Diving phone case Seatouch pro 3 Divevolk

Bringing your phone underwater: is it such a good idea?

As our phones are getting more and more evolved, embedding always higher quality cameras, some of us just ditched the idea of owning a separate camera. To be fair, the perspective of travelling light without any bulky photography equipment is appealing. This is especially the case for us scuba divers when we already travel with our beloved scuba diving gear. Until this year, I

Menton Old Town French Riviera

Top 5 things to do in Menton, my new hideaway on the French Riviera

Let me introduce you to this little piece of France, at the very end of the French Riviera, nestled between the borders of Italy and Monaco. A short walk along the scenic seashore surrounding by mountains is already a hint about its long international heritage despite its small size. Thanks to its mild winter climate, Menton became famous for its flavourful lemons famous but

Plastic free sunscreen Amazinc

Plastic-free & Reef-safe: finally, the sunscreen I was waiting for!

Becoming the ultimate responsible diver is not an easy quest as I detailed in a post where I was listing the things I could do better and the ones that still represented a challenge. However, the good news is, as the interest of embracing a more sustainable lifestyle grows, new solutions appear. Finding a sunscreen in shops that would be environmentally-friendly by being both

Esterel Cap Roux

Extraordinary Esterel: diving & hiking from St-Raphael to Mandelieu

It was the third time I was spending the summer on the French Riviera. I can’t believe I passed, again and again, the Esterel mountain range, half-way on the coast between Toulon and Nice, without ever stopping! It only took a hike and a dive to make me fall for this Natura-2000 protected area of 15,000 ha famous for its red volcanic rocks. Needless

Aqua Lung Legend 3 review

Enter the LEG3ND: my review of Aqua Lung signature regulators

The third generation of Aqua Lung famous Legend regulators what the product release everyone was talking about on the floor of the latest DEMA and BOOT shows, in Florida and Germany, but also the Paris Dive Show. As I returned to the French Riviera to spend the summer, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to pay a visit to Aqua Lung France who

My sabbatical - Msaesato Beach Ishigaki Japan

My sabbatical year from A to Z

It would be fair to say this post might be the most overdue one on my dive travel blog. Since I left my old life behind in June 2018, many of you wrote to me asking “What? How? Why?”. 2 years later, a lot of water has passed under the bridge; it helps to look at this experience with no hard feeling nor duty

Kabira Bay Ishigaki Okinawa Japan

2 weeks in Okinawa: my ultimate itinerary for scuba divers

Okinawa is slowly making a name for itself on the top scuba diving destinations in the world on the international scene. However, the details about where to go diving and travel around the islands remain unknown to most visitors and scuba divers outside Japan. Even if I covered in details my different trips from Naha to Yonaguni, it would be fair to ask me,

Caffe latte art Harajuku Tokyo Japan

Learning Japanese to scuba dive in Japan

If you are wondering why in the world someone would do that? I hear you. I can honestly say that over the 10 years of my scuba diving “career” this is by far the most insane project I have ever pursued. The truth is when you have the opportunity to fulfill a childhood dream, you just run for it, even if it doesn’t make