Blog entries with videos

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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Screenshot of one of the clips Yoeri filmed with mantas 2015-2016 in Komodo (Indonesia): One manta turns towards the camera and diver (Nicki) watches from the other side of this sand field underneath in the blue ocean.

World Manta Day: Tauchen mit Mantarochen

Während Fiona, der erste tropische Sturm der diesjährigen Hurrikan-Saison, ihren Regen großzügig über Statia und die karibischen Nachbarinseln verteilt, sitzen wir gemütlich in unserem Häuschen. Die Insel saugt die Feuchtigkeit gierig auf, trinkt sich satt. Heute ist World Coastal Clean-Up Day, woran wir uns unter diesen Umständen nicht beteiligen können […]

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Screenshot aus dem Video "Under the Sea with Uber Scuba Komodo Diving Center" gefilmt und editiert von Yoeri Bulk (Devocean Pictures): Oben rechts schwimmen zwei Weißpitzen-Riffhaie über ein Korallenriff, das sich von links unten bis rechts zur Mitte zieht - Haie sind das größte Raubtier des Meeres

Hai! Das größte Raubtier des Meeres steht zu Diensten

„Gestatten Hai, ich bin der Top-Jäger im Meeresrevier,“ so könnte sich ein Hai als das größte Raubtier des Meeres vorstellen. Doch Hai ist nicht gleich Hai. Es gibt hunderte Arten, die in unterschiedlichen Weltmeeren, Lebensräumen und Tiefen vorkommen. Die genaue Anzahl schwankt laut Planet Wissen zwischen 350 und 500. Im […]

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