The sea is my second habitat. I always wanted to dive and went ahead to complete my Open Water and Advanced Open Water certifications from PADI in 2011. For my own safety, I did the Rescue Diver course and EFR certification.
At present I have over 80 dives logged and I dive mainly to shoot underwater life/aquatic life behavior so that people who do not dive can get some exposure.
I also completed the following specialties:
- Deep Diver Specialty
- Enriched Air Diver Specialty
I am not afraid to encounter different species which live underwater and have always been amazed to encounter sharks.
I have had 3 shark dives in my life and all of them were exciting.
Curiosity, encounters, high quality videos are my motivating factors for diving. I started underwater photography with a Canon Powershot G-12 and upgraded to a Nikon D70s with Ikelite Dive Case and Inon Strobes for lighting. Now I own a GoPro 4 Black with 2 Sola 2000 Lumens Flood lights to shoot videos. I am a great fan of the following companies.
I worked and saved my money in order to afford my own dive equipment. I own the Scubapro MK2 first stage and regulators. If are in Mauritius, the following dive sites are not to be missed:
- Stella Maru (Wreck)
- Djabeda (Wreck)
- Hoy Siong 6 (Wreck)
- Coral Garden – Trou Aux Biches
- The Wall at Gunner’s Coin
- 2 Cave at Gunner’s Coin
- Confetti Bay at Gunner’s Coin
- Snake Reef at Flic en Flac
- Poison Reef at Trou Aux Biches
- Rempart Pat at Flic en Flac
- Canyon at Flic en Flac
- Big Rock at Flic en Flac
- Cathedral at Flic en Flac
- St Jacques (Shark Dive)
- Round/Serpent Island (Shark Dive)
- Belle Mare Passe (Shark Dive)