the last couple of months, I tried to please students by diving only in deep tank but now I decided to go back to the real thing for me, meaning open water freediving :-).
Thanks to Steven, I discover the Boschmolenplas in the Netherlands yesterday. First impressions are great place and very well organised!
With 8°C, water was on the chilly side but still we could enjoy more than 1 hour freediving using the great platform that has 4 ropes at -15m, -20m and -25m (x2). The whole thing is incredibly well-made and stable while there was some wind/current.
I was also pleasantly surprised by the visibility that was like 8 meters. Also the bodem is not made of these small light particles that would easily move and reduced the visibility to 0 meter when a (free)diver would dive next to it.
In addition, there are plenty of wrecks (boats, chopper, etc) and structures like containers to also play with. This will be for the next time ;-).
After the dive, we could enjoy the very nice club house with a home-made soup as well as a very good expresso made by a very sympathic staff member! Another interesting feature, the club house includes a big dive shop with mainly Scubapro material.
In short, great place, great people and last but not least, quite close to my home! So this may become my new water playground very soon :-).
By the way, this is less than 1 hour away from Liège. Avis aux intéressés ;-)
Enjoy your week,