Florine river diving at Gorges du Tarn France - Plongée dans les Gorges du Tarn

Diving detours in the other south of France – part 1 – Millau & The Gorges du Tarn

Every time you saw me taking a train to the “South” to escape Paris I was either going to Toulon or Marseille, heading to some of the top French dive sites in Port-Cros National Park or Calanques National Park. It is quite funny to note

Scuba diving in Port-Cros National Park France

Scuba diving in France: things to know before you go

Like for many things, French like to do it differently. Scuba diving is, unfortunately, one of those things that don’t work in the same way the rest of the world does. This article is not meant to judge whether it is a good thing or

How I almost gave up writing about Ocean Conservation

Do you know the legend of the hummingbird? One day a terrible fire broke out in a forest. Frightened, all the animals fled their homes and ran out of the forest. As they came to the edge of a stream, they stopped to watch the

How to pack scuba diving gear in a cabin carry-on luggage

The perfect scuba diving bag doesn’t exist?

#neverwithoutmygear It took me only a year after my open water certification to understand how much I hated renting scuba diving gear in dive centres: never the right size, questionable maintenance, bad habits of other scuba divers (you know what I’m talking about), you name it.

2 weeks in Hawaii - Honaunau National Historical Park Big Island Hawaii

2 weeks in Hawaii : my ultimate itinerary for scuba divers

“Are you getting married, Florine?”, “Did you go on honeymoon?” “Whaaaat? Nooo…” This is pretty much the type of conversation I had on and on, before and after my 2 week trip to Hawaii. The reason? The Hawaiian Archipelago seems such a fantasy destination beyond

World Adventure Divers in Hawaii

My top 10 dives of 2017

The New Year is the perfect moment to look back at another year that passed. Last year, I was surprised of what I achieved in a year, but when I look back at 2017, 22 scuba diving locations in 8 different countries in 10 months,

Turtle Mala Wharf shore diving Lahaina Maui Hawaii

Shore diving in Maui & Big Island: Hawaii’s best kept secret

The Hawaiian Archipelago is full of bucket list dives with exciting adventures such as diving in the crater of a volcano or night diving with manta rays, but all of these scuba diving trips come at a high price tag. To be clear, I have never

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Manta Night Dive in Kona Hawaii

[VIDEO] Manta Ray Dive in Kona, Hawaii

I heard and read many stories on how Kona became such a famous place about diving with manta rays at night, becoming a bucket-list dive for adventurous scuba divers worldwide. In any case, floodlights switched on at night towards the waves at the Kona Surf

Scuba diving lava tube Hawaii

Diving in lava tubes in Hawaii: will you dare to do it?

To fly from Japan to Maui, I had to make a choice between flying via Oahu (Honolulu) or Big Island (Kona). Given the possibility of seeing lava flowing into the ocean or scuba diving at night with a ballet of manta rays, I decided I

Molokini-crater-maui

Should you snorkel or scuba dive in Molokini Crater, Hawaii?

Molokini Crater was the first dive site of Hawaii I added to my World Dive Map. The description of a semi-submerged crater of an ancient volcano was enough to get me thrilled about diving it. When I read the uninhabited atoll was a State marine