Yesterday I went for an evening / night dive combination to a place called Dreiländersee in Gronau, just across the border in Germany. People don’t dive here very often because its a bit of a strange place, quite a walk, shallow and often poor visibility, but I actually like this place. Let me explain to … [Read more…]
Last weekend we finally went for our Bonex Scooter Experience day we booked quite a while ago, during the Duikvaker fair last February. Bonex is a German brand of under-water scooters and they have a nice, what they call, experience day where you can try their stuff. Basically, the whole plan is to go for … [Read more…]
If the name of a session is “Oh Holy Fuck Part 2” and your instructor is Phil Short, what is it you should expect? After this session, I certainly know why Phil’ nickname is “Dark Lord”. I think i have never had so much of a challenge in 1 dive. I suppose Phil also enjoyed … [Read more…]
Again, after a good night of sleep and the usual cooking stuff, we headed over to Vobster for Tekcamp day four. I was hoping for some stage handling with Paul Toomer, but the morning briefing revealed a stage handling session with Graham Blackmore, a GUE instructor who has been teaching a lot in south east … [Read more…]
Tech rescue Rich Walker After the dive, we enjoyed lunch in the sun and a nice, lengthy debrief of Rich.
After having a couple of beers yesterday and a brilliant night of sleep in our posh caravan (tents, well, who would sleep in a tent when you have a caravan…) we woke up, cooked our breakfast (A day of diving isn’t complete without eggs and bacon in the morning) and cooked our lunch (Nice healthy … [Read more…]
After our long drive to get to Vobster, Tekcamp 2013 finally started on monday 8th of July. After our morning briefing and introduction of the whole Tekcamp concept, getting our goodie-bags AND fancy shirts, I was ready for the first session. I had quite an instructor wishlist, and I got lucky as the first session … [Read more…]
Last weekend I went to Groningen to do a GUE Fundamentals course with Maarten van Baal and Sander Everding, something that has been on my wishlist for a while. After doing my NACD full cave course last January and having many chats with Maarten, I realized that GUE is probably the best training agency to … [Read more…]