It is with great sadness that we have heard the passing of our vice-president Philippe Desitter.

Philippe had a huge personality, we mainly know him through recreational and sportive freediving, and he has made a major contribution to this level thanks to his character. He was one of the founders of AIDA Belgium and certainly one of the strongest drivers. He has motivated and trained an active generation of apneists who will remember the time he spent with them in the water and outside the water. Recently he had reinvested himself as vice-president of AIDA Belgium. His sudden departure will leave an enormous void.

The funeral will take place on Tuesday 15 October at 10 am in the church of Saint-Vincent in Liège.

As administrators of AIDA Belgium, we express our sincere condolences to the family on behalf of all our members.