Diving La Fourmigue lighthouse Golfe-Juan Antibes

Discover Golfe-Juan : the best of diving between Antibes and Cannes

It is something I always loved with scuba diving. It always put on my route hidden gems. With such famous neighbours, Antibes and its billionaire superyacht marina, and Cannes and its international film festival, Golfe-Juan is surprisingly tucked away from the crowds on the “Cote d’Azur”. It was then the perfect extension to my scuba diving trip in Nice including a short road trip in between

AIDA world championships 2019 Villefranche

Living the thrill of competitive freediving in Villefranche, French Riviera

Mermaids are real. I know because I lived with them during the 4 final days of the AIDA Depth World Championships which were held from the 7th to the 14th of September 2019 in Villefranche-sur-Mer, right next to Nice. Villefranche Bay is nicknamed the Bay of Legends due to its history of being the birthplace of apnea competition. AIDA (in French, “Association International Développement

Best view point in Nice French Riviera

Diving in Nice, the heart of the French Riviera

Through a fortunate chain of circumstances, this summer, I have spent in total one month in Nice, between my first house-sitting experience and an enthralling blog trip. Only 40 km from the Italian border, I embraced its strong local culture, whether we talk about architecture or culinary specialities, and of course, went diving in Nice. It always surprises visitors that the elegant capital of the

how to be a responsible dive traveller - plonger responsable

Successes & failures of an aspiring responsible diver

We all heard it from our first Open Water class “Only leave bubbles”. Scuba divers have the incredible privilege to witness the beauty of the 71% of the planet that most people will never see. We are a crowd aware of the fragility of our environment with repeated coral bleaching events and marine life choking on plastic. However, to be a responsible diver, the

Aqualung outlaw rogue BCD review

Outlaw vs Rogue: full review of Aqua Lung minimalist BCDs

“No, Florine, it’s not a travel BCD, it’s a minimalist BCD”. You should have seen my face when at Paris Dive Show 2017, Aqua Lung’s product manager introduced me to the prototype of their brand new concept, the Outlaw. Too late, I was already in love. Minimalism is not something I fancy, it’s my way of living (says the girl who carry 20 kg

Clonwfish Indonesia - Edit underwater photos

How to edit underwater photos with the free editor Gimp

Following my blog post which aim was to show the basic techniques on how to take pictures underwater, here are the details of my routine to edit underwater photos. With the open-source editing software Gimp, it is easy (and free) to learn how to edit your underwater pictures to enhance your best scuba diving memories. Even if you couldn’t manage to take beautiful photos, this

Red gorgonians Scuba diving Portofino Italy - how to take pictures underwater - photo sous-marine

How to take pictures underwater: my top 5 tips for beginners

There’s no greater pleasure for me than to bring back underwater pictures from my scuba diving trips whether they are tropical destinations or local dive sites. I love the diversity of aquatic ecosystems. For us, scuba divers, it feels natural to share with family and friends the absolute beauty that lies below the surface. Especially since we are the only one to witness the