I take you back to Sogod Bay, nicknamed "Whale Shark Bay", in the south of Leyte Island, Philippines... On my first trip there in 2008, I missed them. Twelve years later, I was luckier!
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.
They are beautiful, long-legged sharks! I loved watching and photographing them in the Red Sea. But I admit, they are also a little scared ...
"Do not stay under the coconut trees," I am told when I arrive at Triton Bay. Yes, the biggest danger here is to get a coconut on your head!
Hammerhead sharks make diving enthusiasts fantasize. These sharks have a pretty awesome head, I must say...
In 2012, I discovered Rangiroa and its spectacular shark gathering. My dream: to go back there and also to dive in Fakarava, another legendary Polynesian spot to observe the sharks.
There are dives that make the heart beat a little faster. I'm taking you to the south-west of Lombok, Indonesia, discovering The Magnet video and Gili Sarang, in Belongas Bay.
The Caribbean Sea, it changes Asia! In Mexico, I could not miss the island of Cozumel, renowned diving spot.
I crossed an ocean for them. Whale sharks gather in July-August off the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico.
I'm missing. Light and tropical heat, islands and salt water, bubbles and coral ... I already have the nostalgia of the Maldives.
Sipadan. An island of dreams, explored by Cousteau. But under military surveillance, for the safety of divers and the preservation of the reef.
Sipadan. Three mythical syllables for divers in Asia! Sharks, turtles, barracudas and trevallies ...
A little video flashback: In October 2012, I went to meet sharks in the blue, off Rangiroa, in Polynesia.
Hop, we go to Malaysia to dive to Sipadan ... As a mouthing, I made it simple: a video, a shark, a minute.
I'm coming back from Borneo! Highlight of the trip: the dives in Sipadan, Malaysia ... Yes, for me, Borneo has more the color of the sea than the jungle.
I'm not done with Raja Ampat! Let me introduce you to a bizarre monster, very common in these waters: bearded carpet shark or "wobbegong".
In Komodo, Indonesia, the dive site with the beautiful name of Castle Rock is infested with sharks. I just love it. I even made a video.
The bay of Maumere, in the east of the Indonesian island of Flores, is full of beautiful underwater sites. My favorite dive site is Fish Soup. Here, the fish soup is at sea, to be savored under water!
Indonesia, sea of Celebes. Under the surface, life abounds! The proof in pictures, with this small underwater video, made around the island of Bangka, in the north of Sulawesi.
In July, during my stay in Sipadan (Borneo, Malaysia), I had prepared two short underwater videos. Here they are !
I had a dazzling memory of my dives in Sipadan three years ago. Today's ones amaze me just as much. Turtles, sharks and barracudas are still there. It's spectacular!
Excellent choice, the Perhentian, for a gentle "return to fins". Shallow dives, generally without too much current. And...
My clown fishes in one! I am not a little proud... Several of my underwater photos are published in this...
When I talk about diving, I'm always asked the same questions. Boys: are you going deep? Girls: you're not afraid of sharks?
Thailand : Southern islands - January 2007 Grrr... Two days in a row that I dive, hoping to see the...
Thailand: Southern Islands - January 2007 My first dives in Koh Phi Phi far exceed my expectations....
The big day is here. Today, finally, I plunge to Sipadan. The site does not usurp its reputation. It's spectacular. Sharks and turtles galore. Fish everywhere. All along a vertiginous "wall" where the corals abound, which sinks into the blue.
I take you under the surface, discover the underwater world of the Perhentian Islands, Peninsular Malaysia ...