Category: Blog diving

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

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

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

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

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

hello Ouvea New Caledonia

New Caledonia : impressions from the heart of the Pacific

It’s midnight. I have just arrived at Tontouta International Airport. I take a taxi to Noumea city centre, 45 minutes driving away. In the dark, the entire road looks like home in France. The only clues telling I’m in the southern hemisphere are the stars.

Shirahama Shrine Shimoda Izu Peninsula Japan

My Izu Peninsula: slow travel & scuba diving in Japan

If there was one sure thing, it was I didn’t want my sabbatical year to be a marathon made of must-do tours, hopping from town to town on every single day and rushing to make sure I had seen everything. I felt so stressed during

Make Holiday Greener ABTA

[VLOG] My top 3 tips to go plastic-free on your next scuba diving holiday

This post is brought to you by ABTA Make Holidays Greener is ABTA’s annual campaign in partnership with Travelife for hotels and accommodations to encourage us all to take positive social and environmental actions while on holiday, which will not only contribute to you having

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

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,