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Jan 032014
 

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik (Polar Bear Plunge) 2014

Images from the infamous Unox Nieuwjaarsduik – Polar Bear Plunge – 2014. This year saw a record number of 10.000 divers hitting the cold 7 degree water (44°F) of the North Sea in the beach town of Scheveningen. For the third year in a row the event sold out, 45 minutes before the start at 12:00.

Overall 45.000 people participated in various New Years dives all over the Netherlands. A crazy but very fun tradition.

© 2014 www.rudgr.com.
Client: Unox

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik (Polar Bear Plunge) 2014
Quiet before the storm

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik (Polar Bear Plunge) 2014
And we’re off!!!! (Photo: Mittnick.nl)

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik (Polar Bear Plunge) 2014
Happy New Year!

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik (Polar Bear Plunge) 2014
That’s why they call it POLAR Bear Plunge!

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik (Polar Bear Plunge) 2014
But it’s all good fun

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik (Polar Bear Plunge) 2014
The herring and the dolphin

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik (Polar Bear Plunge) 2014
Half water shots are also fun in the North Sea

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik (Polar Bear Plunge) 2014
Brrrr

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik (Polar Bear Plunge) 2014
YEAH!!!!

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik (Polar Bear Plunge) 2014
Year of the Selfie

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik (Polar Bear Plunge) 2014
And ten minutes later all is quiet again… see you in 2015!

Jan 022013
 

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik 2013 (New Years Dive)
Ready to rumble!
Photo: Kevin Verkruijssen

Every year, 10.000 crazy Dutchies jump into the 7 degree water (44°F) of the North Sea to celebrate the new year! These photo were taken with my pro-underwater photo gear while wearing my drysuit. Took the plunge myself later that day just for the fun of it

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik 2013 (New Years Dive)
January 1st, 12:01 – The madness is GO!!!

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik 2013 (New Years Dive)

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik 2013 (New Years Dive) - That's me in the circle!
Photo: Joey Timmer

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik 2013 (New Years Dive)

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik 2013 (New Years Dive)

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik 2013 (New Years Dive)

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik 2013 (New Years Dive)
Two hours later, I’m off myself! :-)
Photo: Kevin Verkruijssen

Dec 302011
 

New Years Card 2012

New Years Card 2012

Images (left to right):
Dolf van der Wal, World Championships Snowboarding in La Molina (Spain). January
Martini Royal. Series for Bacardi-Martini, taken in various image outlets in the Netherlands over the course of a week. April
The best party of the year: Tomorrowland in Belgium. Still getting goosebumps from that crowd! July
Lankayan Island sunset for National Geographic Traveler, Malaysia. September
Toneshifterz, photographed with the remote-cam at Q-Base. Also nice as time-lapse! September
Mindblowing Petra, Jordan trip for Duikmagazine. October
Sun Anemone on Black Coral in the Gulf of Aqaba. October
Friendly Oman, welcomed with tea in a shop in Muscat. Trip for Oman Tourism. April
The best view of Gran Canaria, family trip for Duikmagazine. May
Pygmee Elepahants in the Kinabatangan rainforest. National Geographic Traveler. September
Inside card: Anemone fish in Malaysian Borneo: Lankayan Island.

Jan 022011
 

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik 2011 (New Years Dive)

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik 2011 (New Years Dive)

Camera failure (error 99) after 5 photos sucks big time, especially at a big photoshoot like this! Three photos came out nice though, these are two of them.

See “behind the scenes” images at my Fotograferen.net Facebook!

The Unox New Years Dive saw 10.000+ people jumping into the icecold North Sea at Scheveningen Beach in The Netherlands. A great and fun event to photograph, especially if your equipment doesn’t fail on you.

Client: Unox
© 2010 Fotograferen net

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Jul 122010
 

10 Years of Q-Dance, De Feestfabriek

Ten years of Q-Dance, “representing the harder styles in dance music”, had to be celebrated by a massive party. And fully-blown it was, a fully decorated ArenA stadium in Amsterdam was the venue for this absolutely insane partynight. Hot, humid and loooooud!

10 Years of Q-Dance, De Feestfabriek

10 Years of Q-Dance, De Feestfabriek

10 Years of Q-Dance, De Feestfabriek

10 Years of Q-Dance, De Feestfabriek

Client: Q-Dance
© 2010 Fotograferen net

Jan 022010
 

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik 2010

Unox Nieuwjaarsduik 2010

Just had to upload these two quickly, taken from the infamous Unox Nieuwjaarsduik 2010 (click here for 2008 and 2009). This year turned out the best from the three tries I’ve done so far in making these images with my drysuit and underwater camera. More shots later today or enjoy me at work (20:21) in this item at the main RTL4 News for January 1st.

Now you see me...
Image: © Floris Diemel

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Hard at work @ the Unox Nieuwjaarsduik 2010
Image: © Patrick Savalle

Full Gallery here.

Jan 032009
 

Always my first assignment of the year: the Unox Newyears dive in Scheveningen!
Boy, what a great way to start early on January 1st.

With the cold this years edition saw less people joining the dive (about 7.000 instead of the usuall 10.000) but was it a dive indeed: everbody waited to the last second before jumping in en masse! Never saw such a spectacular dive here, altough it was over really, really quickly: just 6 minutes and the Northsea was empty again. Jup, it was cold indeed.

Full gallery here.




Jan 092008
 

Perhaps the Dutch are indeed a bit weird. In any way, we love diving into an almost freezing NorthSea at noon on newyears day. It’s called the Unox Nieuwjaarsduik. So why not bring out the trusty Canon 20D with UK-Germany housing, put on my drysuit and just wait.. till 12?