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My top 10 dives of 2019

The best way to lead meaningful projects in the coming year is to acknowledge the wonderful things we achieved in the year that just passed. I decided this year again to keep doing this interesting exercise of narrowing it down to 10 dives that were

Diving in Manihi Tuamotu French Polynesia

Manihi, diving off the beaten track in the Tuamotu Islands

The Tuamotu Archipelago is one of the 5 main archipelagos of French Polynesia. It covers a gigantic area of 800,000 km² while having a total land surface which hardly exceeds 850 km². The 76 atolls of the Tuamotu are ancient volcanoes that collapsed millions of

Diving in Tahiti Plongée à Tahiti

Diving in Tahiti & Moorea: my 1-week road trip in French Polynesia

While French Polynesia is the ultimate destination for island hopping, travelling around Tahiti and its hundred islands is like going around Europe distance wise. For a first trip to French Polynesia, I warmly recommend avoiding visiting too many islands and focus on a few areas

DEMA show 2019 - salon du DEMA Orlando Florida

DEMA Show : 5 things to know before you go

The DEMA Show may be the most famous of all the scuba diving shows in the world. This scuba diving trade show, organised by the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association in the United States, sets the trends in the scuba diving industry for the coming

Diving La Fourmigue lighthouse Golfe-Juan Antibes

Discover Golfe-Juan : the best of diving between Antibes and Cannes

It is something I always loved with scuba diving. It always put on my route hidden gems. With such famous neighbours, Antibes and its billionaire superyacht marina, and Cannes and its international film festival, Golfe-Juan is surprisingly tucked away from the crowds on the “Cote

AIDA world championships 2019 Villefranche

Living the thrill of competitive freediving in Villefranche, French Riviera

Mermaids are real. I know because I lived with them during the 4 final days of the AIDA Depth World Championships which were held from the 7th to the 14th of September 2019 in Villefranche-sur-Mer, right next to Nice. Villefranche Bay is nicknamed the Bay

Best view point in Nice French Riviera

Diving in Nice, the heart of the French Riviera

Through a fortunate chain of circumstances, this summer, I have spent in total one month in Nice, between my first house-sitting experience and an enthralling blog trip. Only 40 km from the Italian border, I embraced its strong local culture, whether we talk about architecture or

how to be a responsible dive traveller - plonger responsable

Successes & failures of an aspiring responsible diver

We all heard it from our first Open Water class “Only leave bubbles”. Scuba divers have the incredible privilege to witness the beauty of the 71% of the planet that most people will never see. We are a crowd aware of the fragility of our

Aqualung outlaw rogue BCD review

Outlaw vs Rogue: full review of Aqua Lung minimalist BCDs

“No, Florine, it’s not a travel BCD, it’s a minimalist BCD”. You should have seen my face when at Paris Dive Show 2017, Aqua Lung’s product manager introduced me to the prototype of their brand new concept, the Outlaw. Too late, I was already in

Clonwfish Indonesia - Edit underwater photos

How to edit underwater photos with the free editor Gimp

Following my blog post which aim was to show the basic techniques on how to take pictures underwater, here are the details of my routine to edit underwater photos. With the open-source editing software Gimp, it is easy (and free) to learn how to edit your