2 weeks in Bali: my ultimate road trip itinerary for scuba divers

Bali is a dream destination for many scuba divers and now after 2 trips there I can easily understand why. The island of the Gods is a paradise for adventure seekers and culture lovers while being very affordable. If you look at scuba diving package holidays you might have been shocked by the price tag whereas it is simple to organise by yourself a

Diving in Menjangan: the coral wonderland of Bali

If you are looking for the best diving in Bali, you need to put Menjangan Island on your itinerary. Located at the north-west end of Bali, the island of the deer (meaning of its name in Indonesian) is the dream place for snorkelers and scuba divers avid of clear turquoise waters and colourful coral gardens away from the crowd. “Wait a second…There are deer in

USAT Liberty : wreck diving in Tulamben, Bali

If you are looking for the best places to scuba dive in Indonesia, you need to go to the north-east of Bali. At the end of a curvy road, up and down the hills, between the jungle and the rice fields, lies on a black pebble beach the village of Tulamben. Without the periodical wrath of Mount Agung, Tulamben would have stayed a tiny

Diving in Nusa Lembongan: Mission Mola-Mola in Bali

The Mola-Mola, the giant ocean sunfish, is like the ambassador of scuba diving in Bali. Meeting the heaviest bony fish in the world (it can weight up to 1000 kg) is like searching for the Holy Grail for most scuba divers coming from all over the world. It is only on my second trip to Bali that I finally had the chance to meet

The 5 reasons I fell in love with Bali

Just before I left Bali for the first time, back in 2012, one of the friends I met there, a talented Javanese manga artist, gave me this drawing with the following caption: “Florine, come back to Bali”. It was a sweet and touching attention that I never forgot. Nevertheless, at that time, I was still eager to see more of the world. I kept

Diving Scapa Flow: an epic road trip from Edinburgh to Orkney

Scapa… Flow… If you are a passionate wreck diver, you know how much of a legend this scuba diving destination is. If this the first time you hear about this place, let me tell you its story and history, and you’ll understand why you need to put diving Scapa Flow on the top of your scuba diving bucket list in Europe. Located at the

Diving in the Farne Islands with grey seals

5.00 am. That was the time I put on my alarm clock that morning of early September. My drysuit and my diving equipment were ready in my bag and the 2 filled scuba diving cylinders were waiting for me in the car. At 5.30 am, after a quick coffee, I was on the road, ready to go diving in the Farnes Islands. From Edinburgh