Munich exposed to the Max

Two of my best buddies and I grabbed our cameras and strolled through our city on the hunt for its stunning and awesome sights.This was great fun and maybe we captured a fistful of nice images.We were held for tourists and speed trapping cops (yet alone being held for a cop is a serious insult, if you are familiar with Read More …

Caribbean Wreck diving: the Hilma Hooker

Wrecks are fascinating, from a biological point of view, as nature occupies relentlessly the new territory and from an emotional perspective wrecks emanate a dark fascination as all wrecks have a history and often a gruesome one.As everything interesting of course Hilma has a history and luckily it is not a very dark one – more kind of a green Read More …

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 on showed as a good move as it really enriched our Lao experience. Mostly due to Phay, the man who 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. My final verdict is that the Breaker’s is a fine alternative to the Sheraton for lodging while diving with the Read More …

Via Ferrata in Reit im Winkl

Reit im Winkl – rather known as skiing spot – ┬áhas a new summer attraction: a nice via ferrata! As the setting is beautiful, right along a waterfall, the access is easy and it is not very long, I gathered some friends to check it out. Location: Reit im Winkl, Hausbachfall Duration: Ascend: 1h 30m, Descend: 30m Difficulty: B/C The Read More …

Oman Offroad Day II: To Masirah Island

The next stint lead from Sur via Shannah to Masirah Island. We fancied crossing the enormous dune south-west of Al Kamil Wal Wafi, but we had to catch the ferry in Shannah departing at 15:00. Unfortunately we could not cross these beautiful dunes, the sand field is truly large, check it out in satellite view in google maps. When I Read More …

Hornschlitten Rennen 2017 in Garmisch

“Hornschlitten Rennen” means wooden sledge race. A “Hornschlitten” is a sledge which sports two uprising handles emerging from its runners, resembling to horns. Since ages in alpine regions these sledges were the tool of choice to bring down wood, hay or nuriture from the mountain huts or villages into the valleys in a quick manner. So one time one sledge Read More …