#102 - Daan Verhoeven | Picture This

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Daan Verhoeven is best know for his amazing photography of freedivers. He hails from the Netherlands and now lives in Cornwall, UK. He started freediving in 2005. Between 2006 and 2011 he set national records in 5 of the 6 freediving disciplines. He is a freediving instructor with AIDA, SSI and PADI. He’s and AIDA judge and was voted safety diver of the year in 2010 and 2011. He has been a freediving photographer since 2011.

He lives together with his girlfriend Georgina Miller, who is also a freediver, in a house by the sea, and together they run a freediving school, Aquacity Freediving. They have 2 dogs, Beans and Charlie, and a grumpy cat called Johnny (after Johnny Cash). Daan loves ginger and cinnamon, the melodies of Tom Waits, the voice of Peter Gabriel and the colour orange. He also translates his father’s (Dutch philosopher Cornelis Verhoeven) work into English.

This is Daan’s 2nd appearance on the show, the first one is HERE!

In this episode we discuss:

Daan has been with the podcast all the way!
Daan managed to get to Cyprus in 2020 for the Infinity Depth Games
Arnauld Jerald and Alexey Molchanov competing for a world record was definitely a highlight for the sport in an otherwise subdued year for freediving.
The challenges of living through the pandemic as a travelling photographer.
Why has Taiwan done so well during the pandemic?
The rise of online coaching in freediving.
Shout out to Linda Paganelli.
Why is Daan experimenting with cold water immersion?
What have been the highlights of the last three and a half years?
What is the funniest thing that he’s seen in that time?
And the most disappointing thing?
Thoughts on the Freediving World Series
Whatever happened to Jump Blue?
A question from Sara to Daan about his birthday suit.
A question from Sheena McNally.
And pineapple on pizza, yay or nay?
A question from Danny about snail farts.
A question from Alexandre about inappropriate nicknames.
A question from Ben Gardiner about Daan’s last ever picture.
A question from Farron about nude pictures of Daan, and more..
A question from Catherine about the weirdest picture Daan has ever taken.
DESERT ISLAND QUESTIONS – PATREON
Does Donny’s voice induce MDR?

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