Category: Blog

How I almost gave up writing about Ocean Conservation

Do you know the legend of the hummingbird? One day a terrible fire broke out in a forest. Frightened, all the animals fled their homes and ran out of the forest. As they came to the edge of a stream, they stopped to watch the fire and they were feeling very discouraged and powerless. They ...

How to pack scuba diving gear in a cabin carry-on luggage

The perfect scuba diving bag doesn’t exist?

#neverwithoutmygear It took me only a year after my open water certification to understand how much I hated renting scuba diving gear in dive centres: never the right size, questionable maintenance, bad habits of other scuba divers (you know what I'm talking about), you name it. Before I went on my first big scuba diving adventure ...

World Adventure Divers in Hawaii

My top 10 dives of 2017

The New Year is the perfect moment to look back at another year that passed. Last year, I was surprised of what I achieved in a year, but when I look back at 2017, 22 scuba diving locations in 8 different countries in 10 months, it makes me eager to know what will happen in ...

How to find Scuba diving travel inspiration

How do I find inspiration for my next diving trips?

Before starting planning, the key to an efficient trip organisation is to know what you want. The start of a trip project can come from many things: a photograph of a landscape that seems surreal, an animal you love, and you would like to see in its natural habitat, a foreign language you want to ...

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 Blizzard ...