Diving Insurance

Diving insurance: do we always need one?

Initially, I wanted to write a casual blog post about travel insurance for scuba divers with a few tips to let you pick the right plan for you. As I started to do research, contacting hyperbaric chambers, emergency services, and health insurance companies, I discovered more to it than I could ever imagine. While I will always be a diving insurance advocate, I wanted

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Spring diving in Toulon

Month after month, we keep being locked down every time the pandemic figures get a bit too crazy. Right after New Year’s Eve, I felt massive fatigue to the point of reaching the limit of genuinely losing it. I needed fresh air; I needed water more than anything. When the opportunity came to return to Toulon, my main scuba diving base in France, for

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7 tested ways to find a dive buddy

If none of your friends or family members is crazy about scuba diving the way you are, finding a dive buddy can quickly become an issue. Whenever you feel like going on new underwater adventures, locally or overseas, knowing where to look is the key. Even if you think you know nobody, it is easier than you think to meet like-minded friends who love

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Drysuit diving: things to know before giving it a go

As more divers look into local diving opportunities to halt a way too long surface interval, they all face the same struggle of potentially freezing once underwater. Indeed, for scuba divers in Europe or North America, local diving usually means cold water diving, especially in the winter months. But is freezing underwater inevitable? No, thanks to drysuits! This essential piece of any scuba diving

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How to be a good dive buddy in 15 tips

Dive buddies can make or break a dive. Safety in recreational diving is based on the redundancy of equipment between two scuba divers; who your dive buddy is can determine whether or not you will enjoy your dive while feeling safe underwater. After 10 years of solo scuba diving trips worldwide, I learnt a thing or two about how a good dive buddy team

5 reasons to embrace local diving

Travelling locally to go scuba diving, right next to your doorstep or regionally, can be a great idea to try solo travel at the beginning as you may feel safer not to go too far from home. Beyond the risk of feeling homesick on the other side of the world, one of the disadvantages of travelling alone, local diving has many other advantages, especially

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Rediscovering my local dive sites in Brittany

For most of us, scuba diving equals travelling to warm and exotic destinations. While I can’t deny how good it feels to dive in 30°C crystal clear water for hours, in times when travel is not possible, does it mean we should give up on our favourite aquatic sport? Have you ever searched what was available in your area in terms of local diving?

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2 weeks on the French Riviera: my ultimate itinerary for scuba divers

From my first dive in Port-Cros National Park in 2016 to my dives in the Esterel area last summer, I kept exploring for 4 years every harbour and village I could, feeling I hadn’t seen enough to create such an itinerary. Result: how to fit now all the beautiful things I saw in only 2 weeks, the average time people have for holidays. I’m