The Open Dutch & Dutch Championships uw-video 2017 were improved again so they would be more corresponding with the rules and regulations of international competitions. For these championships I teamed up with René van der Laan who assisted me and was playing the role of actor. Unfortunately the Dutch Diving Federation (NOB) & Aquashot scheduled the competition dates at (for me) unfavourable dates. It meant I could only participate on May 13th because the second competition date June 18th I was making exploration dives in Germany.
During May 13th I made three dives of which the first one not yielded any useful image. With a minimum amount of useful footage shot during the remaining two dives and max 15% of supplementary footage I had to edit my production ‘De Hof van Eden’ (The Garden of Eden). It was meant to be a surrealistic comparison between the story as told in the Bible and scientific theory. It worked out well.
During the award ceremony on September 30st at Podium Hoge Woerd in De Meern I was awarded with the first prize in both the Open Dutch championships and the Dutch Championships Underwater Video 2017 (meaning qualifying for the CMAS European Championships Underwater Videography 2018).
After winning the Dutch Championships I was invited at Dutch national television (at 12:00 minutes): HALLO NEDERLAND!
My ‘golden’ film of the (Open) Dutch Championships Underwater Videography 2017: