Category: Diving America

Diving in Galapagos - hammerhead shark

Diving in the Galapagos: a first-timer guide

The Galapagos Islands are a dream, a promise, an overwhelming expectation. The Galapagos Islands deliver. But don’t believe it will come easy. The Galapagos are the Olympics of scuba diving. You’ll face turbine-like currents and chilling water temperatures. The diving conditions of the Ecuadorian archipelago of the Pacific will test all your diving training. Honestly, I didn’t feel 10 years was too much to

diving in cenote carwash

Diving in cenotes: everything you need to know before you go

Imagine how excited I was to return to Mexico after 12 years: the once baby scuba diver, with less than 50 dives on her logbook, could finally come back with her complete scuba gear and camera set-up to report how incredible diving in cenotes is. Even after hundreds of dives worldwide, the cenotes remain one of my most magical diving adventures to date. There

diving in coiba - Pacific spadefish

Diving in Coiba, the Panamanian pearl of the Pacific

It was my first big adventure in Panama. A month later, after living in Panama City, I was already back. Coiba Island is the largest island on the Pacific coast of Central America. With 38 other islands and islets over a marine area of more than 1,700 km², they form the Coiba National Park. Officially created in 2004, it became a UNESCO World Heritage

Panama Canal scuba diving boat Bridge of Americas

The ultimate Panama City layover guide scuba divers will love

After living for a month in Panama City, I’m glad to sum up my favourite moments in the most modern city in Central America in this Panama City layover guide. As part of my 7-month adventure to explore some of the best dive sites in Latin America, I will keep using Panama City as a connecting hub. Let me show you that Panama City

Digital nomad in Panama

WAD’s 10th anniversary: celebrating my new nomad life in Panama

10 years. Depending on how you look at it, it may sound like a lot or not so much. I feel saying I launched my diving blog 10 years ago makes me sound like a dinosaur. Yet, if I look at everything that has happened, what are 10 years when you change the course of your life? If somebody told me that jetlagged night

2 weeks in Hawaii - Honaunau National Historical Park Big Island Hawaii

Scuba diving in Hawaii: my ultimate 2-week itinerary

“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 2 week 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 day. For sure, seen from Europe, going

Turtle Mala Wharf shore diving Lahaina Maui Hawaii

Shore diving in Maui: 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 rarely paid so much for a dive. At the same time, I was not expecting I could go shore diving

Turtle Shore Diving Two Steps Refuge Scuba diving Big Island Hawaii

Shore diving in Honaunau, Big Island

It was my last dive in Hawaii after my manta ray night dive in Kona but I didn’t know it yet when I entered the water. I was supposed to dive next at Old Airport in Kona, but as the weather deteriorated during the day, it was my final one as I had plans to go to a higher altitude to visit the Volcano