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Photographers panel on Duikvaker – three photographers, three opinions

Inspiration, information and interaction – that's what it's all about at the Theme Tables on the DuikeninBeeld stand. New is the Photographer's Panel with three top photographers, all three with their own approach and a clear opinion. A good photo is a matter of luck. It is impossible to take good photos without flash. That's just a few…
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Photographers panel on Duikvaker – three photographers, three opinions

Inspiration, information and interaction – that's what it's all about at the Theme Tables on the DuikeninBeeld stand. New is the Photographer's Panel with three top photographers, all three with their own approach and a clear opinion. A good photo is a matter of luck. It is impossible to take good photos without flash. That's just a few…

National Diving Safety Test

How is your knowledge of diving safety and liability? On Duikvaker, participate in the National Diving Safety Test 2019 of DuikeninBeeld and have a chance to win an Apox oxygen case. Do you know everything about diving safety and liability or do you want to know more about it? Join the National Diving Safety Test 2019! Take your smartphone to…

Compact cameras

For his new book on underwater photography (for novice photographers – available soon), underwater photographer Ron Offermans delved into the world of compact cameras. He subjected various models to an extensive test and of course he also took them underwater – with surprising results. In Theater 2 he will discuss the…

Editing photos – tips & tricks

Inspiration, information and interaction – that's what it's all about at the Theme Tables on the DuikeninBeeld stand. Do you take photos and do you want to edit them a little bit after the dive? But how? Ron Offermans has tips & tricks for you. You did a nice dive in the lake around the corner, you are a…

Underwater photography for beginners

Inspiration, information and interaction – that's what it's all about at the Theme Tables on the DuikeninBeeld stand. Do you want to start with underwater photography or are you new to it? Edwin van der Sande has useful and fun tips for you. Have you not been shooting underwater for very long and do you have all kinds of questions? Or…

Sidemount Dives

Inspiration, information and interaction – that's what it's all about at the Theme Tables on the DuikeninBeeld stand. Wondering what sidemount is? Berdi Boeve shows that sidemount is a way of diving for every diver. Diving with sidemount, you have probably already heard or read about it. Probably have…

fin techniques

Inspiration, information and interaction – that's what it's all about at the Theme Tables on the DuikeninBeeld stand. Jeroen Wilms and Ferry Schram provide an interactive session on fin techniques. Do you no longer want to be the cause of dust clouds? Join us! How annoying is it when you suddenly find yourself in a large cloud of dust from the divers in front of you…

Wreck diving for beginners

Inspiration, information and interaction – that's what it's all about at the Theme Tables on the DuikeninBeeld stand. Would you like to explore wrecks in shallower and deeper water? What are the do's and don'ts? Cees den Toom will take you along. Wreck diving – a sport in itself. Anyone who dives in Vinkeveen is almost certainly on the bus…

See more? Which can!

Inspiration, information and interaction – that's what it's all about at the Theme Tables on the DuikeninBeeld stand. Bas and Mirjam van der Sanden teach you how to 'see' underwater. Bet you'll see (even) more on your next dive? As biology teachers and enthusiastic divers, Mirjam and Bas van der Sanden learn…

Photo tips from the Dutch Underwater Photography Champion

Inspiration, information and interaction – that's what it's all about at the Theme Tables on the DuikeninBeeld stand. And for that you can certainly go to René Weterings, who became Dutch Champion Underwater Photography in 2018. Dutch Champion Underwater Photography. It sounds far away for many photographers. Even underwater photographer René Weterings could not have dreamed a few years ago…

Workshop Vlogging

DuikeninBeeld and Duikvaker invite you to come vlogging on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 February. A one day workshop on the best diving event of the year! Programme:10:00 – Welcome to Duikvaker!10:30 – Theme table about vlogging at the DuikeninBeeld booth, including workshop based on Kinemaster.11:15 – The fair with mobile…

Passport to Paradise: Bunaken -> Bangka .-> Manado Indonesia

About the presentation Discover North Sulawesi with a Passport to Paradise Passport to Paradise is a unique diving experience that allows you to discover three different diving destinations in one trip. You have 150 dive sites to choose from and with seamless boat dive transfers from resort to resort, there's no need to dry and pack dive equipment, no wasted…

Coral reefs, how long?

