Blue hole mania: marketing or must-dive spots? A report from Belize

When I started scuba diving, I quickly heard about “The Blue Hole”. My first reaction “Ooh I have to go diving there!”. After some research, I realised there was more than one. So why the Great Blue Hole is so famous? From a tourism marketing point of view, this is an excellent brand but does it keep its promises? What can you expect to

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Diving in Costa Brava: a road trip from Barcelona to Cadaquès

If you like road trips with great food, fascinating architecture and history, here is an adventure for you: you can go scuba diving near Barcelona along Costa Brava while picking delicious food on the way. From Barcelona to Cadaquès, near the French border, you can diving in Costa Brava in 4 main areas while visiting 3 interesting towns. Evenly distributed on a total 140

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Dive into history: underwater Pompeii in Pozzuoli, Italy

Since my archaeological surprises in Turkey, I should say I developed a keen interested in finding new destinations with archaeological diving experiences. While doing some research, I quickly spotted Alexandria in Egypt and Pozzuoli in Italy. While Alexandria requires specific authorizations, just before moving to Scotland, I decided, in less than a week, thanks to a reward ticket with my miles, to go to Naples

Becoming a certified ice diver in Switzerland

Nestled in the heart of the Alps and historically valuing neutrality, Switzerland is both in and outside Europe in its very own peaceful way. Influenced by their German, French and Italian neighbours, they took from them the language and culture and mixed it their way to create this relaxing land of peaceful mountains where the organisation is smooth and perfect, and the pleasure of gastronomy is

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Diving in India : a one-of-a-kind expedition from Goa to Karnataka

“Messy”, “Magic”, “Dirty”, “Dazzling” I heard so much before I touched the Indian ground for the first time! Dirty and messy? Well, this is kind of omnipresent reality, so much that most visitors get the view blurred about anything else and tend not to like India… at all! Even Indian recognise it: I had an interesting discussion at Mumbai airport while waiting for ages to

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My cenote diving experience in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

What took me to Mexico was the promise of incredible underwater adventures. If you research the quirkiest dives in the world, you will quickly hear about the Cenotes, the Mayan springs, famous for offering some of the most incredible cavern and cave diving in the world. Mexico is also famous for ocean dives in Cozumel, Playa del Carmen and Cancun on the Carribean Coast,

A foretaste of Antarctica in Ushuaia, Argentina

I have many scuba diving books at home, but few of them deal with what I’m looking for… inspirational places with unique scuba diving experience. Knowing that I wanted to go to Argentina a long time ago, I started quickly to look for the scuba diving spots of Argentina. Not really known for scuba diving, none of my books even talked about it! It

Diving in Marseille & the Calanques National Park

Of all the places I’ve dived in, few offered the possibility of gathering a vibrant city life with scuba diving adventures. This place happens to be in my homeland, in France, in the second largest town in the country: Marseille. This is why in my first years as a scuba diver I quickly went diving in Marseille. It was the first time for me