The tasselled Wobbegong


The wobbegong is a carpet shark  and thus spends much of its time resting on the sea floor. At daytime one have to look under rocks and overhangs to find them resting. On our trip to Raja Ampat we came across the tasselled wobbegong (Eucrossorhinus dasypogon), one of the 12 species of the Orectolobidae family …

It’s a fishbowl


Diving in the Raja Ampat area is a priviledge. I can’t remember having witnessed that many schooling/shoaling fish in other areas. Sweetlips, barracudas, snappers, fusiliers, batfish, trevallies, surgeonfish and bigeyes all gather into one fantastic underwater symphony! Take a plunge into Raja Ampat’s fishbowl!        

Whaleshark encounter


I have never experienced winning the lottery. But this encounter with a whaleshark might get really close to the feelings of winning something big! Whalesharks are seldom seen in the narrow bay of Palu. I still remember my conversation with our dive guide Nasrun. Me : I might go wide-angle on the housereef dive. Nasrun …

Deep down on Gili Raja Wreck


The Gili Raja wreck is approximately 90-meters long and lies for  60 years on its side at a depth 35m and 50m. It is beautifully y overgrown with soft corals. The site is almost pristine as only a handful of divers are able to dive here given the depth. I had the chance to dive …

Diving Dreischor, Zeeland


There are 2 main dive sites in Dreischor : Gemaal and Frans Kok Reef. Here are some impressions from these dives including the Gemaal a structure beautifully covered in underwater life mainly multicoloured sponges and the shallow underwater life around the pontoon at Frans Kok. Diving Dreischor 2013 from Mona Dienhart on Vimeo.

Article and Interview


Last week I met journalist Mady Lutgen from “Letzebuerger Journal” for an interview. She was looking for people to answer a special question : Where can I dive in Luxembourg? Who does it? What can you see? I was happy to answer her questions. La semaine dernière la journaliste Mady Lutgen du “Letzebuerger Journal” était …