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Have you ever visited Oslob and what where your thoughts?
Scuba diving with Whale Sharks at Oslob in the Philippines. It's a much discussed theme among divers as they feed the Whale Sharks to lure them and keep them near the coast so tourists can dive or go snorkeling with these majestic gentle giants. Oslob has a bad reputation in the scuba world as in the past they abused the Whale Sharks so they couldn't swim away. After reassurance by the Dutch dive resort owners where I was staying I decided to tak...
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Just enjoy some photo's from the Dutch underwater world :)
Last weekend I was on a dive at the dive site 'Bergse Diepsluis'. As I haven't dived a lot the past year this dive was mainly focussed on getting familiar again with my action camera's; Go Pro Hero 2 and the Intova Limited HD Sports. I'm taking both camera's with me to the Philippines as it's going to be wonderland for any diver with a camera, professional of amateur. During this dive I was able to make some really nice photo's which I want to sh...
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I'm looking forward to several amazing encounters while #scuba #diving at #Cebu in the #Philippines . Whale sharks, schools of sardines and so much more, no idea where to begin! #scubadiving  
Since my first blog about the Philippines I'm seeing story after story about scuba diving at this country. The Philippines offers a huge variety of marine life. The island Cebu, somewhere in the middle of the Philippines, offers a change on a spectaculair encounter! Something that brings the words amazing, awesome and fantastic to mind. A change to scuba dive with whale sharks!
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It's not my favorite part of scuba diving, but it got a whole less boring with my own rinsing & cleaning area at home. Just drive home after diving, rinse my equipment and enjoy a beer while it dries... What else do you want?! :) 

#scubadiving   #scuba   #diving   #scubadivers   #rinsing   #scubagear   #Scubaequipment   
Rinsing your equipment... The part of scuba diving nobody really likes but which is nonetheless an important factor of our hobby we all so love! Especially when you have your own equipment you want to be mindful about how you take care of it. We all know scuba gear doesn't come cheap! This means you really want to rinse your gear after a (salt water) dive. Nothing so harmful as salt crystals for your equipment. When on holiday it's usually easy...
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What's you next big adventure? Mine will be the Philippines! In a couple of week I'l be off to explore if all #scubadiving  stories about this place are true! #cantwait  :)

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Do you ever think about your scuba tank cylinder? Take a second and learn more about what supplies you of air :)
 
Get To Know Your #Scuba Cylinder http://scu.ba/1OJSeVT
Here’s a brief review to help you tell your aluminum from your steel and your DIN from your yoke.
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‪#‎Scubadiving‬ and ‪#‎Thermoclines‬... Well I've dived through many of those and it's always a curious experience. However how do you recognize a thermocline?
Scuba diving through a thermocline isn't dangerous, it's actually quite fascinating. As a scuba diver you probably dived through a thermocline before, perhaps even without knowing what it was. Looking back you may find you've dived through quite some thermoclines. However what are thermoclines? How do you recognise one? And where can you expect to find one? Let's answer these questions.
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Islands that shimmer like green pearls in an perfect aquatic blue ocean with white beaches and palmtrees, the Philippines... Perhaps I should just use the word 'paradise' for that's what it looks like . In 3,5 weeks time I've been able to visit Manilla (the capital) and the islands Palawan, Bohol and Cebu. I had a fantastic and amazing holiday and I just loved the Philippines, it's people and more important the scuba diving!!

#scubadiving #scuba #diving #philippines #bohol #cebu #moalboal
Islands that shimmer like green pearls in an perfect aquatic blue ocean with white beaches and palmtrees, the Philippines... Perhaps I should just use the word 'paradise' for that's what it looks like . In 3,5 weeks time I've been able to visit Manilla (the capital) and the islands Palawan, Bohol and Cebu. I had a fantastic and amazing holiday and I just loved the Philippines and it's people. In earlier posts I already wrote about my high expecta...
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Hi +DiverTrek​, not in the area where I was and accesible for recreational divers. Unfortenately, because I love wreck diving.
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That amazing feeling whenever you find something very beautiful or specal during a dive. For me that was a 'perfect' thermocline!  
The 'perfect' thermocline, it almost sounds magical doesn't it. I have to say that for me it has that magical feeling about it. When I encountered this phenomenon I had never heard about the term thermocline before. In retrospect I scuba dived through several off them before, I just didn't know they where called thermoclines. A thermocline can appear anywhere in the world, however this encounter happened to be on a forlorn beach on the Caribbean ...
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I love night diving as it gives that special dimension and adventure to your normal dive site as well as meeting new marine life whom hunt at night. A few days ago I had an interesting discussion in the Dutch 'Duikbuddy gezocht' (Dive buddy wanted) community about rules regarding night diving. I asked in the community if anyone was interested in joining me and that experience with night diving wasn't a necessity for me. It fuelled an discussion on the topics 'When are you experienced enough for a night dive?' or 'who may take you on a night dive?'. Apparently there is a lot of confusion on these matters?
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A little more info on Loggerhead turtles! 
 
Loggerhead turtle homes in on nests magnetically
Mother turtles find their way back to nesting beaches by looking for unique magnetic signatures along the coast, according to a new study published in Current Biology.

Loggerhead turtles, for example, leave the beach where they were born as hatchlings and traverse entire ocean basins before returning to nest, at regular intervals, on the same stretch of coastline as where they started. How the turtles accomplish this natal homing has remained an enduring mystery until now. 

Turtles are long lived, and females undertake reproductive migrations periodically throughout their adult lives. Thus, the population of turtles that migrate to a given beach to nest each year consists of two subsets: a group of first-time nesters, and another, typically larger group of older “re-migrants” that have nested in the area during previous years.

