General information about the country
Have you ever considered going diving in Belgium? Belgium is a relatively small country in western Europe — You can drive from one side of the country to the other in less than 4 hours. Although it may be small, Belgium has a big list of things to be proud of: Belgium’s capital city of Brussels alone is headquarters to both the European Union and NATO, and the home of Nemo 33, an indoor swimming pool which held the record for being the deepest swimming pool in the world for over 10 years, and as of writing this, is still the 2nd deepest in the world.
Former home of the deepest pool in the world
Nemo 33 in an indoor swimming pool that held the record of deepest indoor swimming in the world for over ten years (between 2004 and 2014)! It is a great place to train diving. The water at Nemo 33 is kept at a c onsistent 30 degrees celsius, meaning you can comfortably go for extended dives, even without a dry suit. There are many simulated caves for divers to explore and windows for land lovers to observe their underwater friends from.
Quarries, lakes, and caves galore
Although Belgium borders with the North Sea on one side, its real diving attractions are inland, in all of the lakes, quarries, and caves it houses. In many places you can expect good visibility (10 meters or more) and you will find many interesting sites with wrecks of abandoned mining equipment, vehicles, etc. Some great sites to visit are Carriere De Vodelee, an abandoned mining operation, and Plate Taille, where you can find the wreck of a helicopter!