On a mission to share our vision and create interest

We – Yoeri & Nicki – met in 2011 at the back of a dive centre in the Philippines and started to weave our backgrounds, interests and visions into one: Devocean Pictures is fuelled by our passion and love for the ocean as well as the rest of this weird and wonderful world (check especially video section and/or photo section). Devocean Pictures shows how we see this world, the beautiful as well as the disturbing, destructive, and frustrating aspects of economy and society today (see particularly entries in English Blog, but also stories in German).

We protect what we understand and love – be it in or outside the ocean.

Our vision

to open your hearts and create interest in exploring new horizons. Step into the world – physically or virtually – with curiosity, respect, an open mind, and self-awareness. Our actions affect others, affect the world. Change is constant: Let’s make the most out of that for ourselves and push towards a more just, respectful, healthy, equal, environmentally stable, social, peaceful, and safe environment for all living beings.

Our mission and PhilosophyPostcard Devocean Pictures: Low angle on beach into bright setting sun illuminating hermit crab, Long Island, Andaman Islands. Text: Keep on going wherever your heart is taking you.

  • dive and document: Open your eyes.
  • evolve and educate: Change is possible.
  • guide and guard: Experience and respect nature.
  • live and love: Become your true self.
  • search and share: Knowledge is power.
  • connect and protect: Transform the world.

Devocean in action

We promote places, people and projects we believe in. We support NGOs, like STENAPA (St Eustatius National Parks Foundation) or PowerShift e.V., social movements like the Story of Stuff, agencies or institutions we believe in. We promote campaigns and projects in our blog dive, travel, connect & protect and want to inspire action on all levels by spreading knowledge, piquing interest, creating awareness and thinking in solutions as our world resources are endless and we rather careless with what is taken, produced and discarded. To not get lost in negativity we highlight the beauty in nature and human action that always exist and are worth fighting for. Take a look, read, watch, and contact us for more information or share your vision, ideas or projects with us.

We take you to destinations we know and trust. We have travelled a lot and lived in various countries. Our curiosity is never-ending and our network is ever-expanding. If you are interested in private travel and tailor-made diving services, contact us and we will come up with a personalised programme that is fitting your preferences.

Information about who we are and what we do/did here and before Devocean Pictures you can find here.

Birmese Temple washed onshore at Merk Bay/Andaman Islands on Christmas Day 2013