Under the sea: images from the Badung Strait

In the last few days before I left Nusa Lembongan I finally managed to get in some fun dives (instead of guiding) so I could take some photos. Here are few of the critters I’ve spent the last months pointing out to people. All photos are either taken with my Canon G16 or with my GoPro…

A torpedoed cargo ship and brainy parrotfish in Bali

After three full months in Indonesia I finally hopped out of my tiny little-Lembongan island bubble and decided to explore the BIG ISLAND! And by “Big Island” I mean Bali – which is really pretty tiny compared to some of Indonesia’s other islands like Java, Sulawesi or Sumatra. Luckily bite-size Bali is the perfect spot…

What’s a “snorkel test”?

Mention an upcoming snorkel test to any seasoned diver and they will smile, giggle and probably shake their head. Odds are they’ll have a story or two, or maybe some words of wisdom or warning. Mention a snorkel test to anyone else in the world (read: normal people) and they’ll cock their head to the side…

Bus transfers & breakfast pizza in Moalboal

There is a pocket on the western side of the Filipino island of Cebu called Moalboal. It is far from the biggest tourist destination in the Philippines, but a number of wayward backpackers float in and out for the schools of sardines, the pleasant drift dives along Pescado Island, the sea turtles and the breezy…