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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
One Island One Voice
Conservation

Conservation Spotlight: One Island One Voice

The enterprising kids who created the conservation organization Bye Bye Plastic Bags’ on Bali are at it again with One Island One Voice.

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thresher shark
Marine Species

Marine Species: Thresher Shark

One of the easiest sharks to identify underwater — thanks to its huge tail—the thresher shark is on many a bucket list. But why is that tail so long anyway?

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dottie frazier
History

Famous Female Divers: Dottie Frazier

A conversation about influential early female divers is incomplete without mention of Dottie Frazier, one of the sport’s pioneers.

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eel
Marine Species

Eel Roundup: Top Five Favorites

There are more than 800 known eel species, including both fresh- and saltwater species. Here’s a look at a few of our favorites.

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New stuff
sea cucumber

Marine Species: Sea Cucumber

The sea cucumber may not be the most glamorous animal, but for as common as they are underwater, most divers know little about them.
by Rebecca Strauss
Covid-19 disinfection

COVID-19 Diving Precautions and Practices: Protecting Yourself and Others

Divers around the world are wondering how to move forward in these uncertain times. Here are some updated COVID-19 diving precautions courtesy of DAN.
by Guest Author
Mergui Archipelago

The Best Diving in the Mergui Archipelago

The Mergui Archipelago in Myanmar offers some of Southeast Asia’s best diving, and chances are you’ll have sites all to yourself.
by Guest Author
blue and mako sharks

Diving with Blue and Mako Sharks in South Africa

You’ll cover some serious nautical miles when diving with blue and mako sharks in South Africa — but the long boat ride will be well worth it.
by Guest Author