Category: Adventure diving

Honaunau National Historical Park Big Island Hawaii

2 weeks in Hawaii : my ultimate itinerary for scuba divers

"Are you getting married, Florine?", "Did you go on honeymoon?" "Whaaaat? Nooo..." This is pretty much the type of conversation I had on and on, before and after my trip to Hawaii. The reason? The Hawaiian Archipelago seems such a fantasy destination beyond reach that most people believed it had to be for my big ...

Manta Night Dive in Kona Hawaii

[VIDEO] Manta Night Dive in Kona, Hawaii

I heard and read many stories on how Kona became such a famous place about diving with manta rays at night, becoming a bucket-list dive for adventurous scuba divers worldwide. In any case, floodlights switched on at night towards the waves at the Kona Surf Hotel, opened at the beginning of the 1970's, in the ...

Scuba diving lava tube Hawaii

Diving in lava tubes in Hawaii: will you dare to do it?

To fly from Japan to Maui, I had to make a choice between flying via Oahu (Honolulu) or Big Island (Kona). Given the possibility of seeing lava flowing into the ocean or scuba diving at night with a ballet of manta rays, I decided I could give up on Waikiki Beach and Pearl Harbour Memorial ...

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[VIDEO] The Carthaginian II, wreck diving in Hawaii, USA

The Carthaginian II was my only wreck dive in Hawaii, but it was such a great dive with excellent visibility and a close encounter with a white-tip shark along the hull at 30 m deep. The steel-hulled sailing boat built in 1920, was brought to Lahaina, Maui, in 1973 to serve as a floating museum ...

scuba diving in Verzasca River Switzerland

Verzasca Express: adventurous river diving in Ticino, Switzerland

In Europe, we are lucky to have dive sites where we can see basking sharks, seals or eagle rays. But we are also lucky to have dive sites, where there is little to see but a lot to experience. Silfra in Iceland blew my mind with its pure water and sharp rock canyon between two ...

Toulon Bay ports French Riviera France

5 reasons to explore Toulon, my new scuba home in France

Last year, I moved back from Scotland to France with mixed feelings. For sure I would see all my friends and family again, for sure, I'll find delicious food and wine on the table, but for sure Paris would still be crowded, polluted and so far from the ocean. I may have stayed only 2 ...

View of Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands from the Spanish Fortress

2 weeks in Croatia: island hopping from Split to Dubrovnik

Croatia was on the top of my European scuba diving bucket list for some years before I book that Thomas Cook Airlines ticket that would finally take me to Split. I started building my itinerary back in 2012 and I struggled to organise this trip the way I like. If I quickly identified that between ...