Loggerhead turtles are thought to reach adulthood when they are between 23 and 29 years old. Much younger than this they return to coastal areas from the open sea and continue to mature there. 

Sea turtles likely go to great lengths to find the places where they began life because successful nesting requires a combination of environmental features that are rare: soft sand, the right temperature, few predators, and an easily accessible beach.

“The only way a female turtle can be sure that she is nesting in a place favorable for egg development is to nest on the same beach where she hatched,” Brothers says. “The logic of sea turtles seems to be that ‘if it worked for me, it should work for my offspring.'”

http://news.scubatravel.co.uk/loggerhead-turtles-home-nests-magnetically.html
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Amazing pic and so true! Everytime I'm off #scubadiving  my car is full of diving equipment hahaha 
 
Now imagine of a scuba girl! 
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Bookworm, Traveller, Diver, Online Marketeer, Amateur cook
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I am a:

Bookworm
I love reading Fantasy as well as Sci Fi books. Favorites writers are Robert Jordan, Raymond E. Feist, Peter F. Hamilton, Weis & Hickman, Steven Erikson and so many more. The tick I got is whenever I read a book I want to have it for my collection. Can tell you, expensive tick ;) One of my biggest wishes is to write a book myself one day... 

Traveler
I try to visit a new country every year when possible. I have a wish list many meters long. From the cold of Antartica to the warm seas of the Seychelles. The best thing about travelling I find is the meeting of new people and cultures. 

Diver
Diving is one of my greatest hobbies. I've been diving for several years now and I try to go as often as I can. And yes... I’m also a cold water diver, which means I also dive here in Holland! We do have some great locations for diving! Read more about my dive adventures on my blog 'My scubadiving adventures'.

Online Marketeer
I love marketing and especially online marketing. Currently I’m working as a online media specialist at the Rabobank where I got the change to mix up my work and interestests in a challenging job.
 
Amateur cook
I love to be in the kitchen and cook for friends, whom I mostly serve Asian and Mediterranean dishes. My favorite kitchen is the Greek one, Moussaka... Mmmmmmm :) However I love a challenge, so I try out as many things as possible when I get the change! I write all the recipes I use down, you can watch them here... They are in Dutch however, but you can always use Google translater

Off course I’m much more then just the things mentioned above... But one should not always tell all! A little bit of a mystery keeps us going... ;)
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Community Manager
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Helicopter view , Thinking outside-the-box, Hands on problem solver, Networker, Project management
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  • Rabobank
    Community Manager, 2014 - present
    Responsible for community management on image and reputation on the online and social media channels of Rabobank. Other activities are: Community management Yammer platform Rabo Network, Advise colleagues on social media (in marketing/ communication campaigns), Creating management rapports on social media engagement.
  • Rabobank Breda
    Online media specialist & Communication advisor, 2012 - 2014
    Responsible for the development of the (localised) online / social media strategy and translating this into activities which create possibilities for brand management, webcare, sales and opening a dialogue with our (potential) customers. For more information take a look at my LinkedIn profile.
  • ISM eCompany
    Marketing Manager, 2010 - 2012
    Responsible for optimizing the marketing department. Developing both short as long term strategies and translating these into effective marketing activities with a focus on brand management and lead generation. For more information take a look at my LinkedIn profile.
We came here for breakfast, croque monsieur with coffee. Breakfast was tasty, the coffee a bit less. Beside that it's a beautiful restaurant with free wifi and enough space to meet friends or do some work on your laptop.
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reviewed a year ago
Great place for breakfast or meeting people I've had breakfast here twice, very tasty! You can sit outside or inside with workbenches for people with laptops.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
I had a great time staying here. The apartments are really nice, with more then enough room, a nice balcony and a spacious bedroom and bathroom. Everything was cleaned daily. If we had any questions we could ask Steven and he helped us out. The beach was also very nice, a minute walk from the apartment. Bella Casita also lies within walking distance of several good restaurants and very close to Rethymno. The most beautiful city on Crete.
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reviewed 2 years ago
This is local restaurant a little bit (10 minutes walk) outside the city center. They serve a combination of meat and fish. Also they have 3-course adventure menu's. If your looking for a nice restaurant, this one should be on your list.
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reviewed 2 years ago
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We booked a budget apartment on the basis of the photographs the mention that every room just had been renovated. However when we saw our budget room, this was definitely not what we had seen on the photo's. We could have lived with the smaller/ not renovated room if it wasn't for the mold everywhere in the bathroom. We spoke to the manager (Joost) the next morning and helped us immediately. He upgraded us to a deluxe apartment, which was in tip top shape. He was very helpful and friendly which makes a world of difference. Our new apartment was really good and we have had a great time here. Apartment K (main location) lies in the center of Reykjavik, with many restaurants and shops nearby. It's a great central location.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
We did several tours with Reykjavik Excursions. We did the Golden Circle, The Southern Coast and the Northern lights tour. All the buses of this tour operator are equipped with wifi, which is really nice to keep in contact with family and friends at home. All their guides speak good and clear English and who also give you information during the trip. Every morning we where picked up at our hotel and driven to the central bus station for the switch to the tour bus. Afterwards you would be brought back to your hotel. All in all we had a smooth going with this tour operator.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I had a great time doing this tour. The staff was very friendly and helpful in setting up our gear and equipment. They gave two extensive briefings. The first on the dive site Silfra itself and the second on how to dive in a dry suit. As it was my first time in a dry suit (as for the others), this was good to have. We did two dives in total which where both really amazing. The only minor is that it doesn't include any lunch, only a cup of hot chocolate and a cookie. Despite that the tour costs a lot of money I found it worth my while. .
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