Category: Americas

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 ...

Turtle Mala Wharf shore diving Lahaina Maui Hawaii

Shore diving in Maui & Big Island: Hawaii’s best kept secret

The Hawaiian Archipelago is full of bucket list dives with exciting adventures such as diving in the crater of a volcano or night diving with manta rays, but all of these scuba diving trips come at a high price tag. To be clear, I have never paid so much for a dive. At the same time, ...

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 ...

Should you snorkel or scuba dive in Molokini Crater, Hawaii?

Molokini Crater was the first dive site of Hawaii I added to my World Dive Map. The description of a semi-submerged crater of an ancient volcano was enough to get me thrilled about diving it. When I read the uninhabited atoll was a State marine sanctuary with excellent visibility, it became my primary target for ...

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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 ...

Coral View Utila Honduras

2 weeks in Honduras: my ultimate itinerary

Honduras is step by step building a name for itself through scuba diving and eco-tourism adventures in Central America for a fraction of the cost of some its more famous neighbours. I spent 2 weeks in March exploring solo some of the highlights of this beautiful country covered by green forests, mountains and plantations. Suffering ...