"Freedom, silence, exploration, new discoveries and surprises. Every day at the sea is a blessing and every dive is a new adventure."
Since I was 5, my father used to let me empty his tanks after dives by breathing through his regulator (I remember it was a Technisub Inject 20). I did my very first real dive in the summer of 1977 at 8 years old. I went straight to 12 meters with a 5 liter tank on my shoulder, holding some tools for my father who was fixing the mooring chain of our boat in Sicily. I had no rules to follow other than equalize my ears, breath and do not overtake the bubbles on the way up! It was the beginning of a lifetime adventure!
It’s not easy to say. The one that pops up over the others, is when I did my first dive filming the giant sea lions in South Australia. After thousands of dives in many places and many creatures seen, that particular experience was unforgettable, specially for the interaction I had with them in the absolute wildness of the York Peninsula.