Marlies Wolters * Dutch / The Netherlands * 30-Something * World Traveler / Digital nomad * Experienced PADI IDC Staff Instructor * 1500+ dives / 50+ countries * Degrees in Leisure Management & International Business (MBA) * Small camera - big passion for SCUBA diving!

How my SCUBA adventure started

This diving adventure started with a try dive in a swimming pool in The Netherlands about 10 years ago and I just loved the feeling of being weightless underwater! After the first 100 dives in the cold and often murky waters in The Netherlands I got my first 'proper' clear and warm water dive on Mallorca - that was the tipping point - my passion was born! Course after course I did to become a Dive Master to work in tropical waters! Hawaii, Thailand, Maldives, The Philippines and Indonesia are countries where I worked as a dive professional. On the other hand I still love diving and teaching in The Netherlands as well! Just keep swimming! :)

Why this blog?

Let me inspire you with dive education and travel with marine conservation as common thread!

"In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we are taught." (Baba Dioum)

Places on my bucket list

  • Galapagos (Wolf and Darwin's Arch)
  • South Pacific (Palau and Rangiroa)
  • Micronesia (Yap)
  • Maldives (Southern Atolls)
  • Sudan

Marine life on my bucket list

Let's just say 'everything', but these things will make me really happy!
  • Blue Dragon (Glaucus atlanticus)
  • Leafy seadragon (Phycodurus eques)
  • Mass coral spawning
  • Ocean sunfish (Mola mola)
  • Marine iguana / Galagapos Lizard (Amblyrhynchus cristatus)
  • Harlequin Shrimp (Hymenocera elegans)
  • Sea lion
  • Dugong / Sea Cow (Dugong dugon)
  • and many many many colorful nudibranches in amazing shapes! :)

Happy bubbles!

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