In the lagoon of Maupiti, Polynesia, October 2012. (Photo by Marie Toumit)
I am Corinne Bourbeillon and Bubbles Underwater & Beyond is my personal blog. Through my underwater photos and videos, I try to share my wonder at the beauty of this other world under the surface of the ocean, so fragile and unknown...
Quite often we come across turtles along the reef. (Balicasag, Philippines, March 2019)
The ocean produces 50% of the oxygen we breathe on Earth. Through these reports, I encourage responsible scuba diving practice. Let's protect the ocean!
Fish soup ! (Maldives, February 2014)
Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Egypt, Polynesia, Mexico... All the travels and all the dives I have told on the blog since 2006 are here.
View of the Fam archipelago from the viewpoint of Piaynemo. (Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, January 2015)
I'm getting tons of emails asking me for information about Raja Ampat ! So I gathered everything in one single post. But be aware, a trip to Raja Ampat requires you to behave as a respectful and responsible visitor. Tourism, which is booming in the region, is endangering one of the world's most magnificent reservoirs of biodiversity.
My partner Miyo, fascinated by the life of the coral reef. (Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, March 2012)
The huge Indonesian archipelago is my favorite diving destination. At the heart of the Coral Triangle, its waters are home to the greatest diversity of species in the world!

Tips and Tricks of Travelling Diver...

Air Asia X. July 2011.
Sometimes you can choose your seat on the plane. Dilemma : is it better to sit in the front, or in the middle, or at the back of the aircraft?
Sunset on Kuta Beach. Bali, Indonesia, July 2008.
For many people, traveling solo is inconceivable. Yet, we never make as many encounters as when we travel alone.
Hello Steven! (Tubbataha, Philippines, May 2018)
A few years ago, I was traveling light... Today, in addition to the "normal" stuff, I'm packing some photo equipment, a waterproof housing for my Canon Eos 7D, two underwater flashes, as well as a complete diving gear !
My bags: a big one for diving equipment and clothes, a small one for photo equipment ...
My diving equipment and underwater photography gear now take up the biggest part of my luggage. Impossible for me to travel light as before! But the basic principle is still valid: I must be able to carry all my stuff on my own.

My previous underwater adventures

The media in which I have published reports, articles, photos on scuba diving: National Geographic, Dive! Magazine, West-France,, Scuba-People The Mag ...