"I could feel the power of nature. I was also touched at the same time by a feeling of fulfilment. I had the chance to capture the spectacular moment within a split second."
When and why did you start diving?
I grew up by the Mediterranean Sea, and I first started free-diving when I was a child. Being underwater is the best place to be near marine wildlife, and biodiversity has always been a true passion. At 20 years old, I had my first scuba diving experience in the beautiful Reunion Island and I found myself completely in love with the activity. I then developed my diving skills over the years in the Mediterranean, exploring with eagerness and emotion the amazing world of silence.
What is your spirit fish or mammal?
I'm in love with marine wildlife, from the smallest to the biggest, and it is impossible to choose a favourite one. That said, I am completely amazed by sharks. They are incredible animals, apex predators, at the top of evolution. They are very photogenic, capturing the light in such a specific way. Also, Pilot Whales encounters, especially in the Mediterranean Sea, are always precious moments, as they are extremely social and intelligent animals.
What do you enjoy most about diving?
In addition to the exceptional weightlessness sensation, diving offers a real proximity with marine life and allows us to witness animals’ behaviours and interactions between different species. It is very exciting to breath underwater, move with freedom and be able to explore. After the dive, your mind stays underwater and you have a feeling of fulfilment.
How do you approach non-divers to get them excited about learning to dive?
Diving is accessible for everyone and requires no specific physical conditions. It is an outstanding and exciting activity that can quickly become addictive. It can also create great moments to share with friends and family.