Last weekend I was on a dive at the dive site ‘Bergse Diepsluis’. As I haven’t dived a lot the past year this dive was mainly focussed on getting familiar again with my action camera’s; Go Pro Hero 2 and the Intova Limited HD Sports. I’m taking both camera’s with me to the Philippines as it’s going to be wonderland for any diver with a camera, professional of amateur. During this dive I was able to make some really nice photo’s which I want to share with you. Enjoy and get a incline of the Dutch underwater world.
This is my 10th story in a series of personal scuba diving adventures and this time I want to take you along memory lane in my weirdest dive I’ve ever made. It has nothing to do with wreck diving or any other adventurous thought you may have. The dive was in a small pond in the middle of a golf course in the middle of the Netherlands far away from the salty waters I love so much. Scuba diving for golfballs wasn’t something I ever thought I would be doing.
From May 21st till May 25th the world championship underwater photography will be held in the Netherlands. Let’s take a closer look at the dive sites where the photographers will be competing for that winning photo. Probably most if not all the names of these dives sites will be impossible to pronounce, unless your Dutch off course ;) There are 10 different dives sites in total spread over three locations.
Last weekend I visited the Dutch scuba diving expo called the Duikvaker. The whole day was all about scuba diving adventures, new & old products, new scuba initiatives and meeting up with friends from the Dutch scuba diving community. All in all it was a great day to be a scuba diver. Let me share a small recap off my day and all the interesting scuba topics I encountered.
Scuba diving in the Netherlands. For some a nightmare and for others a lifelong passion. Not many people know that the Netherlands offers the most beautiful dive sites of Northern Europe. During scuba diving season people come from Belgium, Germany and even France for scuba diving holidays to Holland. However the Netherlands is also known for it’s treacherous waters and not all dive sites are accessible to every diver. What are the best locations for starting scuba divers to explore the dive sites of Holland.
Rain, wind and more rain. Well that sums up how autumn is in the Netherlands. Summer and it’s warm sunny scuba days are already long gone. Almost all the leaves have dropped from the trees and the temperature drops a bit more every day. Winter… with it’s icy water temperatures is not far off. I’ve been called crazy (and with me my buddy), but we scuba dive all winter in our wetsuits. During the past winters we’ve learned a couple of tricks to stay warm.