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 their languages and cultures and mixed their way to create. The result? A land of peaceful mountains where the organisation is smooth and gastronomy is valued. In wintertime, beyond ski, cheese and

honeycomb moray eel diving netrani india

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

Cenote diving Mexico

My first cenote diving experience in 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,

Diving in Ushuaia: a foretaste of Antarctica in Argentina

I have many scuba diving books at home, but few of them deal with what I’m looking for the most… unique scuba diving experiences in special inspirational places. With the elegant city of Buenos Aires, the lush Iguazu waterfalls and the mesmerizing Patagonia glaciers, I wanted to go to Argentina for a long time. So when I became a scuba diver, I started to

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

How to become a divemaster in Koh Tao Thailand

How to become a divemaster in Koh Tao, Thailand

After 3 years of travelling and 120 dives around the World, during my trip to Turkey in October 2012, I felt it was time to go to the next step in scuba diving. I thought I would do it in Mexico, then in Indonesia, but each time the call for exploring was stronger. We were sailing around Kekova Island in South Turkey when I looked

Kas diving - amphorae

Diving in Kas: a dive into history in Turkey

We often forget about Turkey when discussing scuba diving in the Mediterranean Sea. Yet, the south coast of the country, near Antalya, offers crystal clear warm waters even end of October while giving scuba divers the unique opportunity to dive into history with many remains, amphorae mainly, of ship trade routes which exist since the Antiquity. For 2 weeks, I went on a discovery

scuba diving bag - fast boat from Sanur Beach to Nusa Lembongan Bali

Travelling with your own scuba gear? Yes you can!

For most travellers, the goal is to travel as light as possible to avoid hassles and tiredness. Of course, it depends on the kind of travels you’re into. Addict to all-inclusive resort holidays? Filling 2 or 3 suitcases is not an issue. If your thing is to go on an adventure and immerse yourself in the country you’re visiting then it is a bit more complicated and luggage optimisation is