Safaga – Egypt’s best kept scuba secret

Hammerheads Egypt

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 street to get you to buy something. No, it’s all very easy going and oh yeah, the diving… it’s breathtaking! Last year I was lucky enough to do 2…

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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 near seaweeds and seagrass beds often at edges of the reef or near jetties. They blend in really well with their surroundings and that’s a good thing because they’ve nothing…

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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 new Dive and Snorkel Taxes in Egypt So what taxes are we talking about? Glad you asked! Diver/snorkeler on a day boat: $5,- per dayDiver on a liveaboard: $10,- per…

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Finding a dive buddy in Bonaire

dive buddy

The last few weeks several people have contacted me and asked me how you find a buddy on Bonaire…. Realizing this is a hot topic I decided to do a bit of research and contacted several dive shops on Bonaire for their input! After reading this article you’ll know exactly how to find a dive buddy on Bonaire. When you’re on your own on a boat dive, you often get paired with another “solo” diver or if everyone brought their friends with the dive guide. But that doesn’t really work…

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PADI Sea Turtle Awareness Specialty in Bonaire

Green Sea Turtle in Bonaire

One of the most fun dive courses that I ever took was the “Sea Turtle Awareness Distinctive Specialty” with Dive Friends Bonaire. Together with PADI and the NGO Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire this specialty was designed in 2014  and it’s a great way to learn about Sea Turtles in Bonaire! Before I tell you more about the PADI specialty in detail I’d like to take a moment to emphasize on the collaboration between several parties in Bonaire to make this course the success it is. First of all there’s Dive…

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VLOG: Scuba diving in Vilanculous – Mozambique

Wow! Only had time for 2 days of Scuba Diving in Vilanculous Mozambique and it was great. Check out all the awesome stuff that I saw. One of the dive sites we went to was Two Mile Reef. Two Mile Reef is an excellent dive site for all levels of divers. A barrier reef protecting a narrow channel between the sand dunes of Bazaruto Island and the white beaches of Benguerra Island. On this site you can expect to see the following sea life: Potato bass, Guitar fish, Devil ray, Manta ray,…

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Visiting Las Vegas in the heat of summer

In the absolute heat of summer I ended up in Las Vegas! This was not my first visit, but it was definitely hotter than last time. Temperatures easily reached 40-45C (104-113F) and even at night it wouldn’t cool down at al. But man, what an amazing city is Vegas, even when it’s this hot. My trip was focused on casino’s, relaxing, concerts and good food. My hotel, Delano, was located on the very end of the strip. Basically, if you’ve never been to the strip, it’s a long road through…

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Sleeping, eating and walking inside a favela in Rio de Janeiro

Check out this vlog and see for yourself how amazing it is to walk around in a favela in Rio de Janeiro! I felt safe 100% and made this vlog to show you guys a different side of the ‘favela story’. Do you also want to stay here? Then check out their facebook page and enjoy this amazing experience. The favela I visited is called Babilonia in the neighbourhood Leme, just around the corner from Copacabana.  

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Scuba Diving in Buzios, Brazil

A few weeks ago I went diving with Buzios Divers in Buzios, Brazil. We made two amazing dives where we saw a bunch of turtles and beautiful soft corals. In the video you’ll get an impression of what’s it like to dive in Brazil. I’m surprised this dive spot is still a bit of a hidden gem as it’s truely great diving. I haven’t done any other diving in Brazil so I can’t compare within the country, but I’ve done a lot of diving all over the world and this…

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