Blog: Dive, travel, connect & protect

Our English blog „Dive, travel, connect & protect“ presents 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 bring 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 want more than just to document, we follow our curiosity, learn from others, and grow with each and every experience.

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 of slender filefish (Monacanthus tuckeri) in "Take a Minute to Relax" showing this small fish in beige with white and darker shots and long filaments “spicules” is hiding at a rope covered in hydroits, encrusting sponges and soft corals with the blue sea in the background. Yellow golden eye of this small fish is quite protuding and the spine of the dorsal fin half erected.

Caribbean clip: Slender filefish (Monacanthus tuckeri)

In this minute of relaxation, we bring you another Caribbean addition in our series „Take a Minute to relax“. The small but beautiful Monacanthus tuckeri, a.k.a. the Slender filefish. Although most individuals encountered, range between 2-5cm in length, they can potentially grow up to 10cm! They have laterally compressed, slender, […]

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Screenshot of Take a Minute XXXVI: Feather Duster (Tube) Worm (Sabellastarte spectabilis) video series by Yoeri Bulk for Devocean Pictures. The whitish feathery crown of the tube worm is visibale against red reef.

Feather Duster: Sabellastarte spectabilis

In this session of relaxing minutes, we would like to introduce you to a critter that uses a flamboyant feature to mask what many people would deem an otherwise gross appearance. Yes, Sabellastarte spectabilis is, despite its beautiful name, not some fluffy plant or coral in a variation of colours, […]

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Screenshot from Take a minute to relax XXXV: Roughhead Blenny (Acanthemblemaria aspera). Filmed and edited by Yoeri 2022 on Sint Eustatius / Statia (Caribbean Netherlands). The small Roughhead Blenny (Acanthemblemaria aspera) is peaking out of its hole in the coral and whenever its restless searching eyes see intersting food passing by, the blenny moves out to snack on drifting plankton. Cirri and teeth are clearly visible.

Roughhead Blenny (Acanthemblemaria aspera)

In this minute of relaxation, we would like to introduce you to a creature, that despite being quite the character, is often overlooked by most that visit the tropical reefs of the Caribbean: Roughhead Blenny (Acanthemblemaria aspera). Looking at the creature, it’s easy to understand how this name came to […]

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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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