La Courtade Beach Porquerolles French Riviera Island France

Porquerolles Island, the scuba diving gem of the French Riviera

There is an island in the south of France that seems to be much further away than Europe. Its turquoise waters and warm climate feel like being a part of the Caribbean. Only the ancient olive trees and the singing cicadas will remind you that

wearing my GirlsThatScuba mask strap on Womens Dive Day in the French Riviera

A (very) personal opinion on PADI Women’s Dive Day

The Women’s Dive Day is an event organised all over the world, mid-July, by PADI since 2015; last year there were more than 700 events in 77 countries. Since I heard about it, I thought it was an excellent initiative. With only a bit more

Toulon Bay ports French Riviera France

5 reasons to explore Toulon, my new scuba home in France

Last year, I moved back from Scotland to France with mixed feelings. For sure I would see all my friends and family again, for sure, I’ll find delicious food and wine on the table, but for sure Paris would still be crowded, polluted and so

2 weeks in Croatia - View of Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands from the Spanish Fortress

2 weeks in Croatia: island hopping from Split to Dubrovnik

Croatia was on the top of my European scuba diving bucket list for some years before I book that Thomas Cook Airlines ticket that would finally take me to Split. I started building my itinerary back in 2012. If I quickly identified that between Split

Aqua Lung Fusion Fit dry suit trial Toulon France

Full review of my new Fusion drysuit in 5 adventures

The day I became a dry suit diver, a whole new world unfolded before me. I didn’t need to wait anymore for the diving season or my next holiday to tropical locations: I could dive anytime, anywhere. It took me some time to buy my

Coral View Utila - 2 weeks in Honduras

2 weeks in Honduras: my ultimate itinerary

Honduras is step by step building a name for itself through scuba diving and eco-tourism adventures in Central America for a fraction of the cost of some of its more famous neighbours. I spent 2 weeks in March exploring solo some of the highlights of

scuba diving Utila Honduras

10 reasons to put Utila on your scuba diving bucket list

  The main reason I came to Honduras was to hopefully achieve my dream of swimming with whale sharks. While I wasn’t disappointed, I discovered a piece of paradise in the Bay Islands of Honduras: Utila. Not only scuba diving is good in Utila, but

Whale sharks Utila Honduras March 2017

My whale shark dream became true in Utila, Honduras

After hundreds of dives all around the world, I thought I was cursed. The first time I could have seen it was in Gili Trawangan, Indonesia, 5 years ago. The whale shark was below the boat at the safety stop, but I had ascended way before

Scuba diving Izu Ocean Park Japan

Mission Scuba diving from Tokyo to Izu, Japan

東京から伊豆まで、日本のミッションスキューバダイビング。 With 29,751 km of coast and 6,852 islands, anyone would guess there should be some decent diving somewhere in Japan. Indeed, there is, and it is incredible. However, it has remained so far out of the radar of international dive travellers for one main reason:

How my scuba diving addiction messed up my love life

Watch out if you’re a beginner scuba diver or considering passing your open water level. Scuba diving is a highly addictive activity. Before pursuing further, you may want to consider what scuba diving and travelling extensively did to my relationships and decide for yourself… I’m

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