Duikvaker 2018 (the biggest Diving Exhibition in the Netherlands) was a great success again for young and slightly less younger people. For both diving and active holiday enthusiasts. Apart from all the latest diving-gadgets, there were also other activities and interesting things in this weekend on the exhibition.
For example, SummerLabb offered its visitors a look into the sustainable future. The visitors got an interesting story about platic soup and how you can reduce your own plastic footprint yourself. They showed a washing bag to collect your plastic and nylon microfibers, which are released during washing clothes. There was also a solution for lead-free fishing and how to create your own garden to absorb more rainwater to be prepared for changing weather.
Several coral experts were present and also companies involved in the cultivation of seaweed. Former TV and radio presenter Jan Douwe Kroeske interviewed Vera Aarden about CoralGardening’s vision on the future of coral reefs.
There was a show of mermaids and the world record “blowing rings” was improved by freediver Jorrit Bruinsma. He could blow 71 rings in 2 minutes 18, on one breath. The whole record attempt with video and the comments of Vera can be seen here.
Children had a lot of fun at our stand with the workshop CoralGardening. This time it was possible to make the designs for houses for fish in color. After creating their statues with clay, they could paint them in the desired colors. This makes them even more beautiful after they return to them after baking.
Furthermore Marcel Coret from Diving School KevMic-Diving came to our booth to hand over our regulators after a thorough service. Marcel, thank you so much for the good and fast service! Several companies offered to sponsor CoralGardening with materials, but more about that later.
Thank you very much for your visit, interest and donations!
An impression of the Duikvaker, made by Bas: