We all have it, that craving to drop beneath the surface, breathe, see, discover, explore and emerge again after an experience we thought would only ever be in our dreams. Yet every now and then that vision comes true – … Continued
Despite the threat of Gunung Agung’s imminent eruption, the Balinese Gods were auspicious and my flight to Timor went according to plan. I was heading towards Damai II, a beautiful wooden two-mast sailboat that would carry me from West … Continued
At one point in time, whale watching in Tonga became a yearly schedule for me. Last year alone, I spent 36 days there. In 1978, The Kingdom of Tonga issued a whaling ban, and implemented rigorous management of whaling ships … Continued
In the middle of the Sulu Sea in the Philippines, the atolls of Tubbataha have been under draconian protection for more than 30 years. Unspoiled by harmful human action, these coral reefs, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attract … Continued
In Dahab, colourful coral reefs meet a relaxed lifestyle. In this small desert town on the Sinai Peninsula, visitors immerse themselves into the clear depths of the Red Sea and the warm Arabic culture. Text | Timo Dersch Photo | … Continued
As the site of Cebu’s international airport, most divers know Mactan Island merely as the gateway to some of the world-class diving the Philippine Visayas has to offer. However, Mactan deserves to be a diving destination in its own right. … Continued
More and more Chinese divers discover in the Red Sea, an underwater paradise. The vast majority choose the Egyptian Red Sea as their main destination because it offers a wide variety of diving routes, suitable for all levels of diving, where you can travel all year round and at a great price. But there is another Red Sea, one that has been in a time capsule, practically intact, unexplored and that retains the sense of adventure that the Egyptian Red Sea offered 30 years ago.
There is one place in the world where you can dive between tectonic plates: Iceland. The crystal clear glacier water, the active volcanoes and this bizarre moon-like landscape make Iceland a dream-like diving destination. Timo Dersch describes what one of the most famous dives in the world feels like.