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

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

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

The Vercors Region in France The excitement of karst landscapes

Cave of Choranche in Vercors Region

The karst area of the Vercors Region is located in the foothills of the France-Alps, bounded on the East by Grenoble and on the West by Valence in the Rhone valley. This location is an insiders’ tip where tourism has grown very slowly, barely industry, no congested roads, no large… Continue reading

Soft Bottoms Sand, Mud and Detritus: the environments less known to divers

Diving into sand, mud and detrites

About 75 percent of the coasts of our planet is occupied by the sands. Resulting from erosion or other volcanic or geological phenomena in general, the debris are transported to the sea by rivers and accumulate so and to varying degrees according to the locality. In some areas, such as… Continue reading

Technical Diving Part 6 Begin with the end in mind / The path from recreational to technical diving

Technical diving at HMS Stubborn

This is another part of our special articles about Thecnical Diving. Read also [Part 1] [Part 2][Part 3][Part 4.1][Part 4.2][Part 5] After our last course the wrecks of a.o. Malta and Croatia have been our playground, building experience and confidence until the dives worked like clockwork, letting us fully enjoy the… Continue reading

Cave Diving. Can It Be Safe And Fun? Part Two

Cave diving in Cenotes - Mexico

This is another part of our special articles about Cave Diving. Read also [Part 1] I can still remember my first happy trip to Mexico and the joy of receiving my first temporary certification diving card. Finally I was ready to explore underwater and really push my boundaries. That was… Continue reading