Saturday, 17 February 2018

Diving with Adang Sea Divers & Eco Lodge on Koh Lipe

Environmental Conscious Concept of ´Adang Sea Divers & Eco Lodge´


Photo of purple looking colours around Koh Lipe
Healthy corals and clear visibility around Ko Lipe

Happy with the Eco Lodge on Koh Lipe


When I first arrived on the island of Ko Lipe, located in the Andaman Sea in the South of Thailand, I was a bit overwhelmed by the amount of tourists on this small island, especially after just coming from the quiet island of Koh Mook. Arriving on the 30th of December, this was also the busiest time of the year for Koh Lipe.

Looking at the size of the island and the amount of tourists, I was very pleased to have my stay booked in the Eco Lodge of Adang Sea Divers. In contradiction to most other accommodations on Ko Lipe, this eco lodge is situated just out of town with some trees and nature surrounding the bungalows and rooms. The eco accommodation has been built in an ecological responsible way, and surprisingly there are only a couple of other accommodations on Koh Lipe which have been built in the same way.


Monday, 12 February 2018

Koh Mook - a pearl in the Andaman Sea

Ko Mook: Travel Information and Personal Experience


Photo of the island of Ko Mook, also Koh Muk
The Thai island of Koh Mook in the Andaman Sea


During my adventure of island hopping around the Andaman Sea, I went to 9 different islands and I can consider the island of Ko Mook, also called Koh Muk, my favourite. I´m aware that people have different tastes and experiences on islands, so it might not be everybody´s favourite. But I found it well worth to dedicate a full article to this gorgeous island. So if you´re curious to my experience on this treasure hunting ´Cast Away´ island or if you´re planning to travel there yourself and are looking for some practical information, then just keep on reading. I will share my personal experience, things to do on the island and will include some practical travel information about this amazing island of Ko Mook.

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Travel Blog Update: Island Hopping the Andaman Sea - Part 1

Island Hopping the Andaman Sea, Part 1: Phuket Town & Koh Lanta


Island Hopping the Andaman Sea.
From the ferry to Koh Bulone Le by Thai longtail boat




After I´ve travelled to 9 islands in the Andaman Sea, I decided it´s time to start sharing my experience of this island hopping adventure. Because it´s going to be too long for 1 blog article, I´ve decided to split them up in parts.

In this first part, you can read about my experience in Phuket Town where I first extended my visa and my time on the island of Koh Lanta, also Ko Lanta if you like. Here I did an island tour, went scuba diving, caught up with hometown friends from the Netherlands and made friends with a lovely local girl.


Saturday, 13 January 2018

My experience diving Koh Lanta with Kon-Tiki Diving Center

Scuba Diving during your holiday at Koh Lanta Island, Thailand


Photo of a porcupine fish during a dive at Koh Haa
Porcupine Fish, photo by Gonzalo ApesteguĂ­a 


During my stay on Koh Lanta I went on a triple tank dive trip with Kon-Tiki Diving and Snorkeling center, it was an amazing experience! Although it was only one day, it was quiet a long day and it felt a bit as being on a living aboard! Their service was excellent, the diving was great, the food delicious and I made some new dive friends! Although it was quiet a big and full boat, I was positive surprised by how well everything was organised and how the diving took place in small groups. Read on to experience this amazing dive day with me!

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Travel Blog Update: Traveling, Writing and Scuba Diving in Between!

Past, Present, Future: Travelling, Writing and Diving!


My previous travel blog continues..


Instead of just putting informative travel posts, I would also like to go on with my travel blog! In the past I used to keep a diary on a Dutch website called ´waarbenjij.nu´ I started this blog when I first left the Netherlands and went to Gran Canaria to do my Divemaster traineeship in 2006. I continued blogging here during my time working in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and on the Maldives. I also wrote about my travels to Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Sri Lanka en Bali. However, at some point in New Zealand I stopped blogging. Unfortunately, Australia and the Philippines never made it to that blog, but you can read my completely story soon in the book I´m recently writing called ´Safety Stop´ and I´m planning to write an article about my great dive- and island hopping experiences on the Philippines in 2012.

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Diving Holiday in Nai Yang Beach, Phuket Island, Thailand

How I ended up in Hat Nai Yang, Thalang District on Phuket, Thailand


Exactly at the moment that I decided to escape the winter in Europe this year and go back diving again, I got a message from somebody telling me that he had opened his own dive center in Phuket, Thailand. We were both dive instructors in the Dominican Republic in 2008 and after that I accidently met him again on Malapascua Island, Philippines in 2012. That´s when we exchanged Facebooks and we kept in touch thereafter. At the moment he invited me to come over and dive with him, my plan was made! I booked a flight to Phuket and Manfred picked me up at the airport, showed me Hat Nai Yang, located in the North of Phuket Island, before dropping me off at the room I had booked for a month.

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Enjoy your evening in Corralejo - Food & Drinks

Restaurants, Night Life and Evening Entertainment in Corralejo


After your active day in Corralejo, no matter if you have tried one of the 10 things to do in Corralejo (Click to open in a new window) or if you have been surfing, you will be hungry. The good news is that there are plenty of nice places to eat in Corralejo, whether you´re looking for typical Canary food, fresh fish, Spanish dinner, international meals or if you like to choose something from the big Italian influence in town, you won´t be disappointed.