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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!  […]

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 […]

Finding a dive buddy in Bonaire

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 […]

PADI Sea Turtle Awareness Specialty 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 […]