Menton Old Town French Riviera

Top 5 things to do in Menton, my new hideaway on the French Riviera

Let me introduce you to this little piece of France, at the very end of the French Riviera, nestled between the borders of Italy and Monaco. A short walk along the scenic seashore surrounded by mountains is already a hint about its long international heritage despite its small size. Thanks to its mild winter climate, Menton became famous for its flavourful lemons famous but

Plastic free sunscreen Amazinc

Plastic-free & Reef-safe: finally, the sunscreen I was waiting for!

Becoming the ultimate responsible diver is not an easy quest as I detailed in a post of my diving blog where I was listing the things I could do better and the ones that still represented a challenge. However, the good news is, as the interest in embracing a more sustainable lifestyle grows, new solutions appear. Finding a sunscreen brand in shops that would

Esterel Cap Roux French Riviera

Extraordinary Esterel: diving & hiking from St-Raphael to Mandelieu

It was the third time I was spending the summer on the French Riviera. I can’t believe I passed, again and again, the Esterel mountain range, as I was going diving in Nice from Toulon, without ever stopping! It only took a hike and a dive to make me fall for this Natura-2000 protected area of 15,000 ha famous for its red volcanic rocks.

Aqua Lung Legend 3 review

Enter the LEG3ND: my review of Aqualung signature regulators

The third generation of Aqualung famous Legend regulators what the product release everyone was talking about on the floor of the latest DEMA and BOOT shows, in Florida and Germany, but also the Paris Dive Show. As I returned to the French Riviera to spend the summer, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to pay a visit to Aqualung France which has been

My sabbatical - Msaesato Beach Ishigaki Japan

My sabbatical year from A to Z

It would be fair to say this post might be the most overdue one on my dive travel blog. Since I left my old life behind in June 2018, many of you wrote to me asking “What? How? Why?”. 2 years later, a lot of water has passed under the bridge; it helps to look at this experience with no hard feeling nor duty

Kabira Bay Ishigaki Okinawa Japan

2 weeks in Okinawa: my ultimate itinerary for scuba divers

Okinawa is slowly making a name for itself on the top scuba diving destinations in the world on the international scene. However, the details about where to go diving and travel around the islands remain unknown to most visitors and scuba divers outside Japan. Even if I covered in details my different trips from Naha to Yonaguni, it would be fair to ask me,

Caffe latte art Harajuku Tokyo Japan

Learning Japanese to scuba dive in Japan

If you are wondering why in the world someone would do that? I hear you. I can honestly say that over the 10 years of my scuba diving “career” this is by far the most insane project I have ever pursued. The truth is when you have the opportunity to fulfil a childhood dream, you just run for it, even if it doesn’t make

scuba diving osezaki japan

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