ABOUT MY FASCINATION WITH WATER
The BUBBLEDIVERS vzw was born in 2011.
In 2015 the General Assembly appointed me as chairman.
I consider the democratization of the club as one of my most important achievements.
At the beginning of 2022 I decided to step aside and leave room for new blood.
During the school year, training sessions take place in the swimming pool 'Strop' Ghent.
Every two weeks, and even more frequently in the high season, you can participate in an outdoor dive.
Twice a year we go on weekends. The foreign club trip is an annual highlight.
CAVE/MINE DIVING CLUB
In addition to appropriate equipment and preparation, diving in overhead-environment (such as caves or mines) requires above-average skills and thus extra training. Careless fin kicks can stir up a cloud of silt. Exhaust bubbles may cause rust to rain down from overhead surfaces.
Perhaps the most daunting physical challenge of diving in overhead environments is that the path to the surface isn’t straight up.
If you do not feel comfortable in the dark or in small spaces, this may not be for you.
I enjoyed my first training in 2018 and joined the SCIENCE EXPLORERS in 2019.
Diving gives me peace and I like to share this fascinating world with others.
I am trained as an PADI Master Instructor.
I offered various training courses: ranging from beginner level (Discover Scuba Diving, Scubadiver, Open Water Diver) to Advanced Open Water, Rescue and EFR (Emergency First Response), specialties (Peak Performance Buoyancy, Deep, Wreck, Navigation, Night, Drift, Drysuit, Nitrox , Sidemount, DPV, Self-reliant,...), Divemaster,... to IDC assistance.
As of early 2022, I am no longer an active practicing instructor.
Nevertheless, I still like to share my experience and knowledge.
On request, I help by means of personal tips and tricks.