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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
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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feather stars
Marine Species

Marine Species: Feather Stars     

Feather stars (also commonly known are crinoids) are part of the landscape on many reefs. Often mistaken for corals, they are also home to interesting marine life.

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Mimic Octopus
Marine Species

Marine Species: The Mimic Octopus

The mimic octopus is one of the most famous cephalopods in the sea, known for its ability to impersonate other species.

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Becoming a PADI Course Director
Training

Becoming a PADI Course Director Part II: The Training

The PADI Course Director rating is the highest level of certification within the organization when it comes to teaching scuba instructors. How does one go about becoming a course director?

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New stuff
PADI Sold

PADI Sold For $700 million USD

Certification giant PADI was sold for $700 million USD to a company called Mandarinfish Holding
by Trevor Sanford

SeaLife Introduces New DC2000 Sea Dragon Camera Sets

To complement the new DC2000, SeaLife has introduced three new camera and light sets, available at select SeaLife dealers.
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Indonesia Pledges to Reduce Plastic Waste

Indonesia Pledges to Reduce Plastic Waste

In a bit of positive environmental news, Indonesia pledges to reduce plastic waste 70 percent by 2025.
by Kathryn Curzon
Shark Feeding Dives

Why I Participate in Shark Feeding Dives

The role of shark feeding dives in shark conservation is controversial. Here’s the perspective of one PADI pro who’s worked in the industry for years.
by Hayley-Jo Carr