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…

Liquid Diet Guide to Alona

Alona beach has many choices of bars for the idelic sunset beers with friends, some offer a quiet respite from the days activities while others are warming up for the nights party. Venturing behind the beach bars onto the main road will provide you with many options for the perfect warm up party beer. Henann…

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…

Complete Vegan Restaurant Guide to Panglao (Philippines)

Panglao island in Bohol is very easy beach destination for vegans if you know where to eat. This is the complete vegan restaurant guide to Alona’s best culinary experiences from breakfast to dinner and without forgetting coffees, snacks and drinks. Breakfast Shaka has the ultimate vegan breakfast with absolutely delicious smoothie-bowls with fresh fruits, nuts,…

Our Bohol roadtrip

We’ve been really lucky to have many friends come visit us in Philippines, mainly for the diving and relaxing in the sun, but also we find ourselves on our Island neighbour of Bohol. As I mentioned before in a previous blog, there are many activities and pristine locations to visit. And so we set off…

Diving into Veganism – My 12 Months Cruelty Free

Meat the vegans After 12 years of being a professional sportsman, living a somewhat healthy lifestyle with varied delicious meals from around the globe. I couldn’t deny that as my 40th year on the planet drew closer and my waistline expanded like an Umpa Lumpa, I would need to drastically change things. I had heard…

Visiting Dog Shelter in Tagbilaran, Bohol

“I hope that one day, there will be no need to rescue because minds have been changed and hearts and homes are opened.” – May, animal welfare spokesperson for decades As you probably already figured, animal rights and conservation are very close to my heart. Al and I have rescued already several kittens and puppies…

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…

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….

First Six Months in the Philippines – Still Loving It All

We got inspired by the passion people doing the things they love, heard amazing life stories and decided to listen a little longer. We’ve lived in the Philippines now for about six months, and I think it’s time to look back and see what has changed in our lives. About a year ago Al and…

Don’t Let Rental Cost You an Arm and a Leg

  First arriving in Asia in 2004 I noticed that nobody uses cars on the remote islands, they are too big for the roads and often licence requirements mean its not an option. Hence the motorbike. For most, first time riders are easy to spot in the evenings, like a scene from a war movie…

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…