Category: Destinations

Similan Marine National Park Thailand

Rediscovering Thailand, one marine national park at a time

I hadn’t seen the land of smiles for 10 years. Thailand saw me becoming a certified diver and a divemaster, so the Southeast Asian country will always have a special place in my heart. This is where my life took a different turn. I was excited and anxious at the same time. Would I still love it? One sure thing, I had to do

Where to recover from jetlag in Bali?

Once you arrive at Denpasar Airport, the journey to the best dive sites in Bali is still quite a while longer. If you arrive from America or, like me, from Europe, you may need some serious rest after often more than 20 hours of flight. Besides, Bali is in the GMT+8 time zone, so there is a 13-hour time difference from NYC (12 in

Florine at Marsaxlokk Harbour, Malta

My ultimate 2-week Malta itinerary for scuba divers

Who would have thought I would need 3 trips to Malta to find the best itinerary to visit the smallest country in the EU as a scuba diver? There are so many tempting dive sites around the islands that if you want to indulge in the wealth of culture on offer, you’d better be organised to make the most of your time. Thanks to

diving gozo blue hole

Diving in Gozo: my top 5 dive sites in Malta’s sister island

I kept my promise. It took me 7 years, but I promised to return to Gozo and stay much longer. The last time, I thought it was fine to be halfway to everything on Malta’s main island. It included the Cirkewwa ferry terminal for day trips to Gozo. While possible, the two times I did it, it was both exhausting and frustrating. Why? Because

Diving in Malta - P29 shipwreck

Diving in Malta: my top 5 dive sites all around the island

Malta might be the smallest country in the European Union, but the southern Mediterranean archipelago has earned the title of the scuba diving capital of Europe. And it was by building up its dive map since the 1970s. Besides clear blue waters all year, the Maltese islands offer one of Europe’s largest densities of shipwrecks and scenic cavern systems. Until recently, I would have

whale shark isla mujeres mexico

Should you swim with whale sharks in Isla Mujeres, Mexico?

For many passionate scuba divers, encountering a whale shark, the largest fish in the world, is their absolute dream. I was one of them. These gentle giants of the sea evoke a deep sense of wonder and respect. However, swimming with these elusive creatures is not an easy feat. Crossing path with whale sharks underwater is often a journey filled with anticipation, patience but

Chitchen Itza Yucatan Mexico

2 weeks in Yucatan: my ultimate itinerary for scuba divers

Looking for the perfect destination with a wide range of underwater adventures? Look no further than the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. With its crystal-clear cenotes, stunning coral reefs budding with marine life and extraordinary cultural heritage, spending 2 weeks in Yucatan reserves unforgettable experiences for scuba diving addicts. For my second trip to Mexico, I wanted to dive deeper into its easternmost region and

scuba diving Bocas del Toro Panama Casa Blanca reef

Where is the best diving in Bocas del Toro, Panama?

I decided to end my three months in Panama by spending a month in the Caribbean Archipelago of Bocas del Toro. It gave me enough time to dive, snorkel, mountain bike, kayak and hike across it, from Boca del Drago to Cayos Zapatilla. Bocas del Toro is home to the Bastimentos Marine National Park, Panama’s first marine park, created in 1988 and covering an