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 Hat Nai Yang, 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.