Dive Against Debris Dive

Dive Against Debris Dive

Last week I successfully “fished” up around 19kg of fish nets, as well as another 1kg of random trash like electric wire, pcv pipe, bags and fish hooks. The dive I did this on was a “Dive against debris dive“. My dive buddy, Johnny, was doing the corresponding specialty; PADI Dive Against Debris. I’m an enormous fan of clean up dives. I did two in the past, one in Bonaire and one in Costa-Rica. Besides those dives, I usually dive with at least one knife and always take with me…

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Liveaboard trip: Similan & Surin

Liveaboard trip: Similan & Surin

Last week I was fortunate enough to enjoy my second ever liveaboard trip. Exactly a year ago I was cruising the Red Sea and this year I booked a 5 day / 5 night trip to the Similan and Surin Islands, located in the Andaman Sea in Thailand. They’re roughly 60 km from the coast of Khao Lak, which is where I boarded my liveaboard. The liveaboard – Manta Queen 7 Okay so first of all, I got super lucky….. again…. managed to score myself a private cabin! There was literally…

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PADI Self Reliant Diver Course

PADI Self Reliant Diver Course

Ever since I certified as a PADI Divemaster I’ve been developing an interest in solo diving. When I say this out loud, quite a few divers immediately will remind me that you’re always supposed to dive with this buddy. Whilst this was the popular opinion for a long time, views are changing on this matter. In fact, there’s a positive development towards educating divers how to dive responsible on their own. One of these ways to become more skilled and knowledge able about diving on your own is the PADI…

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10 Things I’m bringing to Thailand

10 Things I’m bringing to Thailand

10 Things I’m bringing to Thailand With less than a week to go before my Thailand trip begins…. it’s time to start thinking about what I am bringing. I’ve decided to go ‘backpack style’ so the less I bring, the better. Quite a challenge for me, but everytime I am challenged to travel light it’s going better. Especially my hitchhike adventure to Barcelona helped learning how to pack as little as possible.  I think if I just went to Thailand and brought these 10 items with me + money… I…

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Get your Tourist Visa for Thailand in Amsterdam

Get your Tourist Visa for Thailand in Amsterdam

Just a brief note for my fellow Dutchies: get your Tourist Visa for Thailand in Amsterdam! The last few weeks I’ve been trying to find a suitable visa service to order a visa for Thailand. Andddd it’s been hell! First of all the prices the service desks charge are outrageous. Besides their regular fee, which is more than fair for their efforts, they charge crazy extra’s like “fee for difficult embassy”, ” fee for registering presence in country” etc. A lot of people opt for these agencies as they’re supposed…

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