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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
Conservation

Conservation Spotlight: Trash Hero

In this series of articles, we will look at conservation organizations focused on ocean protection, and what you can do to get involved.

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padi course director
Training

Becoming a PADI Course Director Part I: The Application

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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clownfish
Marine Species

Marine Species: Clownfish

Made even more popular by the movie “Finding Nemo,” the iconic clownfish is one of the most frequently seen fish when diving in the Indo-Pacific and Red Sea. Although they’re quite common, they’re no less fascinating.

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Manta rays
Marine Species

Marine Species: Manta Rays

Iconic, gigantic, graceful, stunning, majestic — these are only a few of the superlatives used to describe manta rays. How much do you know about these gentle giants?

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Ray Mutilation

Locals Take a Stand over Ray Mutilation and Slaughter

Local divers and ocean lovers in Melbourne, Australia have started a campaign in Port Phillip Bay to put a stop to illegal ray mutilation and slaughter.
by Guest Author
Best Diving in New Caledonia

Best Diving in New Caledonia

Tiny New Caledonia, in the South Pacific between Brisbane, Australia and Fiji, is a diver’s paradise. Here’s a peek at the best diving in New Caledonia.
by Kathryn Curzon
frogfish

Marine Species: Frogfish

A diver and photographer favorite, frogfish have a reputation of being hard to find. What’s the best way to spot one of these distinctive fish on a dive?
by Hélène Reynaud
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