The yearly Dutch diving fair "Duikvaker" has come and gone.
It was great to catch up with friends, fellow (free)divers and underwater photographers.
On both of the fair days I shared my photography from the main stage with the audience.
I explained why freediving helps me get images of big marine wildlife and how I use it to create photo stories about our oceans.
Also, I shared images of the grassroots ecotourism that is set up with the support of Planeta Oceano in northern Peru.
On Sunday I also headed over to the fundraising lottery organized by Stichting Duik de Noordzee Schoon.
It was nice to catch up with fellow NorthSea expedition members, most of which I had not seen for a while.
A big crowd had gathered for the start of the raffle.
One of the prices was a print of my award winning image of a Californian sealion.
Yes mom, I should have ironed that shirt..
Talking to so many people that share a passion for the sea always helps in getting inspired to plan new adventures.
But enough talking for this winter. Back to some cold water diving soon, hopefully.