A not-so-easy childhood
The sea had a big influence in the first years of my life. I was born and raised in Aix-en-Provence (south of France), very close to the idyllic Marseille and its beautiful blue waters. Every weekend, I would go to Marseille or Les Calanques de Cassis to swim and dive in the crystalline waters.
Due to my humble upbringing, my parents could not afford to send me to university. Actually, they asked me to leave home when I turned 18.
So, I landed a job with Le Club Mediterranée (Club Med), and got a roof over my head. I started travelling the world taking care of people.
4 years later, in 1999, at 22 years of age, with the experience that I had acquired and influenced by the movie ‘Le Grand Bleu’ by Luc Besson, I started a scuba diving school called South Divers.