"Everything in your body and mind is connected; the feeling of your skin, the sound, the pressure on your lungs, your ears...it is like being a part of the element. There's no better feeling."
When and why did you start diving?
I grown up near the sea, in Monaco. It was easy for me to jump in the ocean every day. My father was a champion freediver and spearfisher in the 60’s and taught us the love of the sea and importance of protecting marine life. At the same time, he was afraid and tried to stop my brother and I from being in the water every day, because we were young and attracted by the sea, the fish and the depth. He was not pushing me to be a better freediver, and as a young boy, i didn’t understood why. I imagined he had hidden a treasure or a secret in the ocean….so i used to go in the sea, alone with my brother, instead of going to school :-) We wanted to discover what the secret was…… and day after day, year after year, the ocean and the Mediterranean sea became my playground, my universe, my life…..that’s, in fact, the secret i discovered: being in the water every day to become the water.