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Top 10 dives Florine World Adventure Divers Golfe-Juan French Riviera

My top 10 dives of 2019

The best way to lead meaningful projects in the coming year is to acknowledge the wonderful things we achieved in the year that just passed. I decided this year again to keep doing this interesting exercise of narrowing it down to 10 dives that were a bit more extraordinary than the others. 2019 was my first year in full nomad mode, but I kept

DEMA show 2019 - salon du DEMA Orlando Florida

DEMA Show : 5 things to know before you go

The DEMA Show may be the most famous of all the scuba diving shows in the world. This scuba diving trade show, organised by the Diving Equipment & Marketing Association in the United States, sets the trends in the scuba diving industry for the coming year. The DEMA show is usually the place where scuba diving innovations are introduced first. It changes locations between

AIDA world championships 2019 Villefranche

Living the thrill of competitive freediving in Villefranche, French Riviera

Mermaids are real. I know because I lived with them during the 4 final days of the AIDA Depth World Championships which were held from the 7th to the 14th of September 2019 in Villefranche-sur-Mer, right next to Nice. Villefranche Bay is nicknamed the Bay of Legends due to its history of being the birthplace of apnea competition. AIDA (in French, “Association International Développement

how to be a responsible dive traveller - plonger responsable

Successes & failures of an aspiring responsible diver

We all heard it from our first Open Water class “Only leave bubbles”. Scuba divers have the incredible privilege to witness the beauty of the 71% of the planet that most people will never see. We are a crowd aware of the fragility of our environment with repeated coral bleaching events and marine life choking on plastic. However, to be a responsible diver, the

Caye Caulker Belize - Solo diving holidays - Voyage solo plongée

The 5 truths about my solo scuba diving travels

“And you go… alone?” You have no idea how many time I have been asked this question. So often, that at some point I made up the answer everyone wanted to hear by saying I was joining friends over there. What they didn’t know is that my friends were people I didn’t know yet. I’m not a very good liar and I am tired

Florine World Adventure Divers Hienghene New Caledonia top dives 2018

My top 10 dives of 2018

Another year passed, but this one wasn’t like the others. For many reasons, things needed to change. My foot injury following my trip to Hawaii end of 2017 got something to do with it. When you find yourself almost unable to walk you have time to think and reassess your priorities. I realised my health was the most precious thing I got, and even

Amédée Island - Lagoon of New Caledonia - Lagon de Nouvelle Calédonie

New Caledonia: the lagoon of all hopes

As I dived for the very first time in the lagoon of New Caledonia, at Duck Island, with only my mask and my fins, I quickly recognised something I had not seen in a while: a healthy coral reef! My first scuba dives in the north of the main island, in Koumac, a week later were a festival of colours and shapes along densely