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…

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…

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…