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Izu Peninsula diving: my top 5 dive sites

From the very first time I went diving in Japan in February 2017 to my last trip in October 2019, the Izu Peninsula quickly became my happy place on mainland Japan. Peaceful while being at a reasonable distance from lively Tokyo, I visited the area 8 times in all seasons including 6 scuba diving trips with my dive club in Tokyo. The Izu Peninsula

Mérou Plongée Port-Cros

Port Cros National Park: diving in the first marine park in Europe

Last summer, I went on holiday in Hyères with a friend from Paris to introduce her to the underwater world. After her discovery dive in Porquerolles Island, we went for a day, hiking and snorkelling, on the island of Port-Cros, to extend the experience in the heart of the first marine park in France and Europe. This is then the opportunity to look back

Florine Menjangan Island Indonesia

Indonesia, wait for me…

This post is brought to you in partnership with Original Diving Now is not the time to travel, but I want to keep dreaming. Even if we don’t know what will happen out of the chaos we are facing, I still want to pursue my dreams. Will they always be what I thought they would? I can’t be sure, but what I know is

Miyakojima Irabu Bridge

The Miyakojima paradox

For my third trip to go diving in Okinawa, it was time to explore the last of the main islands I hadn’t visited yet: Miyako Island or Miyakojima in Japanese. Miyako is known for the Irabu Bridge, the longest toll-free bridge in Japan, and famous for cavern diving among Japanese scuba divers.  To my greatest surprise, it was where I had the most fun

Diving Hiva Oa Marquesas Islands French Polynesia

Marquesas Islands: 5 awesome things to do on a short visit

There was something familiar in the air. Were these green mountains plunging into the Pacific Ocean the only reason I fell for the Marquesas Islands? It could be the Mana Polynesian people often refer to when explaining the strong connection they have with their islands. It translates to force or spirit. Whatever its true nature, the Mana of the Marquesas Islands gave me a

Diving in Fakara - Plongée Fakarava

Diving in Fakarava shark paradise, French Polynesia

Before setting foot for the first time on Tahiti and its islands, diving in Fakarava sounded to me like the ultimate shark experience in Polynesia. I was then initially concerned if it wouldn’t be too crowded. Located in the Tuamotu Islands, Fakarava is the second-largest atoll of French Polynesia after Rangiroa, measuring 60 km long by 21 km wide. However, I soon discovered Rangiroa

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My top 10 dives of 2019

The best way to lead meaningful projects in the coming year is to acknowledge the wonderful things we achieved in the year that just passed. I decided this year again to keep doing this interesting exercise of narrowing it down to 10 dives that were a bit more extraordinary than the others. I hope to make it a tradition on my diving blog each

Diving in Manihi Tuamotu French Polynesia

Manihi, diving off the beaten track in the Tuamotu Islands

The Tuamotu Archipelago is one of the 5 main archipelagos of French Polynesia. It covers a gigantic area of 800,000 km² while having a total land surface which hardly exceeds 850 km². The 76 atolls of the Tuamotu are ancient volcanoes that collapsed millions of years ago leaving only behind a ring of sand with a lagoon in the middle. The Tuamotu could be