The Ocean covers 70% of our planet. It produces half of the oxygen we are breathing right now, plays a crucial role in climate regulation, and provides food and livelihoods to hundreds of millions of people worldwide. As a scuba diver, I’ve travelled all around the world hunting for the other treasures the ocean holds […]Read more "You are the ocean"
One week in San Cristobal followed by a second diving expedition. Nothing scheduled but sunsets the first week. The waterfront of San Cristobal is forever bathed in the pungent smell of sea lion body odour. The Loberia and Punta Carola offer beautiful waves and vast spaces of peaceful wilderness. With nothing else to do, I […]Read more "Galapagos ~ final dives"
Ocean, how I missed you. Wild and free, alive. Still full of promise, mystery and surprise. A blood moon rises as the Galapagos Sky sets sail to explore the coastal waters of the Galapagos Islands. A variety of passengers, both in nationality and profession, further adds to the rich diversity of the trip. A New-Zealand […]Read more "Galapagos ~ dive into the wild"
Voyage to the Galapagos with Waterproof ExpeditionsRead more "Journey to Galapagos"
On a calm sunny day of summer 2010, I was diving in one of the most beautiful marine protected areas of the Mediterranean, the Cabrera National Park of Spain. After an hour of peacefully gliding along the lush seascapes teeming with massive groupers in crystal clear waters, it was time to ascend to the safety […]Read more "Some plastic thoughts"
I was a child the first time I saw the ocean. Standing on the sandy shore, the surf washed gently upon my feet. My mind and heart were immediately captured, dissolved into the blue vastness. I stood silently, absorbed and mindless, overwhelmed by the crashing of waves that echoed my own breathing. I entered the […]Read more "Children of the Sea"
In 1965, Jacques Cousteau built a house 100 meters below the surface of the sea. One of the six oceanauts who lived and worked in that house for one month recalls his first excursion on the seabed at such depths. “As soon as I exit the sphere, I am struck by three things: hoses and […]Read more "Deep Space Life"