End of dive, the boat comes to recover us! (Alor, Indonesia, July 2018)
It was last summer, in July 2018. I was back diving in the waters of the Alor archipelago in Indonesia, to explore its gorgeous coral reefs... often swept by crazy currents !
The dugong swims in shallow waters, its main activity being to feed on the seagrass beds of the bay. (Alor, Indonesia, July 2018)
It is called dugong or "sea cow". I was lucky enough to observe this fascinating animal in its natural environment, in Alor, Indonesia.
(Tubbataha, Philippines, May 2018)
In the Philippines, Tubbataha Natural Park is only open for three months in the year. It is an underwater jewel, with exuberant coral and abundant underwater life.

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Tara at anchor at Palawan. (Philippines, February 2018)
Tara. Two syllables that roll from one side to the other.... It is the name of an extraordinary boat, an oceanographic schooner that sails in the Pacific to study coral. I boarded with the scientists for a journalist assignment last February in the Philippines....
Wreck Amoco Cadiz
In 2003, I dived on the Amoco Cadiz wreck in Brittany, France. At the time Facebook did not exist.... My story had only been published in print, on the final page of the newspaper Ouest-France.
Longimane shark came close, sticking to my goal! (Red Sea, Egypt, November 2017)
In video, here is a striking encounter, of which I have a very vivid memory... A very close, intense and unexpected face-to-face with an oceanic white-tip shark in the Egyptian waters of the Red Sea.
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Fish soup ! (Maldives, February 2014)
Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Egypt, Polynesia, Mexico ... All the trips and all the dives that I have told on the blog since 2006 are here ....
Fam Archipelago. (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 contain the greatest diversity of species in the world! ...
In the lagoon of Maupiti, Polynesia, October 2012. (Photo by Marie Toumit)
Petites Bulles d'Ailleurs is the blog where I tell about my travels and my dives. I publish my underwater photos and videos, my terrestrial and underwater impressions. As well as tips for those who, like me, travel to put the head under water and make bubbles with the fish! I especially try to share my wonder at the beauty of this other world under the surface of the ocean, so fragile and unknown ... ...

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

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