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.
Some divers choose combination vacations to satisfy their better half; some are multi-sport enthusiasts. Whatever the reason, here are five top surf and dive locations where you can enjoy both the underwater world and some sweet waves.
Marine conservation organization the Coral Triangle Center is working to preserve the area’s incredibly rich biodiversity.
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.