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Hélène Reynaud

Hélène Reynaud

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Hélène Reynaud has been in the water since she was a baby and diving since she was 14. Somewhere along the way she became a dive instructor and began living her dream, after a first career that wasn’t quite fulfilling enough. She has been living and teaching diving in Indonesia for the last few years, and traveling and diving the world in her free time. Hélène loves manta rays, sharks and is also a nudibranch fanatic. She is a PADI Course Director and a DDI Instructor. She loves teaching diving to all levels, taking nudibranch pictures and spreading awareness about ocean conservation issues.

Stories by Hélène
Snorkel When Scuba Diving
Training

Should You Wear a Snorkel When Scuba Diving?

We’re not going to solve the age-old argument of whether you should wear a snorkel when scuba diving, but will offer a list of pros and cons to help you decide.

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Whale Shark
Marine Species In the Water

Marine Species: Whale Shark

The whale shark is one of the most iconic animals in the ocean. Easily recognizable, they’re on most divers’ bucket lists but mentioning them begs the question: are they whales or sharks?

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orcas
Marine Species In the Water

Marine Species: Orcas

Orcas, also known as killer whales, are one of the most iconic animals in the ocean. Encounters on scuba are rare, but it is possible to see orcas on snorkel.

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Blue Ventures
Conservation In the Water

Conservation Spotlight: Blue Ventures

In this series of articles, we’ll look at conservation organizations linked to ocean protection. Today we’re talking with Blue Ventures.

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New stuff
Dive Safety Equipment

Top Five Pieces of Dive Safety Equipment

These top five pieces of dive safety equipment can help make your dives more comfortable, stress-free and, potentially, save the day.
by Marcus Knight
Wakatobi Dive Resort

Reef Protection Comes First at Wakatobi Dive Resort

Wakatobi Dive Resort is a legendary destination for most divers. Today we’ll chat with Lorenz Mäder, founder of Wakatobi, to find out what makes it so special.
by Guest Author
F/V Patriot

NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Shipwrecks: F/V Patriot

National marine sanctuaries protect some of the most spectacular ocean and Great Lakes resources in the United States, including shipwrecks like the F/V Patriot.
by Guest Author
PADI Junior Open Water

Teaching Your Kids to Dive: PADI Junior Open Water Program

In the fourth of our series on dive programs for children, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the PADI Junior Open Water Program. 
by Christine Brinkley