Divers 2024 program

The New Coast

Rene vd Laan
Diving specialist Ronald Faber Rene van der laan Diving specialist

Rene vd Laan

I obtained my first PADI diving license in 2004 and became a member of a diving club in Bergen op Zoom. This was followed by certifications from PADI, GUE and IANTD. I am now a Trimix plus diver and after a Trimix blender course I can blend my own gas. I also met Ronald at the diving club and we got along well right away. When he started filming I was quickly infected. In 2014 I started posting videos on my YouTube channel.

In 2016 I became club champion with the first longer film with a script. Then I got a taste for filming and editing. In 2017 I decided to first participate in the OBK, the Belgian championships. There I took 1st place among juniors. 2018 ONK starters, I also achieved the gold medal there. This meant that from now on I had to participate in the Masters. In 2019 this resulted in a second place, with Ronald winning gold. The following year, 2020 and 2021, I became Dutch Champion at the masters ONK. Because I had also submitted to the OBK, I won the silver medal there in 2021, and gold for best script. In 2022 I thought it was time to venture into my own production. It became De Bergsediepsluis - Life in dark waters. I already worked with Ronald on this, he provided the drone images. This documentary was selected for Film by theSea and awarded bronze at the Belgrade Film Festival.

Information Duikvaker 2023

Opening hours

February 1, 2025 from 10am - 6pm

February 2, 2025 from 10am - 5pm

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