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

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

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

Technical Diving Part 5 Begin with the end in mind / The path from recreational to technical diving

Technical diving descent

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] As you may have read in the previous posts, all members of Team Pitch Blue managed to pass the brutal T1 course. Amazingly enough, the whole team stayed together after that … Continue reading

Technical Diving Part 4.2 Begin with the end in mind / The path from recreational to technical diving

Technical diving - on the surface

This is another part of our special articles about Technical Diving. Read also [Part 1] [Part 2][Part 3][Part 4.1] After successfully finishing the first part of the T1 course in Croatia, of which you have been able to read all the ups and downs in the last post, we could start … Continue reading

Rubis Submarine Wreck Diving A French Navy submarine during the World War II

Rubus Submarine

With a minimum depth of 32 meters and a maximum of 40, the Rubis is one of the rare U-boats in good state of conservation approachable by advanced recreational scuba divers. This wreck is located in southern France, off the coast between St. Tropez and Cavalaire sur Mer. Built in … Continue reading