My fellow trainees, very busy marking a position, with a surface parachute. (Trébeurden, June 2020)
It's hard to make diving travel plans with the Covid-19 pandemic. In the world before the coronavirus, I used to go diving in the Philippines or Indonesia... In the world after, I dive in Brittany in green and cold waters.
C & #039; is gone! The trevallies begin to spin above Jérôme ... (Philippines, Balicasag, March 2019)
In the Philippines, Balicasag Island is a popular dive site. You can observe a huge silvery school of trevallies, spinning near the reef. A fascinating sight...
The dugong swims in shallow water, its main activity being to feed on the meadows of the bay. (Alor, Indonesia, July 2018)
It is called dugong or "sea cow". I was lucky enough to watch this fascinating animal in its natural environment, in Alor, Indonesia.
(Tubbataha, Philippines, May 2018)
In the Philippines, Tubbataha Marine National Park is open only three months per year. It is an underwater jewel, with exuberant coral and abundant underwater life.
Multicolored exuberance at the site Between Sea 1. (Kampanar, Center-Sulawesi, July 2017)
Fancy some exuberant coral and wriggling fish? A little corner of authentic Indonesia? Welcome to Kampanar, Sulawesi!
Gorgon Giant at Misool. (Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia, November 2015.)
Here, there are swarms of sparkling fish and a jumble of multicoloured corals... I take you diving in the waters of Misool, in the south of Raja Ampat.
The spectacular jump, out of the water, of a humpback whale. (Photo: Wikimedia)
Among the islands that I dream to explore when I return to Polynesia, there is Rurutu, in the Austral Islands ... For humpback whales.
Hammerheads. Kurkap Island, Maluku, Indonesia, October 2015.
Hammerhead sharks make diving enthusiasts fantasize. These sharks have a pretty awesome head, I must say...
My interview with Laurent Ballesta, in the evening edition.
I won't be at the dive show this weekend. But I had the pleasure to interview the godfather of this 2014 edition, the underwater photographer and naturalist Laurent Ballesta.
The pontoon of Sipadan. Borneo, Malaysia, July 2013.
Sipadan. An island of dreams, explored by Cousteau. But under military surveillance, for the safety of divers and the preservation of the reef.
Coral Eye. Bangka Island, Sulawesi, Indonesia. March 2013.
March 2013. Bangka Island, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. My new home, for a few days, is called Coral Eye. What a beautiful name!
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.
Max Ammer, a Dutchman among the Papuans.
The Dutchman Max Ammer is the "pioneer" of diving in Raja Ampat. A sacred character. He is an eco-adventurer, an enthusiastic explorer and a fabulous storyteller.
Dolphins. Sataya, Egypt. December 2011.
Get your snorkel ready, but forget about The Big Blue and Flipper Dolphin... There's something better!!! I take you to watch Egyptian dolphins in a 1.5 minute video.
Koh Phi Phi Leh. Thailand, February 2011.
Koh Phi Phi, it's actually two islands. The big one, Koh Phi Phi Don, where one lives. And the little one, Koh Phi Phi Leh, uninhabited. It keeps, despite the crowd of tourists, like treasure island, cinema island.
Oceans, a film by Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud, 2010. (Photo: Roberto Rinaldi / Pathé)
Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud's new film will be released on Wednesday. I was able to watch Oceans in December, long before the official release. And I've met the film crew.
Baby turtles run to the sea ... (Berawan, Borneo, Indonesia, July 2009).
During the day, turtles from Derawan Island (Borneo, Indonesia) swim under the jetties. At night, they lay their eggs in the still-warm sand.
The acanthasters roll in a ball at the end of the hook. (TIoman, Malaysia, July 2006)
Last day of diving in Tioman, peninsular Malaysia side. A day dedicated to the dreaded acanthaster, coral starfish ...