15. February 2021 · Comments Off on After 22 years worth of scuba diving, I finally went ice-diving! · Categories: Scuba Diving, u/w photography

Last week we had temperatures well below zero in the Netherlands. So we had a short window of time, in which our lakes and canals were finally frozen again.

A few years ago, I have dived underneath a slate of ice, but I never had a go at proper official ice-diving.

So finally at Vinkeveen, sunny, between minus 10 en minus 5, we made two beautiful dives in perfect conditions!

19. September 2020 · Comments Off on For those who ask why you should go diving in the murky waters in the Netherlands · Categories: Scuba Diving, u/w photography
29. October 2017 · Comments Off on Interesting geological formations in ‘t Zuth, Bakel · Categories: Scuba Diving, u/w photography

Today we went for our regular Sunday morning dive in ‘t Zuth near Bakel.

This lake is quite old but has been excavated further for its sand. In the middle it drops down to 20 meters, where the hopper has broken through a clay layer of 1 to 3 meters thick. This created some beautiful scenery, which looks like rock faces.

Combined with the good visibility, it always makes for a nice dive.

This morning we stumbled upon some interesting formations. It is more solid than clay (old tree trunks perhaps?) and shavings are dropping off. The colour, once lighted, is a vivid brown orange.

If you know what it is, drop me a mail!

06. November 2016 · Comments Off on Dive pics from the Kraaijenbergse Plas · Categories: Scuba Diving, u/w photography

Temperatures are dropping but the fun to be below the surface absolutely not!

02. October 2016 · Comments Off on It was a bit dusty in the Grevelingen, but why complain? · Categories: Scuba Diving, u/w photography

Who imagined that we would find such great weather at the end of September? It was a bit dusty and dark, which made making photographs a bit of a challenge. We made 2 dives in the Grevelingen, at Dreischor and at “Het Koepeltje”.

04. May 2015 · Comments Off on Könner meiden das Risiko · Categories: Uncategorized

A few weeks ago, we were cruising through the Eifel on our motorbikes. The Eifel is well known for its beautiful curvy roads and is abused by some bikers as race track. On one of these roads, we passed a warning sign: Könner meiden das Risiko. If you know your business, you do not need to show off, but you have fun (eg open the throttle) where and when it is safe to do so.
Interesting enough, in my other “dangerous” hobby, scuba diving, it is perfectly ok to turn away from a dive, when you do not feel up to it. You take a refresher course after a long non-diving period and train for each special situation, like night diving. Ever seen a biker taking a special course for night riding? Nope, we go full throttle the first minute winter is over.
Just do it where you can see what’s ahead, the road is clean and no crazy drivers are around:
Könner meiden das Risiko!

01. February 2015 · Comments Off on I posted the pictures of our last dives! · Categories: Scuba Diving, u/w photography

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01. February 2015 · Comments Off on This summer, I met a beautiful pike-perch · Categories: Scuba Diving, u/w photography

Only 5 km from work, there are a number of artificial lakes, de Kraaijenbergse Plassen. These lakes were excavated to provide sand and gravel for the building industry. Production has stopped just recently and the lakes make a nice recreational spot.

Thus after work we hopped in and met the boss of this patch of water!

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