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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
Fins for Small Feet
New to Scuba In the Water

Finding the Perfect Fins for Small Feet

It will come as no surprise to those of us with small feet that finding fins can be difficult. Here are a few tips to help you find fins that fit.

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mola mola
Marine Species

Marine Species: The Elusive Mola Mola

Divers who have been lucky enough to see a mola mola underwater don’t soon forget the experience. And despite the animal’s size, mola mola — also known as moonfish and ocean sunfish — are not easy to spot.

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Training In the Water

Carrying a Surface Marker Buoy

Even though inflating one may not seem like a skill you’ll need to use early in your diving career, it absolutely could be, so it’s important to know what to do.

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Manta Point Bali
Dive Locations

Dive Site: Manta Point, Nusa Penida, Bali

On a good day, divers can see several big reef mantas swimming over the station while divers hovering at the bottom of the station in 30 to 40 feet (10 to 12 m).

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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