About

My name is Florine, I’m a dive travel blogger, a divemaster & a serial-expat

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, I have developed a serious travelling and scuba diving addiction.

I have travelled to more than 40 countries and also had the opportunity to live in Canada, Scotland, Japan, Thailand and New Caledonia. If you ask me where I’m from now, 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 to Thailand. 3 years and a half later, I came back to Thailand to train as a Divemaster. Passionate with the technical side of scuba diving as I have a mechanical engineering background, I also trained in deep diving, dry suit diving, nitrox, ice diving, and wreck diving.

In 2012, during my first trip to Indonesia, I started putting together my thoughts and pictures into this diving blog. This how I created World Adventure Divers, a dive travel blog to share the way I love to travel and dive the world.

In recent years, I started writing more and more about ocean conservation and responsible tourism. My main goal now is to promote responsible diving best practices.

Beyond scuba diving, I love learning more about culture and cuisine everywhere I go. This is maybe one of the explanations of why I’m so eager to learn foreign languages. My native language is French, but I’m a fluent speaker in English & Spanish. I started learning English at 6, so it is almost my second native language. It felt more natural to start writing this blog in English as a medium to connect with as many dive travellers as possible around the world.

One of my childhood dreams was to learn Japanese in Japan. In 2018, I moved to Tokyo to study in a Japanese language school. This is why you will find a lot of content related to diving in Japan on this blog as I took the opportunity to scuba dive in Okinawa, the Izu Peninsula and the Izu Islands.

What’s next? I have recently applied for a work holiday visa in Australia, so I’m currently back to France waiting for the moment I will be able to return to the Pacific Ocean.

My dive log: 26 countries & 107 dive spots over 10 years

Florine World Adventure Divers Hienghene New Caledonia
  1. Koh Tao in 2009/2013/2014
  1. Nemo 33 in 2010/2011/2013/2016
  2. Dour Quarry in 2017
  1. Sharm-El-Sheik in 2010
  2. Dahab in 2010
  3. Nuweiba in 2010
  1. Acapulco in 2010
  2. Puerto Escondido in 2010
  3. Playa del Carmen & Tulum in 2010
  4. Cozumel in 2010
  1. Caye Caulker & Hol Chan Marine Reserve in 2010
  2. the Great Blue Hole in 2010
  1. Marseille in 2010/2011/2013
  2. Thau Lagoon in 2010/2011/2018
  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 2017/2019
  12. Gorges du Tarn in 2018
  13. Menton in 2019
  14. Nice / Villefranche-sur-Mer in 2019
  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
  1. Nusa Penida in 2012/2015
  2. Tulamben in 2012/2015
  3. Amed in 2012
  4. Menjangan in 2015
  5. Komodo, in 2012

  1. Kas in 2012
  1. Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego in 2013
  2. Puerto Madryn, Patagonia in 2013
  1. Goa in 2013
  2. Netrani Island in 2013
  1. Lioson Lake in 2014
  2. Verzasca Valley in 2017
  1. Pozzuoli in 2014
  2. Portofino in 2016
  3. Capodacqua Lake in 2016
  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
  1. Moalboal, Cebu in 2014
  2. Panglao, Bohol in 2014
  3. Dauin, Negros in 2014
  4. Malapascua Island in 2014
  1. Key Largo, Florida in 2015
  2. Key West, Florida in 2015
  3. The Devil’s Den, 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
  1. Valetta & Sliema in 2016
  2. Blue Grotto in 2016
  3. Gozo in 2016
  1. Zeeland in 2016
  1. Izu Ocean Park, Izu Peninsula in 2017 / 2018
  2. Koganezaki, Izu Peninsula in 2018
  3. Atami, Izu Peninsula in 2018
  4. Hatsushima in 2018
  5. Atagawa, Izu Peninsula in 2018
  6. Oshima in 2018
  7. Osezaki, Izu Peninsula in 2018
  8. Toi, Izu Peninsula in 2018
  9. Okinawa Honto in 2018
  10. Kerema Islands in 2018/2019
  11. Ishigaki in 2019
  12. Yonaguni in 2019
  13. Miyakojima in 2019
  14. Hachijojima in 2019
  1. Utila in 2017
  1. Vis Island in 2017
  2. Biševo Island in 2017
  3. Hvar Island in 2017
  4. Dubrovnik in 2017
  1. Alonissos in 2017
  1. Koumac in 2018
  2. Hienghène in 2018
  3. Poindimié in 2018
  4. Noumea in 2018
  5. Isle of the Pines in 2018
  6. Ouvea in 2018
  7. Lifou in 2018
  8. Bourail in 2018
  1. Tahiti in 2019
  2. Moorea in 2019
  3. Manihi, Tuamotu Islands in 2019
  4. Fakarava, Tuamotu Islands in 2019
  5. Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands in 2019

Portfolio & Press

Floirine Split Croatia

Every month, I publish an article on PADI’s blog about my top dive sites across the world or how to be a more responsible scuba diving traveller. Here is a selection of my favourites pieces:


Media & blogs’ mentions

I hope you will find this blog inspiring and encouraging for your next adventure

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