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

Night dive with manta rays Kona Hawaii

Manta ray 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. While I think diving in Maui is a better choice for avid scuba divers visiting, Big Island is getting all the spotlight with the manta ray night dive in Kona. I had to check

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 night diving with a ballet of manta rays, I decided I could give up on Waikiki Beach and Pearl Harbour Memorial in Oahu this time. After 11 days of exploring Maui and


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

Molokini Crater was the first dive site of Hawaii I added to my bucket list. 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 the day I would make it to Hawaii and go


The Carthaginian II : wreck diving in Maui

I had a thrill diving into the crater of Molokini but the Carthaginian II was the only opportunity I had to go wreck diving while diving in Maui. You go diving this shipwreck you only need to walk to the Lahaina town centre’s marina to board your scuba diving boat. Once onboard, it only takes about 15 minutes to be ready to dive. It

How to find Scuba diving travel inspiration

How do I find inspiration for my next diving trips?

Before starting planning, the key to an efficient trip organisation is to know what you want. The start of a trip project can come from many things: a photograph of a landscape that seems surreal, an animal you love and you would like to see in its natural habitat, a foreign language you want to practice or a good friend you promised to visit

Diving in Alonissos Greece

Diving in Alonissos: Greece best-kept secret

I’m delighted I can finally add Greece to my dive map, whereas it was actually my third trip. The first time I celebrated my 12th birthday near Athens and I taught myself how to read Greek. I guess it was the trip that made me fall in love with travelling and language learning. After exploring Crete in 2003 and becoming a scuba diver in