A long scuba diving weekend from Portofino to Cinque Terre, Italy

Although I dream about South East Asia or the Caribbean like most scuba divers, I think we often forget how lucky we are in Europe to have such a density of incredible destinations to explore just a short-haul flight away. With European low-cost airlines, in less than 2 hours and for less than a hundred euros, we can escape for the weekend to dream

Diving Portofino : scuba diving & dolce farniente in Italy

The way things perfectly happen sometimes has surprised me more than once. This time, I got a combo of two interesting coincidences. My last scuba diving trip before moving from France to Scotland was in Italy, to dive the underwater archaeological park of Baia near Naples. My first trip after moving back from Scotland to France was again to dive in another underwater landmark

Scuba diving in Scotland: my ultimate road trip across the Highlands

After travelling all around Scotland for two years while looking for the best scuba diving sites, including diving in Scapa Flow, here it is a one-week road trip itinerary showing in quite a short time the best glimpse of the Highlands. As it is a shore diving road trip, it means you only need a car and 2 tanks per person. By scuba diving

A lucky last dive in St. Abbs, Scotland

Located only 1 hour driving south of Edinburgh, St. Abbs is an adorable fishermen village on the east coast of Scotland. 2 years ago, when I just had moved to Scotland, it was one of the first dive destinations I had heard about diving in Scotland. It is kind of interesting to think this is the one I finished my scuba diving tour of

Movie about Jacques Cousteau to be released in October 2016

Which scuba diver doesn’t know the father of modern scuba diving? I know I’m not the only one who was dreaming of underwater adventures during my childhood in the ’90s while watching incredible documentaries of Commander Cousteau. Not only he was the first to win the Cannes Film Festival with a documentary movie, The Silent World, but he was one of the earliest advocates for the Ocean and

How I became a Citizen Scientist with “Capturing our Coast” in Scotland

It all started with a post from Bangor University, Wales, shared by a friend on Facebook. The post was saying “WANTED: budding scientists to capture our coast. If you have a passion for the UK’s coastline, you are invited to help make history by being part of the largest coastal marine citizen science project ever undertaken.” With my diving experience in Scotland and marine

The scuba diving secrets of Budapest, Hungary

I heard for such a long time about the beauty of the capital city of Hungary. The banks of the Danube River, the lace architecture of the Hungarian Parliament, and the Buda Castle overlooking it all. Beyond its fabulous patrimony, I knew the dark history the country went through in the WWII and then the Soviet Period. Since Hungary joined the EU in 2004,

Dive shows around the world – season 2016/2017

I did it again: I couldn’t resist to visiting scuba diving shows at the beginning of the year. On my way back from Florida to Scotland, I stopped in Paris to visit for the 5th time the Paris Dive Show (“Salon de la plongée”). Mid-February, I decided it was time to visit a dive show in my home country and headed to London to visit for