About

Hiya, my name is Florine,

I’m a dive travel blogger and a PADI Divemaster!

I was born in Nantes, France, the hometown of Jules Verne, the author of 20,000 Leagues under the sea, one of my favourite books ever since my childhood. Mobilis in Mobile: After spending more than 20 years along the Atlantic Ocean, in La Baule, swimming and wind surfing, I have developed a serious travelling and scuba diving addiction. I have travelled to more than 40 countries including 2 years in Scotland, 1 year in Canada, 2 months in Thailand, 1 month in Indonesia, 1 month in the Philippines, 1 month in Mexico and 1 month in Argentina.  If you ask me where  I’m from, I will answer that home is everywhere I had the time to make meaningful connections.

I became a scuba diver at 25 during my first solo backpacking trip in Thailand. Since then, I have explored the world even more intensively. 3 years and a half later, I came back to Thailand to become a Divemaster. With more than 400 dives all around the world, today my scuba specialities are deep diving, dry suit diving, nitrox, ice diving, wreck diving and underwater photography/videography. In 2012, I started putting together my thoughts and pictures into inspiring articles about each destination I have travelled to. This how I created WorldAdventureDivers.com, a dive travel blog to share the way I love to travel and dive the world. You can check my map of the countries where I travelled and dived.

Beyond scuba diving, I’m always eager to discover more about culture, art and cuisine everywhere I go. My native language is French, but I’m a fluent speaker in English & Spanish. As I’m a lifelong language nerd, my new challenge is to learn Japanese. I started learning English at 6, so it is almost my second native language. It felt more natural for me to write this blog in English as a medium to connect with as many scuba travellers as possible around the world. I also have started to translate some of my articles into French as part of a partnership with Aqua Lung.

My Dive Log:

23 countries and 77 scuba diving destinations

  1. Thailand
    1. Koh Tao in 2009,2013,2014
  2. Belgium
    1. Nemo 33 in 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016
    2. Dour Quarry in 2017
  3. Egypt
    1. Sharm-El-Sheik in 2010
    2. Dahab in 2010
    3. Nuweiba in 2010
  4. Mexico
    1. Acapulco in 2010
    2. Puerto Escondido in 2010
    3. Playa del Carmen & Tulum in 2010
    4. Cozumel in 2010
  5. Belize
    1. Caye Caulker & Hol Chan Marine Reserve in 2010
    2. the Great Blue Hole in 2010
  6. France
    1. Marseille in 2010/2011/2013
    2. Etang de Thau in 2010
    3. Ile de Groix in 2010
    4. Saint-Mandrier in 2016/2017
    5. Port-Cros in 2016/2017
    6. Porquerolles in 2016/2017
    7. Le Lavandou in 2016
    8. Cavalaire in 2016
    9. Val Thorens in 2017
    10. Tignes in 2017
    11. Golfe Juan in 2017
  7. Spain
    1. Palamos, Costa Brava in 2011
    2. Medes Islands, Costa Brava in 2011
    3. L’Escala, Costa Brava in 2011
    4. Cadaquès, Costa Brava in 2011/2012
    5. Tenerife, Canary Islands in 2016
  8. Indonesia
    1. Nusa Penida in 2012/2015
    2. Tulamben in 2012/2015
    3. Amed in 2012
    4. Menjangan in 2015
    5. Komodo, in 2012
  9. Turkey
    1. Kas in 2012
  10. Argentina
    1. Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego in 2013
    2. Puerto Madryn, Patagonia in 2013
  11. India
    1. Goa in 2013
    2. Netrani Island in 2013
  12. Switzerland
    1. Lioson Lake in 2014
    2. Verzasca Valley in 2017
  13. Italy
    1. Pozzuoli in 2014
    2. Portofino in 2016
    3. Capodacqua Lake in 2016
  14. The United Kingdom
    1. Firth of Lorne in 2014
    2. Firth of Forth in 2014/2015
    3. Scapa Flow in 2015
    4. Sound of Mull in 2015
    5. Farne Islands in 2015
    6. Loch Long in 2016
    7. Loch Fyne in 2016
    8. Loch Creran in 2016
    9. St. Abbs in 2016
  15. The Philippines
    1.  Moalboal, Cebu in 2014
    2. Panglao, Bohol in 2014
    3. Dauin, Negros in 2014
    4. Malapascua Island in 2014
  16. Iceland
    1. Silfra, Thingvellir National Park in 2015
  17. The USA
    1. Key Largo, Florida in 2015
    2. Key West, Florida in 2015
    3. The Devil’s Den, Willistoninston, Florida in 2016
    4. Wailea, Maui, Hawaii in 2017
    5. Molokini Crater, Hawaii in 2017
    6. Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii in 2017
    7. Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii in 2017
    8. Kona, Big Island, Hawaii in 2017
    9. Honaunau, Big Island, Hawaii in 2017
  18. Malta
    1. Valetta & Sliema in 2016
    2. Blue Grotto in 2016
    3. Gozo in 2016
  19. The Netherlands
    1. Zeeland in 2016
  20. Japan
    1. Izu in 2017
  21. Honduras
    1. Utila in 2017
  22. Croatia
    1. Vis Island in 2017
    2. Biševo Island in 2017
    3. Hvar Island in 2017
    4. Dubrovnik in 2017
  23. Greece
    1. Alonissos in 2017

