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Underwater Shooting

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Kia Orana Guyz & Girlz,

So, since I know live in the middle of the pacific on a little island called Rarotonga, which has a circumference of 32 kilometers, surrounded by so much water, I thought it makes perfect sense to take my photography underwater.

I wanted to do it properly, and the only way is to get an underwater housing for my beloved Nikon D810. I shopped around and settled for the Ikelite system … housing, dome, lights.

Underwater certainly has its own challenges. I dis this one snorkeling and not diving. Which meant I had to constantly, dive down, get close to the fish, set the camera and snap. Wow this was exhausting. Next time will be diving!

Check out the slide show below of the shoot.

Sunset Deck

Sunset From Deck

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Yo Folks,

Here are some sunset pics taken (with my iPhone) from the deck of our new home.

Awesome hey 🙂

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Cool Snorkeling

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Hi Guys,

we posting some shop relevant stuff at www.diveandsurf-cooksilands.com, the site for our business. We know you would love this one 😉

Fruits of Rarotonga is towards the bottom right of the Rarotonga map show above.

Snorkeling Fruits of Rarotonga with IST Gear

Chill on, Ciao,

Pietro & Peanie


Pacific lagoon

Taking a cool dip

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Hi All,

Quick one 😉

And there is time to take a quick dip … anytime, whenever you feel like 🙂

Stay cool !

Pietro & Eltje

Awesome Fiji

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Hi Folks

We back in Germany!

Fiji was really chilled. The islands are so beautiful and the sea life incredible. The Fijian people are so friendly and the Kava, well the Kava, certainly has its way with people 🙂

Click here to watch a video of the amazing see life in the Fijian Ocean. Sooo many fish and mantarays.

Click here for the version viewable in Germany. GEMA laws do not like the music on the original video, so sorry guys and girls in Germany but you gonna have to live with the slightly less cool music version 🙂

Check out some impressions of our trip through Fiji below.

We are very excited about our next post …  As you know we went to the South Pacific on a mission … to find the chill haven – a journey towards PeanieSutra. We will reveal all soooon …

… all we can say for now is 134 days to launch !!!!

Ciao for now,

Pietro & Eltje

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This is it …

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… the paradise we will be returning to in a few weeks.

We will be spending 7 nights alone on one of the awesome Aitutaki lagoon motus, called Akaiami.

This YouTube video amazingly really captures the beauty of paradise in the Aitutaki lagoon … YOU MUST WATCH IT !!!!

Gonna have to give Kitesurfing a go too :-))))


Rediscovering “SurferBoy”

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… I can just hear the SurferBoy jingel … something like the theme song to Superman :-))))

Windsurfing was my passion in the 1980’s. Back then when Robby Nash, another perfect 1963 vintage :-), was emerging as the worlds windsurfer “wunderkind”. As with many, the responsibilities of life and a family steadily blew away my windsurfing time, until it came to a dead stop.

No worries man … I’m back … and ready to ride again!

So I’m studying the latest windsurfing gear on offer, and discovered that some things have chnaged for the better. However, all in all I am glad to report that the basics remain the same … balance on the board, hold on to the sail … and away you go 🙂

Next, I wanted to explore windsurfing location … starting with The Cook Islands. During my last visit I suspected that the Aitutaki lagoon was a perfect spot for speed surfing. However I did  not see much back then. Surfing the net, I discovered that other adventure windsurfers discovered it too. Click here for a bit more.

Windsurf Paradise

Then I discovered that Kitesurfing is even bigger with some international events having been hosted at the lagoon. Guess I am gonna have to give it a bash!

KiteSurfing in Aitutaki.

KiteSurfing events in The Cook Islands


Keep tuned to find out how this rediscovery of an awesome watersport pans out.

Be cool.



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