last Sunday in the frame of the AIDA2 course that I'm teaching to freedivers from Duikpunt Dive school, we went to a brand-new deep pool, namely Transfo!
This 15m deep pool was officially open last month and it is located in Zwevegem (Belgium). It is made from a former oil tank. You can find more info on the Transfo website. The water is around 17°C and I like it because it allows you to dive in "real conditions" meaning with a wet suit and with lead! By the way, this is the second deepest pool in Belgium :p.
Marc Maelfait, the manager, heard about me from Adje though he welcomed me directly very friendly which is not always the case for freedivers :D.
After registration on the ground floor, we took a lift up to the third floor where we could dress up and access the pool. I made a small briefing and then everybody entered the water.
A buoy was already present but I was allowed to bring my own material that I could easily fix to the bottom thanks to the numerous hooks present down there.
And then for almost 1h30 we could practice freediving related to this AIDA2 course :-).
And a big thanks to Stijn who helped me with this big group of freedivers..and especially taking care of his love :-).
The tank is 20m in diameter and thanks to the transparent roof, the light in this pool is amazing! It is quite uncommon to have so much room and light in a deep pool ;-).
Afterwards we met at the cafetaria for the AIDA2 theory exam and everybody was happy...to start with it :D.
Last but not least, I would like to thank Adje from Duikpunt to introduce me there but also Marc for his kind welcome and of course all the freedivers who are following my course!
There will be more dives there, so if you are interested don't hesitate to tell me. Indeed, the manager asked me if a regular fixed session for freedivers was interesting to me...I let you the words to answer that one :-).
Hereunder you will find small video to give you a flavor of what we experienced last Sunday.
See you soon!