September 23, 2012

Red Sea Wrecks- The Giannis D.

Type- Twin hold general cargo vessel Built-  Kuryshima Dock Company of Imabari, Japan. Launched- 1969 as the Shoyo Maru Weight- 2932 ton Dimensions- Length, 99.5m; Width, 16m; Draught, 6.53m Engine- 6 cylinder diesel,  Max speed 12 knots. Wrecked- 20th April 1983 Location-  27° 34’ 42″ N, … Continue reading

August 15, 2012

That picture is the result of being bored …

Sometimes you just hang around in the water and have to wait. I was diving with an instructor and his student and they asked me if I could take a few nice shots for the family album. I jumped into … Continue reading

November 19, 2011

Puzzle picture: Spot the Scorpionfish!

There is indeed a fish in the picture below. A experienced diver will spot the Scorpionfish at once. But Scorionfish are masters of camouflage. They sit lazy in the reef all day long and lurking for prey. If a victim … Continue reading

November 1, 2011

Free wallpaper for your computer: Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas)

Gili Air (Indonesia) is a paradise for turtle lovers. On almost every dive you encounter one of these beautiful creatures. During my holidays I was diving there and was lucky to see loads of these endangered reptiles. This free wallpaper … 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

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 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 7, 2011

Diving in Tiran or “Turtles everywhere”

Wow, that day diving in Tiran was really amazing. We went there to find the Hammerheads or some other sharks but we didn’t see any. But sharks would have been a bonus to this day. Plenty of fish and turtles … Continue reading

July 12, 2011

SUBGEAR: Callback of BCD Blac Jac

SUBGEAR was made aware of a failure in the manufacturing processof the bcd Blac Jac. A small amount of the buoyancy control devices manufactured end of 2010 do have a faulty bladder. Only the black ones are affected. The XP … Continue reading

June 17, 2011

Naked female scientist tries to tame belugas in the Arctic

The Daily Mail calls her “The princess of Whales”. In sub-zero temperatures Natalie Avseenko, 36, was persuaded to strip naked as marine experts believe belugas do not like to be touched by artificial materials such as diving suits. The Russian … Continue reading