Now THIS is what you call a swimming pool!!

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  1. absolut_mac macrumors 6502a

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    Just in time for summer for those of you who like to swim, especially if you like to swim in the deep end.

    http://www.nemo33.com/index_en/gallery2.html

    Unfortunately for most of us Nemo33 (that's 33 meters) is in Brussels. I would love to dive Nemo33 just for the fun of it, and also to experiment a little with deep diving techniques in a pretty safe and controlled environment.

    Another plus is that one can leave the sun tan lotion at home.
     
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    i'd love to dive that! whats in the underwater buildings?
     
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    Nothing to see there...Move Along! :D
     
  5. samh004 macrumors 68020

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    Wow that's scary, looks fun to try though.

    I remember back when I was a kid there was a waterpark in Hong Kong, now closed unfortunately. One of the daily/hourly shows was a diving performance in the middle of a pool, and there'd be a net around the middle as the floor dropped sharply to get very deep.

    I don't think anyone was allowed into that area even when they weren't performing, but you could see it was quite a bit deeper than elsewhere.

    It looks as though the cafe and shops of the rest of the building are in those buildings in the pool. If you look at the photo with the submarine (?) you'll see the windows look strangely blue and match with the windows in the underwater houses.

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    That is so cool...I've been meaning to get SCUBA certified for ages now...one of my friends is a dive instructor and I still haven't gotten around to it! :rolleyes:

    I like the gallery on that website, it gives some perspective to how deep the lake near my house is...it's actually the exact depth of the pool (33 meters/110 feet), though not nearly as clear. I assume the experience in the pool is quite a bit different as well...I've gone down about 40ish feet (12m) in the lake (that's what you get when you spend every day in the water all summer every summer as a kid :p) and it's pitch black and cold as a witch's tit.
     
  8. iBlue macrumors Core

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    That is cool but I don't think much can beat diving in the ocean... sure is a lot more to see. :)

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  9. Sijmen macrumors 6502a

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    I love swimming, too, but never dived. Looks cool though!
     
  10. blaster_boy macrumors 6502

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    I work in Brussels and I didn't even know that this existed - hmm, it would be cool to go there with some friends and get a diving initiation... blubblub
     
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    That would make certification so much more fun than at the local pool.
     
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    My memory is very foggy on this, but a friend got into diving some years ago. For a day out his instructor took all his students to this underwater theme park that was full of gardens and other nifty water stuff. Think it's all in a lake though.
     
  14. Queso macrumors G4

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    That's cool, but nothing beats the 7˚ goodness of Dorothea in January :)
     
  15. iBlue macrumors Core

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    OH MY GOD! :eek: I want to do that so badly!
     
  16. absolut_mac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    True, but sometimes the weather doesn't cooperate, so it would be nice to have a backup plan *B* in my back yard :)

    Nice scuba pics, where were they taken? Looks like somewhere where the water is crystal clear and warm too.
     
  17. iBlue macrumors Core

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    July 2006 in Key Largo, Florida. :) The water was about 80ºf (27ºc). The visibility wasn't extremely clear but I can't complain. I loved it.
     
  18. absolut_mac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's cool too.

    While I admire those who are into cave diving, especially fresh water cave diving like in the Mexican Yucatan, I prefer not to have anything blocking my ascent to the surface - you know, just in case.

    Cousteau's granddaughter in Mexico...
     

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  19. absolut_mac thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I wouldn't complain too as it's a whole lot better than here on the left coast.

    Thanks for the info.
     
  20. jng macrumors 65816

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    Time to visit Brussels!

    And it's 20 euros? Good deal if you ask me.
     
  21. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    That pool is cool. Would love to dive there.

    Cave diving brings back some fond memories. It's really really dark if you turn out the lights. The felling is hard to describe when you are about 25-30 meters under inside a cave with no lights. Really cool! :)
     
  22. gkarris macrumors 604

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    that's deep.... :p
     
  23. Fredo521 macrumors member

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    Pshh just stick some fish, coral, and sharks in the pool. Same thing :p
     
  24. jayb2000 macrumors 6502a

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    I just went in up here in Maine, its about 56 :eek:
     

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