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wearing my GirlsThatScuba mask strap on Womens Dive Day in the French Riviera

A (very) personal opinion on PADI Women’s Dive Day

The Women's Dive Day is an event organised all over the world, mid-July, by PADI since 2015; last year there were more than 700 events in 77 countries. Since I heard about it, I thought it was an excellent initiative. With only a bit more of 35% of women in scuba diving, I guessed it ...

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 ...

Aqua Lung Fusion Fit dry suit trial Toulon France

Full review of my new Fusion drysuit in 5 adventures

  The day I became a dry suit diver, a whole new world unfolded before me. I didn't need to wait anymore for the diving season or my next holiday to tropical locations: I could dive anytime, anywhere. It took me some time to buy my own, but then for 3 years, my Aqua Lung ...

Whale sharks Utila Honduras March 2017

My whale shark dream became true in Utila, Honduras

After hundreds of dives all around the world, I thought I was cursed. The first time I could have seen it was in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia, 5 years ago. The whale shark was below the boat at the safety stop, but I had ascended way before everyone else as my buddy had emptied his tank in ...

Scuba diving Izu Ocean Park Japan

Mission Scuba diving from Tokyo to Izu, Japan

  東京から伊豆まで、日本のミッションスキューバダイビング。 With 29,751 km of coast and 6,852 islands, anyone would guess there should be some decent diving somewhere in Japan. Indeed, there is, and it is incredible. However, it has remained so far out of the radar of international dive travellers for one main reason: the language barrier. The Japanese scuba diving community is ...