Isolated islands, untouched reefs, wild and stunning landscape, all that is waiting for you in Raja Ampat. It is a remote destination and offers one of the world’s best diving. Although Raja Ampat is an expensive destination, it is possible to travel on a budget (but not on a low-budget). Our tips help to make Raja Ampat for backpacker possible. Continue reading
Bali is one of these islands where you never get bored. There is so much to see and explore. You can hike a volcano or visit temples. You can go surfing, scuba diving, snorkeling or just relax on the beach. Do you need inspiration? We are happy to share 25 Bali photos with you.
Have you ever experienced island life and worked on a remote island? During the last years, we have spent time on different islands in Thailand, Indonesia and the Maldives. Since one year we live and work on the small island Pef in the middle of Raja Ampat. Scuba diving is spectacular and the dive sites in Raja Ampat are amongst the best in the world. The landscape is breathtaking and the resorts are little places of heaven on earth. But what if routine sneaks in and starts to dominate our island life in paradise?
Is Raja Ampat already on you bucket list? You certainly have already seen pictures of this beautiful island scenery. If you are a scuba diver, you may have read about the amazing dive sites in Raja Ampat in magazines or the internet. If you like to avoid the big tourist masses and travel off the beaten track, then Raja Ampat might be something for your bucket list. But be aware, the trip from Europe to Raja Ampat is long and tiring. Continue reading
Scuba diving in Malapascua with the thresher sharks is a great experience. Every year thousands of scuba divers visit this little island in the Philippines. The reason for the popularity of Malapascua is the thresher sharks. Nowhere in the world is it so easy to dive with these impressive sharks. Continue reading
You are traveling through the Philippines, chances are that you’re planning to visit Bohol. You heard of Bohol, right? Bohol is an island in the central Visayas and famous for the Chocolate Hills, a group of more than 1’000 cone-like hills. A natural wonder and you have to see the chocolate hills in Bohol with our own eyes.
In fact, I did not want to write about the burglary on Siquijor in the Philippines anymore. I wanted to forget that bad experience. I wanted to erase the incident out of my mind. On the other hand, I want to share with you what happened because you have the right to know. What did we learn from the burglary? What do we do differently next time? How can you protect yourself? And why travel insurance is so important?
With 7107 islands it is extremely hard to put together an itinerary for travelling the Philippines. Why did we choose to visit Siquijor out of all the islands? We want to relax, hang around the beach, explore an island that is not too touristy, go diving and work on our blog. Siquijor island seems to be the perfect place to do all that. We tell you what you can do on the untouched island and what it costs to get and stay there. Continue reading
What does it need to inspire us as scuba diving instructors for scuba diving? Is it the professional organization of a dive center? A competent local guide that knows where to find all the interesting creatures or is it a variety of dive sites that offer breathtaking underwater world? Continue reading
Today we will take you underwater. You can join us and Raja4Divers on a dive on the house-reef of Pulau Pef. Have you heard of Raja Ampat? Pulau Pef is located in the middle of Raja Ampat, an area well known by scuba divers. The beautiful reefs are full of colours and the biodiversity is higher than in most other places. Continue reading