Live aboard on The Junk

As a James Bond fan since kids ages I was absolutely excited to hear that my next live aboard vessel was a former 007 movie location of The man with the golden gun. The Junk was the cruising gadget of the villain Scaramanga played by Christoper Lee. We were picked up in Phuket,Thailand, in Patong bay going for a cruise in the Andaman Sea, covering the Similan Islands, Tachai Island and Mu Ko Surin underwater National Park. Read More …

Rare encounter: mating leopard sharks

During a morning dive we stumbled over two leopard sharks deeply engaged in their flirtation.
The male shark had snapped the tail fin of his loved one – I am sure he did that as tender as he could! Read More …

Offroad Tour through northern Laos

After exploring the Sultanate of Oman on four wheels, the idea of discovering another country by the same way quickly arose and the destination was picked fast, too: Laos! We decided to do the tour with a guide, which later Read More …

My travelling bucketlist

This is my personal bucketlist of (some) dream destination, spectaculae, awesome or dangerous things I definitely want do do, dream of doing, want to attend or experience before I get transferred into another sphere of consciousness: Climb the Alpspitz ferrata Read More …

Short escape to Soma Bay

The Orca Divebase in Soma Bay near Safaga at the Red Sea, Egypt is a safe bet, as I already been there and was amazed by their quality of service, but this time I tried the Breaker’s Hotel for accomodation. Read More …

Exploring Albania – Pt. I: The steep gorges of the Drin

Albania turned out to be great destination a country with beautiful and yet wild nature and affectionate, hospital and helpful people. We found great camping sites and tricky offroad tracks there! Read More …

Dive safari in the Sultanate of Oman

  Being one of the spots where you can encounter or even dive with hump back whales the Sultanate of Oman caught my interest quite quick. As there is just one boat, the Saman Explorer,  at the moment having a Read More …

Oman offroad tour from Muscat to Salalah

As foreplay for the next diving safari my dive buddy and I decided to add a roadtrip from Muscat to Salalah. So we booked a 5 day offroad trip including hotels after each day and a Toyota Landcruiser, sporting a Read More …