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Drawing up my second travel project for 2020!


My first travel project of 2020 started on January 6 and included classic locations in three Latin American countries during seven weeks. First off was Ecuador where my main objective was climbing several of the most prominent mountains in the country. On my fourth climb, Antisana, 5,704m, me and Santiago Quintero encountered a huge avalanche at 5,500m that almost buried us. Some 30 minutes later another avalanche hit the same area. The dynamics of the following climbs unravelled, and there were to be no more climbing in Ecuador or Mexico, where I cancelled my Pico de Orizaba bid.

The rest of the project went mainly as planned, but the diving with Bull Sharks, Sailfish and Marlins didn't happen since they were nowhere to be seen. Tulum, Coba, Valladolid, Chichén-Itzá, Mérida, Campeche, Uxmal and Cancún followed in rapid succession. At the end of the project I spent a few days in Colombia, mainly for resting and spending time in Cali with my girlfriend and her daughter. Most locations from this project will feature on my YouTube channel Ad Astra Jean Dar. If you like my videos, go ahead and subscribe to my YouTube channel!

POSTPONED: My second travel project of 2020 is past the planning stage and should be launched in September, if not the Covid-19 virus will mess things up further. It will be a 3-week long and fast-moving project starting in Sri Lanka, followed by diving and freediving in the Maldives, and last but not least, I will be enjoying the Japanese island of Okinawa. As usual, I will also aim to take in historical and cultural locations of importance during this project. More YouTube videos will of course be produced during and from this project, and some new cameras will be purchased replacing the ones that broke down in Mexico earlier this year. The hard-drive in my laptop, that also stopped working in Mexico, has already been replaced.

On the music side of life, my third album was released on July 1. A three track single on September 7, and the EP Trap Latino Sin Jaula will be released on October 5.

Jean Dar, 1 October 2020

Latest news


New video uploads are being carried out on my YouTube channel Travel & Adventure / Ad Astra Jean Dar, and 10 more videos from Mexico are being produced. The latest ones are seen below. New music will also be released on October 5: Trap Latino Sin Jaula. Preview music clips from all songs at my music website .

Jean Dar, 26 September 2020


My next music release is due out on September 7, preview it here: Perreo Salvaje X 3. A bunch of videos are still being made now and more are lined up for the process. In total some 23 Youtube videos will be uploaded to my YouTube channel Travel & Adventure / Ad Astra Jean Dar, 7 videos from Ecuador and 16 from Mexico!


Jean Dar, 28 August 2020


I have postponed all my travel projects for the remainder or 2020 due to Covid-19. Still 11 more YouTube videos from México will be uploaded on Travel & Adventure / Ad Astra Jean Dar. I'm producing more music that will be released before October: two EPs featuring 4-6 tracks each and be niched towards Latin Trap and Reggaetón.


Jean Dar, 8 August 2020




Freediving Cenote Jardín del Edén, 5 february 2020.

Solo freediving, as shown in this video, is NOT recommended for caverns, wreck penetrations, or deeper dives, for safety reasons. The margin of error is quite slim, and accidents may happen. However, when the situation dictates otherwise, as it often does on my trips, I will let my experience and judgement guide me when solo freediving. This is my first all-freediving video and it was shot at the beautiful Cenote Jardín del Edén, Quintana Roo, México, on 5 February 2020. Watch my other YouTube videos at Ad Astra Jean Dar.


Jean Dar, 1 October 2020

Diving Cozumel, 4 february 2020.

Santa Rosa reef is one of the most famous dive sites in Cozumel and well-known for a good drift diving and amazing marine life. The wall begins at about 15 meters and drops into the deep. The drift diving technique on the reefs is the easiest type of diving. On June 5, 2000, Felipe Xicoténcatl C-53 was sent to the bottom of the ocean to her final resting place in about 24 meters of water, she has become an attraction to scuba divers and provides a new home to sea life. Watch my other YouTube videos at Ad Astra Jean Dar.


Jean Dar, 26 September 2020

Diving Playa del Carmen, 2 February 2020.

Moc Che Reef is the northernmost of the shallow house reefs that lie just off Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico. With a few minutes boat ride, this dive site is easy very to reach. Jardines Reef is probably one of the most beautiful of the shallow dive sites. With little to no current, this typical fringing reef offers relaxed and easy diving. Both dive sites are ideal for beginners and photographers and typically one will see plenty of fishes, corals and crabs here, as seen in my video. Subscribe to my YouTube channel Ad Astra Jean Dar.


Jean Dar, 26 September 2020

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