 Speaker: Dos Winkel About the presentation Coral reefs, the most colorful ecosystems that have existed for hundreds of millions of years, are disappearing like snow in the sun. In less than 50 years, all the reefs on Earth have become sick and scientists say no reefs will be alive by 2050 unless… Dos Winkel discusses the causes of…

10 things you need to know about diving in Sharm el Sheik

 Speaker: Mrs Ornella Dittel About the presentation Sharm el Sheik is back at the top of diving destinations once again. With various flights from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany, this presentation shows why you should now go on holiday to Sharm el Sheik. Recently there have been many encounters with turtles, sharks and rays in addition to the standard offer of exuberant…

Save the Ocean, Save Yourself!

 Speaker: Carina van Uffelen & Janna Selier About the presentation More and more plastic waste is floating in our oceans. This comes from waste we throw away on the street, fishing nets that are left behind, but also from washing synthetic clothes or brushing your teeth. All these different types of plastic together form the 'plastic soup' in the oceans. Plastic…

Help your dive buddy with a disability

 Speaker: Chris Azab About the presentation What techniques do you use to dive with people with disabilities, which can be physical or mental. This includes people who have a muscle disease, who are missing an arm or a leg, who are autistic, who have PTSD, who have suffered whiplash or who have poor vision. Above water these people have…
Let's go freediving!

Themed table: Let's go freediving!

Inspiration, information and interaction – that's what it's all about at the Theme Tables on the DuikeninBeeld stand. Explore the underwater world on your own air! Freedive toppers Nanja van den Broek and Danny Martherus take you on a breath. Do you watch breathlessly as you see freedivers disappear into the depths? How do they do that? How…

Theme table: Photo tips from the Dutch Underwater Photography Champion

Inspiration, information and interaction – that's what it's all about at the Theme Tables on the DuikeninBeeld stand. And for that you can certainly go to René Weterings, who became Dutch Champion Underwater Photography in 2018. Dutch Champion Underwater Photography. It sounds far away for many photographers. Even underwater photographer René Weterings could not have dreamed a few years ago…
Presentatie The wonders of Lembeh Strait

The wonders of Lembeh Strait

As passionate muck divers, we are always on the hunt for new creatures, taking you on a journey into the uniquely bizarre underwater world of the Lembeh Strait – the capital of Muck Diving in Indonesia. The presentation will be provided by Petra Schmiedl, Manager of the exclusive Lembeh Resort. Over the past 16 years, Petra has…
Duikvaker Podium

New: Podium at Duikvaker

The larger exhibition floor provides even more opportunities for new activities at Duikvaker! We are currently working on the programming of the Podium. One thing is already certain. The presentation on stage is in the hands of Henry Wessels for two days. And we are very happy about that!
Duiken in mijnen

Diving in Mines

Diving in mines in France, Belgium, Slovakia and Hungary! Vic Verlinden, underwater journalist and author of many books and articles, will give a photo and video presentation about this fascinating subject during Duikvaker.
Presentatie DOSA

How do we make diving safer?

Diving is a safe sport. Of the more than 1 million dives that are made annually in the Netherlands and by Dutch people abroad, one rarely leads to an accident. Nevertheless, the diver in 95% appears to be the cause of the accidents. Based on the reports of diving incidents and accidents from 2017 and 2018…
SummerLabb 3

SummerLabb program

During this edition of Duikvaker, SummerLabb takes you into the underwater world, which, due to climate change, deserves just as big a voice as the above water world. Due to the concerns of the international diving world, SummerLabb will ask questions in order to provide answers. 'How can we give the coral a better life?', 'What is micro waste?'. But…

A first on Duikvaker! The first National Diving Safety Test…

A first on Duikvaker! This is where the National Diving Safety Test is held. Play along! After the National IQ test, the National Eating test and the National Travel test, now a national test about safety in diving. Do you know everything about diving safety and liability or do you want to know more about it? Take your smartphone with you to the fair and…

Presentation of new Digital Underwater Photography Handbook on Duikvaker

The Handbook of Digital Underwater Photography has been completely revised and expanded. The book for every underwater photographer, which has been compiled by the well-known underwater photographer Ron Offermans, will be in stores from the beginning of February and will be officially presented on February 4 during Duikvaker. Photography, and therefore also underwater photography, does not stand still. New cameras, new accessories and new…

Theme table Freediving with Danny, Nanja and Jeanine

Nice themes with nice specialists! You will find them during Duikvaker on February 4 and 5 at the theme table on the booth of DuikeninBeeld. Nanja van den Broek, Jeanine Grasmeijer and Danny Martherus for example! Freediving, diving on one breath, gives an ultimate feeling of freedom. Nanja van den Broek, Jeanine Grasmeijer and Danny Martherus take you…

What are we going to do at Duikvaker? Just… a lot!

