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. Chances are you

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. Even if

A night at the Ocean Film Festival in Edinburgh

I still have goosebumps about it. The 2 hours I spent at the Edinburgh Festival Theater for the only date in Scotland of the UK tour of the Ocean Film Festival were emotional for an ocean lover like me. So I had to write about it, even if it’s quite different from what I normally post on my diving blog. My expectations were to

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Shark diving in Scotland? Meet the basking sharks in the Sound of Mull

It was my second summer in Scotland. Like last year I had just arrived, I decided this year to use the experience I built up and to stay in Scotland the entire summer to explore more of the country underwater and beyond. The two scuba diving weekends I spent in Lochaline, exploring the Sound of Mull, were above all expectations: incredible wildlife to watch,

5 secrets to travel & dive more

You’re maybe wondering by reading my diving blog how I am doing to go to so many places so often. I am not especially rich but I am taking care thoroughly of my expenses. I am not free to go anytime I want as I still work Monday to Friday to pay my bills. So what are my secrets to travel and dive on

Scuba diving shows in Europe – season 2015/2016

I am a big fan of scuba diving shows and events, so I couldn’t resist writing a post about them on my diving blog. Every time I can, I make sure to join. Why? I have 3 main reasons: Getting inspiration about new places I haven’t considered yet and discovering the new trends in the scuba diving industry. Seeing the latest line-up of scuba

A long scuba diving weekend in Reykjavik, Iceland

When I discovered I could fly direct from Edinburgh to Reykjavik in only 2h30 with a low-cost flight ticket, it didn’t take me long before booking my flight. Why, while living in Scotland, did I want to go to such a cold place on a short holiday? The promises of wild and almost extra-terrestrial nature and a scuba diving adventure in the clearest water