I hope you will find this blog inspiring and encouraging for your next adventure. You can contact me through Facebook, Twitter or by email at florine@worldadventuredivers.com

  1. MaldivesDreamer January 27, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Great blog!! 🙂

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    1. Thank you Irene! Your blog about Maldives is really interesting too 🙂

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      1. MaldivesDreamer January 27, 2014 at 3:49 pm

        Thanks 🙂

  2. Fantastic !!! You’ve been dive all over the world and also Indonesia (my country). There are so many places to visit and uncounted spots to dive.
    Happy to share all these evperiences.
    Congratulation.

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    1. I love Indonesia… 🙂 I should be back soon!

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  3. Hello Florine, very nice blog! Traveling and diving? Hey, that’s what I am doing whenever I can afford it. Fun fact 1: I hope that I will be a dive master, too, till the end of august. Fun fact 2: Since last october I am learning japanese 😉 . So, let’s start with: こんにちは、を元気ですか。

    By the way: I returned a few days ago from a trip to South Africa. I joined the sardine run and did some dives at Protea Banks. What can I say: Diving in South Africa is quite demanding, especially at this time of year (it’s winter down there!). It’s cold, it’s rough, it’s wild – and it’s big big fun!!!

    Sadly, I just had two weeks time. That’s far too little for such an amazing country. Next time, I have to stay there for a longer time. I think one month should be a minimum.

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    1. ありがとうございます。元気です。スキューバダイビングはとても面白いですね。 South Africa is definitely on my bucket list, but for the moment the call for Asia is too strong! 🙂

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      1. はい、スキューバダイビングが一番好きです。Where do you want to go in Asia? Already figured out or is it still the “planning phase” 😉 ?

  4. Je viens de découvrir ton blog! Super sympa! Quelques heures de lectures et découvertes m’attendent!

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  5. Hi Florine,

    You are living the dream. Diving and traveling 🙂

    I am from Germany and became a PADI instructor when I was in my mid twenties. Now I live in Thailand at Koh Samui and living the dream as well.

    I am following your blog now and I am looking forward for many more interesting blog posts to come.

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    1. Hi Dominic, you are living the dream too, I live in Europe at the moment and Thailand is such an amazing place. I’m looking forward to coming back soon 😉

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    1. Thanks Alan, and welcome to the dive bloggers community!

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  6. Very nice Blog. Especially your review about Scuba Diving in Bali. It’s on my bucket list for 2018!

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    1. Thank you, I love Bali so much, I will certainly go back again and again!

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  7. Nice blog. I’ve always wanted to move to France, but more so for the skiing. Then I read The Silent World by Jacques Cousteau, and decided I would live in France for the diving for sure. What are some of the best places to go in your experience?

    -Ronnie

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    1. Thank you! For sure Southern France where Cousteau developped modern scuba diving is the best place to dive. Have a look at the section with my blog posts about scuba diving in France: https://worldadventuredivers.com/category/destinations/europe/france/

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  8. When are you coming to Western Australia Florine – we have some awesome places to dive here!

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    1. I promise I will one day! So many places to dive, so mittle time… 😉

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