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Dom Perignon
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  • About

    Location:
    Montréal, Québec
    Occupation:
    I never talk about work when I'm off. But since I'
    Gender:
    Male
    Certification Agencies:
    ACUC, PADI
    Certification History:
    ACUC OW (June 2008, Cuba)
    PADI UW Photographer (Aug.2010, Key Largo)
    PADI AOW (November 2010, Grand Cayman)
    PADI EAN Nitrox (April 2012, Cozumel)
    Certification Level:
    AOW
    # of Logged Dives:
    100 - 199
    Dive Classification:
    Vacation Diver
    Years Certified:
    Four Years
    Dive Equipment:
    Sealife DC 1200 UW camera + lens + flash. (love it)
    iTorch plus (two of them, made a holder so that one acts as a spotter on night dives).
    Mares Journey Elite BCD (got sick of the weight belts from rentals).
    Sherwood Maximus reg.
    Suunto Zoop.
    Mares Demon mask (need to get a new one).
    Mares Raptor split fins (need to fix those tears) + neoprene boots.
    3 mm wetsuit + gloves (used once!).
    H2YO!
    Rebreather Experience:
    During my first trip ever to a beach resort (Cuba, June 1998), I had a fruitful drink with divers who were apalled to find out this biologist had not even considered scuba diving. I do love water and snorkeling, but the thought of being 'stuck' underwater made me feel queezy, being a tad claustrophobic. A couple of drinks later I was convinced to try the free 'wade in pool' scuba introduction.

    The instructor was patient and very professional, which made me feel confortable enough to do my first dive, which was simply fabulous! So much that I did my certification right there.

    I've been hooked since then.

    Even more now that I merged that passion with another one… In 2009, I checked the pictures a diver took with a toy-like camera: those were GREAT! When I asked him how long he had been doing UW photography he replied "This was my first time, I don't even know how it works". Playing with his cam, I confirmed that he did not know much, as he had set it to the lowest resolution. If that fellow did that well, I figured I'd do wonders, as I am quite a good photographer on land.

    A year later I took the UW photography class with a dive shop that used that gem of camera: Sealife DC1200. Takes amazing pictures, is incredibly easy to use and is small enough to be tucked aside when you just want to be one with the ocean.

    Now during those extended surface intervals (aka not on a dive trip), I can marvel at all the fantastic creatures I saw.

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    A piscis usque ad piscis
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