St. Eustatius

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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hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) resting next to a Synodus intermedius, the common sand diver, in between different kinds of soft corals on the sandy seafloor with blue background. Triple Wreck, St. Eustatius, Caribbean Netherlands.

Statia‘s sea turtles 1: Species, sex & individuals

Our first article about Statia’s sea turtles focuses on how to identify turtles, from species via sex to individuals, and how to support science and conservation regarding sea turtles around St. Eustatius (Caribbean Netherlands) and beyond: Turtles are among the favourites of many divers around the world. Before explaining how […]

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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 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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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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