Coron, a place of history The perfect place for divers to explore an important part of history

History The end of World War II was near. The Western Allies already entered Europe on the D-Day, and fought back Germany from occupied lands like France. But another member of the Axis, Japan, did not think to retrench. In opposite, between June and October 1944, they enforced the occupation… Continue reading

Similan Islands in Thailand A Piece of paradise for divers

Diving in Similan Islands Thailand

The Similan Islands are a group of nine islands located in southern Thailand, in the Andaman Sea. In 1982, this 128-square-kilometer area was declared a National Marine Park and it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Departing from Kao Lak, on the coast, you will reach them after 1:30… Continue reading

Wreck Diving at Million Hope Mystery and magic for underwater photography enthusiasts

million hope wreck diving

Holidays have begun by now, and I’m here for the umpteenth consecutive year on Elena, the boat of the Sheikh Coast Diving Center in Sharm El Sheikh, in company of new and old friends, looking for a new adventure. The whole group welcomes the guides’ proposal and the boat is… Continue reading

Scuba Diving in Ustica The divers' paradise

Ustica panorama

It was the summer of 2010 when for the first time I set foot on Ustica, the island described as “the divers’ paradise” or “the Tyrrhenian black pearl”. Although I had only one year of diving behind my shoulders, I realized that this island had some peculiarities that found a… Continue reading

10th Annual Manta Fest Photo Festival

If you are an underwater photographer or a Manta Ray lover, mark your calendar for the 10th Annual Manta Fest Photo Festival being held in Yap, Micronesia from August 26th – September 10th, 2017. Manta Fest is organized by Manta Ray Bay Resort, and Yap Divers who helped establish the… Continue reading

Capo Noli & Sabbione delle Meraviglie Slow UW Shoooting

The city of Noli is located on the Ligurian coast of the Riviera di Ponente (Western Riviera), in a cove bordered to the east from the Island of Bergeggi and southwest by the namesake cape, and is easy to reach from the highway exit of Spotorno, a few kilometers from… Continue reading

Underwater tour in the Philippines The paradise of macro photography

Underwater Philippines Panorama

February 2015. I receive a private message on Facebook by Jerome Kim, underwater photographer of international renown and well known for its beautiful super-macro shooting, or that type of photography where the magnification of the subject and ‘above 1 : 1. Jerome has organized and invites me to join the… Continue reading

Ventotene A little paradise of the Pontine Islands

The sea is deep blue when, on a beautiful sunny morning, after 1 hour on the hydrofoil departed from Rome, September in Ventotene, a small island in the Pontine archipelago. The ancient Roman port has an almost magical, carved as it is the rock acanthosis. Most of the houses of… Continue reading

A paradise of the Earth Raja Ampat - Four Kings

Manta Ray Papua Raja Ampat

I first stepped foot in this great place over 17 years ago when it was still under the name of Irian Jaya. Landing at the airport on a small island close to Sorong, getting off the plane feeling lucky that the plane even landed then being approached by all these… Continue reading