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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
Holiday Gift Guide
Resources

The Scuba Diver’s Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are almost upon us, so it’s time to shop for the diver in your life. Our scuba diver’s holiday gift guide has you covered.

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Women’s BCDs
Reviews

Gear Review: Top Five Women’s BCDs

Female divers know that fit is everything when it comes to gear. Here are five of the best women’s BCDs on the market, designed just for us.

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Surf and Dive Locations
Travel

Five Top Surf and Dive Locations

Some divers choose combination vacations to satisfy their better half; some are multi-sport enthusiasts. Whatever the reason, here are five top surf and dive locations where you can enjoy both the underwater world and some sweet waves.

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Coral Triangle
Conservation

Conservation Spotlight: The Coral Triangle Center (CTC)

Marine conservation organization the Coral Triangle Center is working to preserve the area’s incredibly rich biodiversity.

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New stuff
Vobster Quay

Virgin Start-Up Backed Company Creating Artificial Reef at Vobster Quay

A Virgin Start-Up-backed company, ARC Marine, is creating an artificial reef at premier U.K. dive site Vobster Quay in 2017.
by Kathryn Curzon
using a compass underwater

Using a Compass Underwater

Many divers stop learning about underwater navigation after their first open-water course. But using a compass underwater properly is a vital skill.
by Marcus Knight
Snorkel When Scuba Diving

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.
by Hélène Reynaud

Best Dive Sites in Scapa Flow

In the Scottish Highlands, a remote, sheltered stretch of water around the Orkney Islands is home to Scapa Flow, with some of the best dive sites in Britain.
by Guest Author Chris Vyvyan-Robinson