Marloes Otten de schrijfster van Duikgids Zeeland heeft nu een nieuwe duikgids uitgebracht: Duikgids Bonaire! In deze duikgids zijn enkele van mijn foto’s die ik destijds in 2009 op Bonaire gemaakt heb afgedrukt. Ook heeft Marloes Otten een determinatiekaart laten maken waarin ook meerdere foto’s van mij gebruikt zijn. Voor meer info over de “Duikgids Bonaire” en “Determinatiekaart Caribisch gebied” kijk je hier
From Alice Springs we were picked up by Connections Adventures to do a 5 day tour through the Outback of Australia. Hereby we had to walk in temperatures of 35 to 40 degrees over mountains like the Olgas: Kata Tjuta and other mountains. Very nice to do. On this photo you see Ayers Rock. By the aboriginals (the native inhabitants of Australia) it’s called Uluru. If you see any postcards of Australia most of the time this mountain is shown on them. So we had to see this rock for certain.
I spotted my first Flamingotongue during a night-dive at the house reef of Sun Reef Village on Curaçao: Boca St. Michiel. The Flamingotongue is a nudibranch of 1 to 5 cm that can only be found in the Caribbean Sea. We saw this animal quite often in books and was very high on our wishing list when we went diving in the Dutch Antilles. The orange with black spots that you see is a mantle (soft tissue) what the slug throws around his hard shell. It feeds itself with polyps that he grazes of soft coral.
The first dive abroad on Bonaire at Front Porch. With a visibility of 100 feet or more in crystal clear blue water you see the cutter lying at the housereef of Wannadive Bonaire very quickly. Beautiful fish swimming around you and the only thing that you hear are the bubbles that you exhale. A superb first dive. Only there’s less coralgrowth here. But the coral and the marine life at the many divesites on Bonaire are compensating this. Bonaire is also been called the shoredive paradise. The shorediving is made so enormously easy over there.