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 …

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 Attend the Palio in Siena Freak out at the Burning Man Observe a tiger in his natural habitat (Siberia or 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 …

Biking along the Isar in the Bavarian Alps

As I got me a new mountain bike, I was looking a comfortable tour on a beginner level due to my lack of endurance. For a long time I hadn’t been at the Sylvenstein Reservoir so I decided to go there. The tour nicely starts along the Isar followed by a passage along the B13. After that you need to 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 license for dive safaris around the coast of Oman, the decision was not hard either. So after I finished the 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 cage and a modified gearbox. Having an organised tour was unnecessary, as we found out soon. You can rent a Read More …