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Jan 26, 2005
Hi everybody, I am new, new to this site and new to diving, I am currently following the course to become a one star diver and the examination both theory and practice are planned for February and March.
My name is Liesbeth and I live in Antwerp, Belgium, I am a late starter, born in 1952 so you can work it out for yourselves...
I have been reading lots of threads on this net and learned a lot.
My husband is a two star diver and we plan to go diving together all over Europe, we plan to start with a months holiday in Italy and check out the diving there, if I get through my exams that is, I am not overly confident about that, the theory isn't all that easy if you haven't studied for over xxxx-years.
Also I am not in the best of condition as fitness is concerned, need to work on that very hard too.
Still I think i will enjoy diving although a bit apprehensive for my first real dive but that is normal I think.
Greetings from Belgium,
HI Liesbeth

welcome! You'll find lots of good people here and all the advice you need.

I admire anyone who braves the Belgian waters... brrrr
Welcome to Deeperblue!

Are you a freediver or a scuba diver?

Good luck

Hi Liesbeth :)
Of course it will be fun, but far more fun in the Med than the North sea BRRRRR
Hey another antwerpian...allookes :)

Welcome to the best underwater-info-dump on the net (or whatever u wanna call it)...

The belgian waters are okay, just don't swallow any :)
salud Liesbeth
Bienvenue a notre forum
welcome to our site enjoy
Hi Ender, with which diving club do you dive?
Yes belgian and Dutch waters are OK, just a bit chilly in this time of the year!!!!
Thanks to everybody for your warm welcome, it is nice to be in such a varied company, people from all over the worls, feels good!
Thanks again,
Liesbeth said:
Hi Ender, with which diving club do you dive?
Yes belgian and Dutch waters are OK, just a bit chilly in this time of the year!!!!

I'm not with a club.
I do very little sportsdiving in my own country, especially now since i'm doing a 1 year IDSA training which has 5 weeks of intensive divetraining in the summer included. But normally when I go recreational diving it's in the tropics :)

However in summetime once or twice I go North to the Oosterschelde with a friend and freedive there...it can be quite beautiful there and if u manage to catch one of the huge lobsters that live there you have enough food for a week :)
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