scuba diving in Hienghene New Caledonia

A scuba road trip into the wild of Northern New Caledonia

Whether I’m exploring Hawaii or Scotland, I love territories that are an invitation for superb road trips. It’s about freedom, about immersion in nature, about adventure. When I discovered the main island of New Caledonia was one of these places, I was in awe. On the second week of my stay in New Caledonia, I took the road alone for 10 days, leaving the

Amédée Island - Lagoon of New Caledonia - Lagon de Nouvelle Calédonie

New Caledonia: the lagoon of all hopes

As I dived for the very first time in the lagoon of New Caledonia, at Duck Island, with only my mask and my fins, I quickly recognised something I had not seen in a while: a healthy coral reef! My first scuba dives in the north of the main island, in Koumac, a week later were a festival of colours and shapes along densely

hello Ouvea New Caledonia

New Caledonia : impressions from the heart of the Pacific

It’s midnight. I have just arrived at Tontouta International Airport. I take a taxi to Noumea city centre, 45 minutes driving away. In the dark, the entire road looks like home in France. The only clues telling I’m in the southern hemisphere are the stars. After one month in Japan and a direct 9h flight with Aircalin from Tokyo, my arrival in New Caledonia

Scuba diving in Okinawa - Turtle Kerama Islands - Honu Honu Divers - Plongée à Okinawa

Scuba diving in Okinawa: a first-timer guide

The itinerary for my first trip to Okinawa Island Since most of the dive sites around Okinawa main islands are either in the Kerama Islands National Park, 1h boat ride away from Naha Harbour, or in the northern part of the islands around Onna Village, I decided to share my time between these two places to check how it feels to stay and dive

Shirahama Shrine Shimoda Izu Peninsula Japan

My Izu Peninsula: slow travel & scuba diving in Japan

If there was one sure thing, it was I didn’t want my sabbatical year to be a marathon made of must-do tours, hopping from town to town on every single day and rushing to make sure I had seen everything. I felt so stressed during the last weeks before my departure. I had to prepare and clean my flat for my future tenant, pack

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My top 3 tips to go plastic-free on your next scuba diving holiday

This post is brought to you by ABTA Make Holidays Greener is ABTA’s annual campaign in partnership with Travelife for hotels and accommodations to encourage us all to take positive social and environmental actions while on holiday, which will not only contribute to you having a great holiday but also help to ensure your favourite destination is preserved for years to come. This year,

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Diving detours in the other south of France: Sète & Thau Lagoon

After my trip to Millau in Aveyron, I had to return to Montpellier to catch my train back to Paris. Instead of going back home right away, I thought it was the opportunity to go scuba diving in Thau Lagoon again by going back to Sète. The picturesque port between the Mediterranean coast and Thau Lagoon is only 20 minutes away from Montpellier. 8