„Take a Minute in Statia 005“ takes off the ground to show you a bird’s eye perspective of the island. While we explored the Botanical Garden and the Bird Trail (see short descriptions of all trails in the Quill National Park below), Yoeri flew the drone to capture this aerial […]Weiterlesen
Blog: Dive, travel, connect & protect
Our English blog „Dive, travel, connect & protect“ is presenting photos, videos, experiences, research, opinions and ideas from Devocean Pictures as well as fellow ocean and nature lovers and like-minded initiatives. Our little stories are meant to take you out into the world as well as bringing the world and its (natural) wonders back to all of us.
Dive and travel
Follow our travels to guide and guard to destinations all around the world. We dive into unknown territory and broaden our horizons. In this blog, we don’t only want to document, but also analyse ecologic, economic, political and social problems and patterns to be able to pick and promote alternatives.
Connect and protect
We present people, projects, products, and possibilities to inspire change: live, love and learn from one another. Life is a constant search, a never-ending journey we like to share. We aim to continuously evolve and educate (ourselves) – in and outside the water. Our actions affect others, affect the world. Change is possible to protect our blue planet.
„Dive, travel, connect and protect“ is fuelled by our passion, but our mission doesn’t come without detours, mishaps and constant challenges and we also like to point those out. After all, life is a journey, a constant learning process. Stories in our second blog Abgetaucht are particularly reflecting on those topics. With lots of love and devotion, we are painting an even more personal picture of the weird and wonderful world we are living in (German only).
Picasso Triggerfish: Rhinecanthus aculeatus
In this episode of “Take a Minute to Relax” we’d like to introduce you to a beautiful creature that goes by the Hawaiian name of Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa, or Humu-Humu for short. Although this may sound nice, roughly translated it means “triggerfish with a snout like a pig”. Outside of Hawaii though, […]Weiterlesen
Discover Statia: Hiking to, up, in, and around the Quill
Discover Statia on foot! Hiking the Quill and other parts of this beautiful island is a wonderful way to immerse yourself in the nature, culture and history of St. Eustatius. On top of that, it is healthy, diverse and fun. That is why the clip series „Discover Statia“ starts off […]Weiterlesen
Green tree lizards (Anolis bimaculatus) mating
Lately, we are hiking a lot, discovering more and more flora and fauna on Statia. One of the biggest wildlife moments of the last year happened on our veranda though. Take a minute in Statia to watch green tree lizards (Anolis bimaculatus) mating. Take a minute in Statia: Green tree […]Weiterlesen
Banggai Cardinalfish: Pterapogon kauderni
In this relaxing episode, we would like to present you with a mesmerising performance by Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni) dancing with the swell of the ocean. These beautiful creatures grow to a size of about 8 centimetres (3 inches), which makes them a great bite-sized snack for many would-be predators. […]Weiterlesen
Coral Reef: Life-sustaining symbiosis
In this relaxing episode, we invite you to glide with us over a healthy coral reef, one big life-sustaining symbiosis. As we already mentioned in Take a Minute to Relax VII, XI, XXV, and XXXI, healthy coral reefs protect us from the enormous power of the oceans, and at the […]Weiterlesen
Blue-lined philinopsis: Philinopsis speciosa
In this relaxing Minute, we would like to introduce you to a beautiful bottom dweller named the Blue-lined philinopsis. In scientific circles, it goes by the name Philinopsis cyanea. To make things even more complicated, Philinopsis cyanea is almost certainly a synonym of Philinopsis speciosa. This particular species was first […]Weiterlesen
Hairy Frogfish: Antennarius striatus
It is time to “Take a minute to Relax” again: A Hairy Frogfish (Antennarius striatus) wandering over the sandy bottom in Siaba Besar, one of the outstanding dive sites for critter hunting in the Komodo National Park in Indonesia. Wait a minute! Wandering like walking? Correct, this fish lacks a […]Weiterlesen
Take a Minute in Statia 003: Smokey in Wonderland
Update March 2023: We failed. Smokey made us fall in love with her hopelessly. Even though it won’t be easy as we have a tendency to move around in this beautiful world, we take the next step in adopting her. The third clip of our series „Take a Minute in […]Weiterlesen
Dive into nature and explore Statia, Caribbean Netherlands
Dive into nature and explore St. Eustatius (Statia) on land and underwater. The Junior Ranger Exchange Event on Statia, Caribbean Netherlands, offers an experience of environmental education like no other. Between July 30th and August 5th 2022 Junior Rangers from Aruba, Bonaire, Saba, St. Eustatius, and St. Maarten came together […]Weiterlesen