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.

Both blogs

„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).

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 […]

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Screenshot of Take a Minute in Statia 002: View of Boven towards Venus Bay (Boven Nationalpark on St. Eustatius) filmed and edited by Yoeri Bulk for Devocean Pictures. Reddish rocks at the top of Boven Hill in the forground, looking through the green bush and rocky shore of Venus Bay with Gilboa Hill and the ocean in the background. The shots zooms towards the bay located on St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands.

Take a Minute in Statia 002: Venus Bay from Boven

Our second „Take a Minute in Statia“ features Venus Bay in Boven Nationalpark. Located at the Northern end of St. Eustatius, hiking in Boven area offers stunning views over rugged land with steep cliffs, grooved rocks, mysterious woods, mesmerizing meadows, historic reminiscences, oddly shaped cacti and secluded bays, like Venus […]

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Animal shelter in Statia: Adopt a dog

Adopt don’t shop: Adopt a dog from the animal shelter in Statia (St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands). Transportation costs are covered for any off-island adoption. This includes travel to Europe or North America! There are regular posts on the Facebook page of the St. Eustatius Animal Welfare Foundation (SEAWF) to connect […]

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Screenshot of the series „Take a Minute in Statia 001" showing the view of the dormant volcano the Quill from Zeelandia Beach on St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands. Dark sand from the right, gently rolling waves from the left, clouds in the blue sky above the Quill and the cliff running all the way from the right upper centre of the picture through to the left where the land meets the ocean.

Take a Minute in Statia 001: The Quill from Zeelandia Beach

Welcome to Statia! We start off with our first „Take a Minute in Statia“ with the view of the dormant volcano Quill from Zeelandia Beach. Where the hell is Statia? Even when mentioning the full name of this Dutch Caribbean island „St. Eustatius“, most people stayed clueless. Our new series […]

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Screenshot of Take a minute XLVI: Leaf scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus) filmed and edited by Yoeri Bulk for Devocean Pictures. Yellow leafy with white and brown stripes and blotches. The flat fish sits in between hydriots on hard corals against the deep blue ocean. Wakatobi, Sulawesi, Indonesia.

Leaf scorpionfish: Taenianotus triacanthus

„Take a Minute to Relax“ and observe another weird and wonderful creature hiding in the coral reefs: Leaf scorpionfish (Taenianotus triacanthus). The leaf scorpionfish, also called paperfish, is definitely the most elegant of all the ambush predators. Ambush predators, also called sit-and-wait predators, are carnivorous animals that get to their […]

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