October 18, 2011

Bali – Permuteran: Very bad experience in Pondok Sari and Badini. Complete rip off.

During our trip through Bali we thought let’s go to the North as well. So we phoned the accommodation Pondok Sari if they have any free rooms available. Even being in holiday we need to do little bits of work … Continue reading

October 17, 2011

Under water: Some impressions from Bali and Gili Air

We are heading towards North West for more pictures and the last bit of the holiday in Bali after we spend a couple of days in Kuala Lumpur. The diving so far was really good and I want to show … Continue reading

October 16, 2011

Bali: In and around Ubud – impressive temples and great shows

Bali is really impressive. After a couple of days in Gili Air we travelled more inside the island – to Ubud.  The main strip around the monkey forest is quite touristic and also expensive. Sneak through the small streets and … Continue reading

October 15, 2011

Above water: Some impressions from Gili Air

A little bit more  then half of the holidays in Bali are done. Of course Bali or Gili has far more to offer then just diving. So here are some impressions from above water of the small island Gili Air. … Continue reading

October 13, 2011

A Blue Spotted Stingray at a cleaning station

During a dive in Gili Air I saw something new. A Blue Spotted Stingray at a cleaning station. Trying to sneak towards the scenario as slow as possible I was able to take one shot. It really looks amazing how … Continue reading

October 10, 2011

Diving with one of the most venomous animals: Blue Ringed Octopus

Well according to Wikipedia the Blue Ringed Octopus is one of the most venomous marine species. Even if they are small they can be deadly for humans. They hunt small crabs, hermit crabs, and shrimp, and may bite attackers, including … Continue reading

October 5, 2011

Diving in Bali: Manta Point – worthy name …

Our first couple of dives in Bali, Indonesia. Yesterday we have been to the wreck Liberty Bell. There was a huge school of Jacks. Today we went to a divespot called Manta Point. It really deserves that name. 12 metres … Continue reading

September 28, 2011

Mobile Revolution: Egyptian mobile numbers to change next Thursday

Obviously Egypt is running low on mobile phone numbers. Therefore the numbers will change. In the future every number will have at least 11 digits. The change start on 6. October 2011. There will be a transition period of 4 … Continue reading

September 19, 2011

Scratched Acrylic Dome Port – no problem with Micro-Mesh

First I want to say that this is only working with an Acrylic dome port. Do not use this method with glass!!! I finally found some time to polish out a nasty (quite deep) scratch in my Hugyfot dome port.  … Continue reading

September 1, 2011

Picture of “The Arch” taken by me published in German Dive magazine

I am clearly flattered! Well everybody would be if a picture taken would fill out almost half of a page in a diving magazine. In my case it is a picture of the famous Arch (Blue Hole) in Dahab, South-Sinai, … Continue reading

August 30, 2011

New diving website online: idc-course.com

We are really happy to announce that our friend and PADI Course Director Marlies Lang just went online with her brand new and own website: idc-course.com We are double happy as we (Carmen and Juergen) created the website for Marlies … Continue reading

August 26, 2011

How to choose gases for deep dives!

There are some rules we should follow:   max pPO2 for the bottom gas = 1.4 bar, on dives deeper than 100msw better less (1.0 – 1.3) 2. max END = 40 msw or less (40msw is ok for the … Continue reading

August 19, 2011

Linus Torvalds is doing his divemaster course

Even the greatest minds on this earth enjoy diving. As I just found out on Google Plus: The father of Linux (Linus Torvalds) is doing his divemaster course at the moment. It definitely can’t hurt to have more intelligent divers … Continue reading

August 15, 2011

Small cave in Gabr El Bint (Shaab Said) – looks deep but isn’t

Shaab Said is one of the most beautiful dive sites in Gabr El Bint close to Dahab, Egypt. The coral garden there is unbelievable and looks untouched. There is a small cave (it’s more a swimthrough to be honest between … Continue reading

August 13, 2011

If anybody interested: 150 Google+ invitations

I do have about 150 invitations to Google+ left. If anybody is interested just follow this link to sign up. First come first serve :) In case somebody was just coming back from behind the moon … Google+ is the … Continue reading

August 13, 2011

Sharkproject.org: “Sharks don’t cry” – a very sad clip about finning

“Sharks don’t cry” is a very sad movie clip about a little tiger shark. The film was shot as part of a documentary about finning in Mozambique. It is ment to call for immediate termination of the slaughter on sharks. … Continue reading

August 12, 2011

Cost free wallpaper for Computer: School of Batfish

School of Batfish seen in the national park of Ras Mohammed close to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. Obviously the school is used to divers but you have to approach it slowly. If you take your time you get close enough … Continue reading

August 11, 2011

PADI: Earn the 20 Millionth Diver Certification and Win a Trip to the Great Barrier Reef

The PADI organization will soon issue the 20 millionth diver certification. In recognition of this milestone, PADI Regional Headquarters around the world are giving a dive trip for two to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef aboard the  Spirit of Freedom to … Continue reading

August 9, 2011

Part 2: Diving is the sport of jumping into water from a springboard (Golden Heights Dahab)

Either these companies are working together or the have the same guy filling their webpages with content. But the page www.goldenheightsresort.com is even better then the one I was writing about earlier on. They do have the same description regarding … Continue reading

August 9, 2011

King Safari Dahab: Diving is the sport of jumping into water from a springboard

Oh really? I was doing it wrong all my life then! (click to enlarge) Well this website king-safari.com offers diving on their website – nothing wrong with that. The picture shows clearly two SCUBA divers – agreed? The explanation on … Continue reading