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).

Screenshot from "Take a Minute to Relax XXXIII": Sarasvati Anemone shrimp (Periclimenes sarasvati), a beautiful commensal shrimp, genus of semi-transparent within the family Palaemonidae, on an anemone. Common names, depending on the region of the Indo-Pacific where it is found. Anemone- Carid, Cleaner, Commensal, or even Glass shrimp, due to the fact that their bodies are almost transparent. Pnik eggs in abdomen visible, red stripes through the eyes and blue ones on the white speckled claws.

Sarasvati Anemone Shrimp: Periclimenes sarasvati

In this episode of “Take a Minute to Relax”, we would like to focus your attention on a small treasure, that’s easy to overlook: Sarasvati Anemone Shrimp (Periclimenes sarasvati). This little beauty is a commensal shrimp, genus of semi-transparent within the family Palaemonidae, often living symbiotically. It has been labelled […]

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Juvenile Lesser Antillean Bullfinch (Loxigilla noctis) is sitting on a twig on top of its nest on Sint Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands.

Living together: Teachings of an Antillean Bullfinch

Observing animals and learning not only about but also from them and finally interacting with one another is what we love most in diving. However, our passion for nature doesn’t end underwater. For starters, we present you with our personal view on the teachings of a Lesser Antillean Bullfinch (Loxigilla […]

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Screenshot from "Take a Minute to Relax XXXII" showing mblyeleotris randalli a.k.a. know as Gold-barred Shrimp Goby, Gudgeon, Orangestripe Prawn Goby, Orangestripe Watchman Goby, Randall's Shrimp Goby, Sailfin Shrimp Goby hovering over its borrow in the sand. White body and five distinct bars in orange with big partly translucent dorsal fin with black spot in the centre.

Take a Minute XXXII: Randall’s Shrimp Goby (Amblyeleotris randalli)

After a long wait, we’re very happy to bring you another episode of our “Take a Minute to Relax” series. The guest star in it is both flamboyant as well as interesting and goes by the scientific name Amblyeleotris randalli. In the common tongue, there are numerous names for this […]

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Take a Minute to relax and breathe to coral reef life: Screen shot of "Take a Minute XXXI": Coral reef life or breathing to relax body and mind showing the beautiful coral reef top at Wakatobi Dive Resort in Sulawesi Indonesia.

Take a Minute to relax and breathe to coral reef life

This time in „Take a Minute to Relax“ we present coral reef life in the shallows (Wakatobi, Sulawesi, Indonesia) and invite you to breathe. As we have been writing about „The reefs of Wakatobi“ in episode XI and „Coral Reef Protection“ in episode XXV of our series, we focus on […]

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Postcard with warm regards fro Devocean Pictures: The sky has NO limits. Photograph taken from Amed Beach on Bali (Indonesia) with the flat blue sea, morning sun forming an orange layer under cloud formations. Text in the light blue sky above.

Go places, meet people, do things

What comes to your mind when you hear „go places, meet people, do things“? Possibly, this slogan used by PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) left diving students all over the world way more confused than inspired to continue their diving education. Or is it just our imagination running wild […]

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Screenshot from "Take a Minute XXX : Cephalopods" showing a dwarf cuttlefish trying to blend in. Lembeh, Sulawesi, Indonesia, 2018. w-shaped yellow eye lid over dark pupil. Skin pattern red to pink pigments on white body. The arms hold on the a piece of reef.

Take a Minute to Relax XXX: Cephalopods

Take your minute to relax with cephalopods. Our video series „Take a minute“ reached already clip number 30. We are looking forward to sharing more underwater beauty and knowledge with you. We are getting back to our biweekly releases, after Yoeri’s computer made its back from repair (Yoeri’s rage against […]

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