Diving more often becomes fun! Especially at the booth of DuikeninBeeld. A whole series of specialists will sit down at the theme table to tell you about their subject and answer your questions. You can also participate in the Diving Safety Quiz and Ron Offermans will present his new book. And as a visitor you decide which photos in the dynamic photo exhibition…

Dynamic photo expo: registration is now open!

The dynamic photo exhibition and competition will also have a place on the DuikeninBeeld stand during Duikvaker 2017. Will your photo be in the exhibition on 4 and 5 February? The exhibition annex photo competition – based on an idea by underwater photographer Ron Offermans – will have its fourth edition in 2017. Also this time we have the help…

Visit Airdiving, Hall 2 – Stand 1747

  This year we from Airdiving will be present again, the diving center located at the popular dive site Zandeiland 4 Vinkeveen. We would like to introduce you to our new brand Audaxpro. Information about training intro to Tec IANTD. The new permits for 2017 are also available at our stand. Of course there is still…

Separate part of the Onderwaterhuis.NL booth equipped for high-end underwater photography

Karin Brussaard and Marc Vermeiren will be in a separate part of the Onderwaterhuis.NL stand this weekend, which is specially reserved for professionals. View all possible gadgets at your leisure and let them tell you everything about them. This weekend at the Duikvaker fair in Houten! The pro section includes a Nikon D750 in a Nauticam…

Blue photos? Color and contrast with 1 mouse click!

Edit your underwater photos in 1 click, so that the blue cast disappears and the beautiful colors and contrast can be seen again. The software program Vivid-Pix makes it very easy for you! Live demos on Duikvaker During Duikvaker, underwater photographer Ron Offermans will show how easy and fast it is at the DuikeninBeeld stand. Do you have…

Workshop CoralGardening

How are you going to build a coral reef? What should you pay attention to? After explaining why coral reefs are important, how we can protect and restore them, get started. CoralGardening starts with a hard surface. CoralGardening creates this by creating a beautiful underwater sculpture garden. You can help us with that by…

Diver info clearly together on DuikeninBeeld

Did you know that on DuikeninBeeld you can find all information about DuikeninBeeld on Duikvaker? The programme, the theme tables, the discount campaign, the photo competition and more… you will find it all on one page. Take a look at the Duikvaker page and get great ideas for your visit to the annual diving fair on 6 and…

The most complete 'underwater play book' for beginners and advanced snorkelers!

Snorkeling is conquering the crowd thanks to the use of a variety of underwater play equipment. Children love the underwater games. In this book Jo van Schalen describes not only new play materials but also 45 technical courses and hundreds of playful exercises with which these courses can be practiced in a fun and varied way. Short, clear, numbered…

Film program during Duikvaker 2016

In collaboration with the North Sea Film Festival, Duikvaker screens a selection of Belgian and Dutch film productions from 2015. The films were officially selected for the underwater film festivals of Marseille, Belgrade and Estartit, including the winner of the Dutch Open Championship. [wpv-view name=”program-movie-theatre” order=”asc”]

Launch PADI Swim School

PADI Resort and Starfish AquaticInstitute Approved training center De Smient has translated and further developed the PADI Swim School program, which has been successfully used in America for years, for the Dutch market. This has created a complete program with which you can start immediately. This program includes: An effective swimming lesson system for all…

Coffee lovers for Dive Reporters!

Are you a Dive Reporter? Then we invite you to coffee on January 31 and/or February 1! And if you have posted a Diving Report in the past year, we also have something nice for you with your coffee. Are you a Dive Reporter? Then we invite you on January 31 and/or February 1 to the…

Biology: what, when and when

Would you also like to know when that one fish lays its eggs, how you find it and especially when? Then sit down at the Theme table on the booth of DuikeninBeeld with Floor Driessen and Martijn Spierenburg. You can dive in the Netherlands, abroad, on reefs, on sand, on wrecks, just think of it! Simply because…

Lots to do at DuikeninBeeld

The regular visitor to Duikvaker knows it. The DuikeninBeeld stand is the beating heart of the fair. Also in 2015. During Duikvaker, DuikeninBeeld offers another wonderful program with specialists from all corners of the diving world. About photography and video, about beautiful diving locations and freediving and also about more serious matters such as diving incidents and diving safety.…
Marcel Binken

Lecture Marcel Binken during Duikvaker 2014

photo: Cor Kuyvenhoven When you lose both lower legs as a diver and you set yourself a high goal; if you pick up your passion again within a year and you also accomplish it, then you have a special story. A story that is so special that the national press paid attention to it. De Telegraaf devoted an article…