Manta rays diving in Ishigaki Okinawa Japan

10 reasons to go diving in Ishigaki and the Yaeyama Islands

At 1,956 km from Tokyo, Ishigaki is closer to Taiwan than to its own country’s mainland. The “stone wall island” is the gateway to the archipelago it forms with the islands of Iriomote, Taketomi, Hateruma, Kuroshima and Yonaguni. Ishigaki and the Yaeyama Islands are part

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SS President Coolidge : a wreck diving adventure to Vanuatu

Towards the end of my long summer stay in New Caledonia, there was an adventure that was too tempting not to do. New Caledonia will remain as one of the best scuba diving destinations in the world for me, but if there is something it

Stopover in Tokyo Sensoji shrine Asakusa Japan

Places to visit in Tokyo : my ultimate guide on your way to the Pacific

After living in Tokyo for 4 months, it is now time for me to give you all my best tips to explore the lively Japanese capital. End of 2017, on my way to Hawaii via Tokyo, I realised how an incredible hub Tokyo could on

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My top 10 dives of 2018

Another year passed, but this one wasn’t like the others. For many reasons, things needed to change. My foot injury following my trip to Hawaii end of 2017 got something to do with it. When you find yourself almost unable to walk you have time

coconut New Caledonia Islands

New Caledonia Islands: which one should you explore?

New Caledonia is an archipelago of 6 inhabited islands in addition to its main island, Grande-Terre: the Isle of Pines, Belep, and the Loyautés Islands formed by Lifou, Mare, Ouvea and Tiga.  With more than 135 islands, islets and atolls, there is a little chance

5 Christmas gifts ideas for scuba divers

Christmas is coming soon: the countdown to everyone’s favourite day of the year has officially started. If you have not started yet your Christmas shopping for your loved ones, here is a selection for scuba diving addicts. This “5 Christmas gifts ideas for scuba divers”

scuba diving in Hienghene New Caledonia

A scuba road trip into the wild of Northern New Caledonia

Whether I’m exploring Hawaii or Scotland, I love territories that are an invitation for superb road trips. It’s about freedom, about immersion in nature, about adventure. When I discovered the main island of New Caledonia was one of these places, I was in awe. On

Amédée Island - Lagoon of New Caledonia - Lagon de Nouvelle Calédonie

New Caledonia: the lagoon of all hopes

As I dived for the very first time in the lagoon of New Caledonia, at Duck Island, with only my mask and my fins, I quickly recognised something I had not seen in a while: a healthy coral reef! My first scuba dives in the

hello Ouvea New Caledonia

New Caledonia : impressions from the heart of the Pacific

It’s midnight. I have just arrived at Tontouta International Airport. I take a taxi to Noumea city centre, 45 minutes driving away. In the dark, the entire road looks like home in France. The only clues telling I’m in the southern hemisphere are the stars.

Scuba diving in Okinawa - Turtle Kerama Islands - Honu Honu Divers - Plongée à Okinawa

Scuba diving in Okinawa: a first-timer guide

It is one of these places where it is not so straightforward to organise a scuba diving trip. There are so many islands in the prefecture of Okinawa, so many scuba diving experiences, at different periods of the year: it became somehow overwhelming to answer “What?

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