I’m standing on the bow of this massive Australian Catamaran, that’s taking me from Cairns to Australia‘s Great Barrier Reef. My inside is on fire! I mean WAw! I’m on my way to THE Great Barrier Reef!! As a Scuba Instructor, for sure this was on the top of the bucket- list! The wind is gliding through my hair, as I rock up and down with the waves. As I try to find… Read More
Coral reefs are often called: “rainforests of the sea”, because they are some of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth. Occupying less than 0.1% of the ocean surface, which equals to half the size of France. They provide a home for 25% of all marine species. The problem is, due to pollution, agricultural and urban runoffs, over-fishing, blast fishing, deseases, digging of canals, access into islands and bays, … the coral reefs are dying!
See pictures Tulamben and Amed are quiet, but the miracle lies beneath the water. One of Bali’s most amazing wrecks, the Liberty Wreck. A WWII wreck of the US cargo ship. Best night dive of my life, really!
This is part of my research on the best dive sites in the world. Australia has over 35 000 km’s of coast-line. Interesting to know is that Australia only has 20 million inhabitants, which is twice as much as Belgium. But Australia is 326 times bigger than Belgium!
This is part of my research on the best dive sites in the world. These three destinations are mainly about the great hammerhead sharks.
The coral triangle, known to have one of the highest biodivercity in the world, is located around Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands and Timor-Leste.
Located under India, the 1 200 tiny little coral islands make every divers dream come true. Due to its abundant marine life, various dive sites, clear warm waters and white sand beaches, the Maldives has become one of the world’s premier scuba diving destination.
This is part of my research on the best dive sites of the world. 145 km from Florida, in-between Jamaica and the Bahamas, surrounded by 4 195 islands and coral gardens, lies Cuba. With its classic american cars, Cuban music, colorful houses and its various dive sites.
This is part of my research for the best dive sites in the world. The thistlegorm shipwreck is known for having everything a shipwreck has to offer. It`s great for exploring inside and covered with marine life on the outside. It was a British merchant navy ship. It sunk in 1941 during world war II. The shipwreck lies west of the Sinai peninsula in the northernmost part of the Red Sea.
This post is part of my research for the most amazing dives in the world. This one is not for everyone :). It remains one of the dive sites we would like to visit, in the future. Diving with great whites is popular in South Africa, Australia and on Guadalupe Island, which is off Mexico in the Pacific ocean. I believe wherever great whites are present, the possibility of cage diving with them exists…