a wreck

This would be fun, I guess I simply don't see the fun of going into a deep tube  Smile
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Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:17 am

Wreck diving is something else- the advanced course just lets you go deep enough to see the wrecks I think. The advanced course mostly allows you to dive a bit deeper.

I'm going diving in Spain in June (look out for trip report!). This area is full of wrecks (its near a historical navy base I think), but most are at 30m+. So I'll have to take my advanced to see them.
 
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Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:31 am

If your not comfortable and highly skilled, dont do it. There is no room for ego in diving... Ok end disclaimer.

I guess I should stop diving to 180' on air....

Quoting Sv2008 (Reply 28):
dive to that depth for fun, not for any other purpose

Yes and no, alot of wrecks and cliffs are very interesting at that depth with an abundance of life.... Come to La Jolla and most life is at that depth.
but in general most life is within the first 40' or so everyplace else.

I thought all you Europeans dove to 180'+ on air? Has something changed in the last few years?

Night diving is great, most life comes out after dark. I never found it to be any different than day diving....but to each his own.
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RE: Check Out This Swimming Pool

Sat Feb 03, 2007 7:41 am

Quoting 9V (Reply 19):
None I guess, it's just to aclimatize you to being at such a depth. As a PADI registered Open Water diver the furthest I could dive to is 33m (108ft) the same as the pool. Although in reality the deepest I have been to is about 10m



Quoting Sv2008 (Reply 22):
've got Open Water at the moment, deepest I've been is at least 18m.

HA, as an advanced open water diver, I laugh at you!!  Wink

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 29):
I'm PADI Advanced Open Water



Quoting BCal DC10 (Reply 27):
I'm an Adv Open Water diver

Good job!!

Best diving around here is the aircraft carrier they just sunk. Ived been to around 35 metres on that.

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RE: Check Out This Swimming Pool

Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:08 am

I've only done holiday dives so I am interested but no expert. It says that no BCD's are allowed in the pool. Why would that be?
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RE: Check Out This Swimming Pool

Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:15 am

Probably means your OWN BCD.

I guess they don't want dirt brought into the pool from outside.

The pool I learn t to dive in was pretty dirty, I guess the equipment is never cleaned perfectly.
 
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RE: Check Out This Swimming Pool

Sat Feb 03, 2007 8:20 am

Quoting Fumanchewd (Reply 35):
It says that no BCD's are allowed in the pool. Why would that be?

I think it says "You can take only a few items of your own dive kit", not that you cant wear a BC.

They probably want to
A: insure proper working
B: Not contaminate the pool with water that was left in your BC.
C: make money renting

It appears that in some pics they are wearing BC's.
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