Galápagos The ultimate guide to the Galápagos Islands by Josef Litt

15 November 2017 Josef Litt announces his new book, GALÁPAGOS. It is a brand new and unique guide to the islands full of captivating information and first-hand stories  – with 288 pages overflowing with more than 300 stunning photographs as well as original illustrations. The book is available for pre-order.… Continue reading

Painted doris nudibranch Felimare picta / Marine Biology

nudibranch felimare picta

The painted Doris (Felimare picta) is a nudibranch belonging to the Chromodorididae family. It is one of the families most numerous and common, consisting mainly of medium or large size specimen, characterized by elaborate and glittering colors. They feed on various types of sponges, so it is useful to know… 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

Mission Blue Call Help to match Dr. Sylvia Earle's Birthday wish!

“How do we create change? Well, everyone has the power…but it doesn’t help if you don’t use it! For every dollar donated, Mission Blue’s Board of Directors will double your donation.” – Dr. Sylvia Earle   Led by legendary oceanographer Dr. Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue inspires action to explore and… 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

Mission Blue Hope Spot Hatteras, North Carolina, USA

Hatteras wreck of U352

Only 4% of our world’s oceans are under any kind of protection. But Dr. Sylvia Earle and her ocean conservation organization Mission Blue are looking to greatly increase those numbers. One way of doing that is through the creation of Hope Spots, areas that are vital to the health of… Continue reading

Malaysia: Mabul and Sipadan Extraordinary emotions in Borneo

Malaysian Borneo - Mabul and Sipadan

The journey from Italy is quite long and exhausting: two stopovers up to Kuala Lumpur, a domestic flight to Tawau in Borneo, an hour by van to climb up the Sabah region to the port of Semporna where, awaiting for us, there’s a fast boat that after 45 minutes sailing… 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

Dharavandhoo The manta rays' island

Dharavandhoo island

Dharavandhoo is a small Maldivian fishermen’s island, located in the Baa Atoll, about 120 kilometers north of Male. Since a small airport was built, you can reach it in twenty minutes flight from the capital. It is situated near the bay of Hanifaru, Unesco heritage site since 2009, where, from… Continue reading