Toulon Bay ports French Riviera France

5 reasons to explore Toulon, my scuba home in France

When I moved back from Scotland to France, I had mixed feelings. I would see all my friends and family again, and I would find delicious food and wine on the table. However, Paris would still be crowded, polluted and far from the ocean. I

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

Diving 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 and made

Whale sharks Utila Honduras March 2017

Whale shark diving : how my 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

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: the

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

ice diving Val Thorens French Alps

Ice diving above 2000m in Val Thorens, French Alps

When I came back to Paris on Monday from my weekend in the French Alps, the same conversation came back a few times: “You spent the weekend in the Alps? Cool! You managed to ski a lot?” “Well I didn’t go skiing, I was ice

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[PHOTO ESSAY] The underwater colours of Porquerolles, France

As I just moved back from Scotland to France, from June to October, I went diving 5 times between Toulon and Cavalaire. Exploring the superb coastline of Var was a complete discovery for me. I heard many times that Port-Cros National Marine Park was certainly one of the