"I could feel the power of nature but I was also touched at the same time with a feeling of gentleness. I had the chance to capture the spectacular moment within a split second"
When and why did did you start diving?
Marine’ biology has ever been a passion, being underwater is the best place to be near the marine wildlife. I first start freediving when I was child and at 20 years old I did my first scubadiving in the beautiful Reunion Island, I found totally in love with the activity.
What is your spirit fish or mammal?
I am in love with sharks which are incredible animals, apex predators, at the top of the evolution. They are the perfection of nature and very good subject for taking pictures; very photogenic with a specific light capture. I also love mammals for the interactions, especially the pilot whales from the Mediterraneen Sea where I live and have the chance to dive in the crystal blue water off the French Riviera.
What do you enjoy most about diving?
In addition to offering exceptional sensations of weightlessness, diving offers a real proximity with marinelife and possibility to witness the animal's behaviour as well as the interaction between different species. You feel very special and it is very exciting to breath underwater, move with freedom and be able to explore. The sound of the silence is a different part of the world. After the dive, your mind stays underwater and you feel much fullness.
How do you approach non-divers to get them excited about learning to dive?
Diving is accessible for everyone and requires no specific physcial conditions. It is an oustanding and exciting activity that can quickly become addictive. It can also create great moments to share with friends and family.