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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
Marine Species

Octopus Roundup: Top Five Favorites

Octopus are one of the ocean’s most intelligent animals, and while it’s hard to pick favorites, here are the five species we most want to see on a dive.

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Shark Feeding Dives
Conservation Resources Training

The PADI AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty

If you’re interested in sharks, the PADI AWARE Shark Conservation specialty course might be a good fit.

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nudibranch
Conservation Marine Species

Marine Species: Nudibranch

Entire identification books are dedicated to the rainbow-colored nudibranch. Here are some quick facts about these diver favorites.

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Conservation Marine Species

Marine Species: Know Your Sea Turtles

An all-time divers’ favorite, there are seven different species of sea turtles. Here’s what you need to know about each species.

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New stuff
Paralenz

Every Dive Counts: Paralenz Launches New Brand and Mission

Every Dive Counts: Paralenz launches new brand and mission
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free diving internship

The Free Diving Internship Debate

Anytime the topic of free diving internships comes up in diving forums, it sparks heated debate. Should dive candidates work for free — or not?
by Juanita Pienaar
Pacific Northwest diving

Pacific Northwest Diving

If you’re properly outfitted with a cozy drysuit, Pacific Northwest diving is hard to beat. Here are some of our favorite sites in Washington State.
by Chris Vyvyan-Robinson
scuba instructor

Training Fundamentals: Becoming a Better Scuba Instructor

Becoming a better scuba instructor is an ongoing process. What makes a good instructor and how do you improve?
by Marcus Knight