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As a lot of my colleague underwater videographers I owe much to Jaques-Yves Cousteau, the founding father of scuba diving and underwater filming worldwide. As a child I was fascinated by his television shows broadcasted on Dutch National television. Back then I decided to become a scuba diver myself one day. I started scuba diving in 1995 and worked my way up to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver and a PADI Divemaster.

After taking the “Underwater Photography” course of SSI in 1997 I was occupied with analogue underwater photography until I made a switch to digital underwater photography ten years later.

As a passionate scuba diver and storyteller I benefitted of the technological revolution, which did wonders for the quality of underwater filming. In 2013 a long-cherished wish came true when I switched from photography to Full HD underwater videography. I debuted with my first independent production in 2014 and was awarded on several occasions at international film festivals which encouraged me to improve my underwater filming.

In 2015 I started to compete in video subs or ‘shoot out’ competitions. The additional stress to produce a complete video production during a limited time triggered me. These competitions require a completely different kind of production than those made in my own pace. My highlight so far is representing The Netherlands and being awarded as runner-up at the CMAS European Championships Underwater Video 2016 in La Herradura (Spain).

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From October 4th-9th 2016 the CMAS European Championships underwater videography were held in La Herradura in the south of Spain. I was honoured to represent The Netherlands and the Dutch diving federation NOB during this competition for which I teamed up with Yvonne Tijmes. We made three dives during this competition and after these dives all competitors had to edit a complete videoproduction in five hours time.

To my surprise I was awarded with the silver medal becoming vice-European Champion for my production 'The Sea' losing to the new European Champion Jose Carlos Rando Lara from Spain and before German World Champion 2014 Katja Kieslich.