Camiguin – Waterfalls, Volcanoes and Tranquillity

After a busy main season on Alona beach Heini and I were looking for a long weekend getaway that would be easy on our budget without limiting our enjoyment. But where to go, so many places we want to visit and experience and so little time. After hearing rumours of schooling manta rays only 8…

Bringing the Dream Closer: Dive-dreams.com One Year Today

Today it’s been a year since Heini and I decided to share our experiences traveling and diving, sometimes sarcastic but always honest we hope you’ve enjoyed and continue to do so. A year ago we were jobless and hungry to find a place to call home. After transiting Europe with all our worldly possessions in our…

Malapascua’s Threshers

    Malapascua Island is situated about 5 hours from Cebu, a favourite for divers and beach lovers that will leave you hungry… if not starving. This Island suffered heavily during Typhoon Ulanda and has very few trees remaining due to the ferocious winds that hit and decimated a lot of homes, boats and businesses…

Diving in Panglao – These World-Class Reefs Blow You Away

Diving in Panglao island and near by islands is a treat for beginners as well as experienced divers. Many places the corals are in excellent condition and reefs provide home to many different underwater creatures from turtles to frogfish and whale sharks to funny critters. Diving is still relatively cheap in Panglao (2 dives on…

Palawan, a WWII wreck divers’ delight

Coron, Phillipines – a wreck divers wet dream that has more than a few surprises in store. My first trip to Philippines took me to a small town in Palawan, Coron. After reading a friends Facebook posts and enviously looking through his pictures I knew I’d need to see and dive the place for myself….

Dauin: Philippine Critter Paradise For Muck Lovers

Summer went quickly, and me and Al had to move from our amazing summer home to a new house. We found perfect house in perfect location, but we had to find a place to stay for 2 nights between the contracts. We were wondering if we should just book a hotel somewhere near by, or…

Critically Endangered Marine Turtles Need Your Help!

All divers love turtles. Usually seeing the first turtle under water is my OWD students best moment of the course. We love them and want to protect them, specially when we’ve realised that almost all turtle species are endangered due to many different challenges they have to face in developing planet, where almost nothing is…

My First Encounter with a Whale Shark – VIDEO

  I signed up for PADI Open Water Diver course in Malaysia in 2005 and since then I’ve always dreamed about that special day when I would see my first whale shark. It took me over ten years and about 1500 dives when this magical moment finally happened few days ago here in Panglao, Bohol,…

My Top 5 of Panglao, Philippines

  1. Yoga at Yoga Barn Panglao My impression of yoga  has changed over the last few years, to be honest I originally had no clue of what was involved in the practice nor the benefits it gives. For me it has grown from my personal impression that it’s just a lot of heavy breathing…

Seeking Perfection, Why We Chose Alona Beach Philippines

After our amazing month in Palau we needed to regain some of our rapidly diminishing budget. We asked ourselves where we would head to next? Another small island, a busy town, or even head for the hills and cool down for a while in the jungle? We chose Alona beach, Panglao, after hearing about a…