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Rabaul-Kokopo Puzzle

One morning in Port Moresby (capital of Papua New Guinea), I met Gavin Cathcart – owner of Rabaul-Kokopo-Dive. When he told me that every morning his dive shop got visited by 200/300 spinner dolphins…. I couldn’t believe it! I knew I had to see that for myself. And I did…..! Enjoy making this puzzle. It’s a picture that I took […]

Scuba / Ocean Cookie Cutters

A while ago I bought a bunch of ocean / scuba themed cookie cutters. The idea was to use them to make cookies with my niece Esmee. But as right now that isn’t possible. I’m writing this as Corona has taken over the world.    Instead I decided to bake an apple pie at home and decorate the top with […]

I learned scuba diving in Jamaica

One of the best decisions I ever made in my life was to learn how to Scuba Dive. Once I was underwater, in full equipment I thought to myself…. why did it take me so long to take this step? I learned to scuba dive when I was 25, in a town called Ocho Rios, in Jamaica. Learning the theory […]

Dive report: Juliet Liveaboard in the Bahamas

In November 2019 M. Kruk and his wife boarded the MY Juliet. A sailing and scuba diving yacht, that moves around in the Caribbean. Their itinerary was sailing and diving around the Bahamas. M. Kruk wrote up this Dive Report and is sharing it with the readers of Dutch Mermaid. Enjoy! Ps. also all pictures are taken by the Kruk’s!  […]

Spinner Dolphins in Rabaul Kokopo, Papua New Guinea

The Spinner Dolphins of Papua New Guinea One of the main attractions in Rabaul-Kokopo are the Spinner dolphins. Every morning approximately 200 to 300 show up. Ready to play at the bow of the boat! With the dive Rabaul-Kokopo Dive I went there one morning and shot this little video ❤ Spinner Dolphins are quite small dolphins that live off-shore in tropical […]

Safaga – Egypt’s best kept scuba secret

Where can you see Manta Rays, Whalesharks, Hammerheads and Dolphins? In Safaga, Egypt! Safaga is a small little beach town, about an hour from the International airport of Hurghada. There are some resorts and hotels but it’s a nice combination of local Egyptians and tourists in one spot. Without the noises and shopping malls of Hurghada. Without getting harassed on […]

The invisible Leafy Seadragon’s of South Australia

Last month me and my boyfriend went on a road trip through Australia. One of the places we decided to stop was Adelaide. The reason? Leafy Sea Dragons. What are Leafy Seadragons? Leafy Seadragons are beautiful mystical creatures that really exist. They can grow as big as 43cm but usually when they’re spotted they’re around 30cm. They live in and […]

Red Sea on Strike – No scuba diving this weekend!

Suddenly on Friday night (last night at the time of writing this), posts started to appear on Facebook from several dive centers in Egypt that they were going on strike this weekend. The reason? The Egyptian government announced new scuba diving and snorkeling taxes a day earlier. When these taxes are starting, you ask? Today! (28 Dec’ 19). Yikes!! The […]