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Campeón holandesa 2017 & 2018 | Dutch Champion 2017 & 2018 | Champion Néerlandais 2017 & 2018

Subcampeón de Europa 2016 | European Vice Champion 2016 | Vice-champion d'Europe 2016

Subcampeón holandesa 2016 | Dutch Vice Champion 2016 | Vice-Champion Néerlandais 2016


The CMAS World Championships Underwater videography is a competition governed by the Confédération Mondiale des Activités Subaquatiques (CMAS), the World Underwater sport Federation.

This competition is open to teams from all CMAS national federations regardless of affiliation status. Each federation can sent one team consisting of a captain and four divers - two being the videographers and the other two being the videographers' assistants. Each diver must be at least 16 years old at the time of competition, have a minimum diver certification of CMAS 2 star diver and be in 'good health'.

On September 17th–22nd 2019 the 3rd CMAS World Championships Underwater Videography will be held. Location of this most important international competition is Las Galletas at the Spanish island Tenerife. As Dutch champion 2018 I'm qualified to represent The Netherlands. I will team up with René van der Laan being my video-assistant.  We’ve scheduled to fly to Tenerife already Friday September 13th 2019 to make some explorational dives and to get settled before the competition begins.

During the competition we’ll make 4 competition dives (besides two adaption dives) of maximum 90 minutes to shoot all needed underwater footage. An additional percentage of 20% footage/graphics/stills above water can be shot/made between the start of the competition and the last dive. During the first day of the competition all videographers are locked up in a room together and closed off from the outside world to edit their competition film during a maximum of 3 hours. The second competitionday they'll get an additional 4 hours of editing time after the last dive.

After finishing this edit the film (2-4 minutes) has to be submitted to a representative of the jury members present. The jury will judge all videos based on criteria such as story, flora & fauna, technique, and overall impression & artistic merit.

During the last day of the championships the videographers will have a day off (while the jury is judging all hard work) awaiting the award ceremony which will take place in the evening.