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  • 17 References 10 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Turkish
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Sailor - RYA/MCA Yachtmaster Offshore & Cruising Instructor
  • I studied International Relations and had an MBA in İstan...
  • From Istanbul, İstanbul, Turkey
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About Me


To have a life full of outdoor and sea experiences. I like to create a free mind and meet various people.


Hi there, l'm Mert. I can describe myself as a real nature lover who is tired of living in huge cities such as İstanbul and suffering all ways of daily waste of time there. So, I moved to a lovely Mediterranian seaside town and started to live as a full-time sailor. I'm planning to cross Atlantic ocean in a year.
I like to meet new people from various cultures and hear their stories to discover new ways of lives and see new perspectives.


Life is beatiful with new surprizes waiting at the corner and it is worth trying to do what you really want to do, not necessarily the things you are told to do.

I like this saying:
"Once freedom is exploded in the soul of a man, gods have no more power over him."

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Through a friend.


I hosted and helped some surfers but haven't been able to surf yet.


I have been doing many kinds of sports since my early childhood, doing sports and learning new ones are part of my life. I love biking, running, snowboarding, scuba-diving, free-diving and sailing. I was a mountaineer and used to take pictures of natural beatuies before, but can't find time to do that in these days.

  • running
  • outdoor activities
  • cycling
  • mountaineering
  • scuba diving
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • sports

Music, Movies, and Books

Love 80s musics.
Rolling Stones, The Cure, Guns n Roses, Metallica, ghotan project.
I can enjoy any kind of music that is lively.

I like Kill Bills.
I'm a big fan of Robert De Niro, particularly his performances in The Raging Bull, Heat and Once upon a time in America.


One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

The moment I saw Oceanic Whitetip shark during one of my scuba-dives in the Red Sea, I was totally moved by the strength of it.

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach snowboarding or free-diving..

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Viet Nam

Countries I’ve Lived In


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