Boat diving the always surprising East Coast of Bonaire

The East Coast of Bonaire. It’s the most intriguing yet intimidating dive location on Bonaire. Intrigiuing because of the rays, sharks, turtles and rare fish you can find. Initimidating because of the possible high waves, strong current and the unknown. Me? I love the East Coast. Any chance I can get to dive it, I’m there. Boat diving the East […]

Tufi Resort – Blenny Puzzle

One of the most magical Scuba Diving places I’ve ever visited is hands down the Tufi Resort in Papua New Guinea. It’s only about an hour flight away from the capital, Port Moresby. PNG Air will fly you right to the doorstep of the resort (runway literally at the edge of resort) in about an hours time. With water temperatures […]

MV Oceania Puzzle – Anemone Fish

The most luxurious and comfortable liveaboard you can find in Papua New Guinea is without a doubt the MV Oceania. This beautiful catamaran sails, depending on the time of year, all around Papua New Guinea. Walindi is the MV Oceania’s home base (great base to start your scuba trip from or extend your scuba holiday).  Diving in Papua New Guinea […]

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 […]

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!  […]

World War II landtour in Rabaul, Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea is one of those perfect scuba dive destinations where you can combine really good diving with some interesting land excursions. During my stay in Rabaul I did a landtour with Rabaul-Kokopo Dive where I visited many different sites that told the rich WWII history. During WWII Rabaul was in hands of the Japanese. During that time the […]

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 […]