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- Jul 14, 2002
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Regular of the Pub, Male, from Paris, France
- Luko was last seen:
- Sep 15, 2021 at 11:24 AM
- Home Page:
- Paris, France
- IT/Mkg Tourism Consultant
- Certification Agencies:
- PADI IANTD
- Dive History:
So far dived in :
Cuba, Bonaire, Curacao, Martinique, France (Corsica & Brittany), Egypt (Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada & Safaga), Zanzibar, Mozambique (Pemba & Nacala), Reunion island, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Thailand (Similan islands, Phuket, Koh PhiPhi, Koh Lipe & Koh Tao), Cambodia, Malaysia ( Pulau Payar, Perhentians, Kota Kinabalu, Sipadan, Mabul & Kapalai), Indonesia (Pulau Weh, Bali, Nusa Penida, Gilis, Manado, Bunaken, Bangka, Lembeh, Makassar-Spermondes, east Sumbawa-Sangeang, Komodo, Maumere, Alor, Ambon, Haruku, Saparua, Molana, Nusa Laut, Bandaneira, Raja Ampat), VietNam (Nha Trang & Whale Island), Philippines (Anilao, Puerto Galera, Malapascua, Moalboal, Apo Isl., Panglao & Balicasag, Cabilao, Dauin, Sipalay),PNG(Milne bay), Fiji (Kadavu, Yasawas & Vatu-I-Ra), Noumea / New Caledonia, Vanuatu (Moso, Mele bay & Santo)...
- # of Logged Dives:
- 1,000 - 2,499
- Dive Classification:
- Dork Diver
- Years Certified:
- Ten Or More Years
Born in France, raised in the Southern Pacific, Vanuatu -the happiest country in the world-for 7 years and New-Caledonia for 2 years, until it was time to go to university in Europe. More lifetime spent in Paris but still an islander deep in the heart.
- Dive Equipment:
Atomic Z2 Regulator +
Galileo Luna computer +
DiveRite TravelWing +
Scubapro Seawing Nova fins
UW Photo : Canon EOS 5D (RIP) in Subal Housing+ Canon EOS7D in Nauticam housing (RIP) + Canon 70D in Nauticam housing + Canon EF100/2.8 Macro + Canon EFS60 Macro +Tokina 10-17 FishEye zoom in a Zen 4" minidome + Kenko 1.4TC. + Aquako IV diopter + 2*Retra strobes+ LSD Retra snoot + ULCS arms.
In love with South East Asia, Leica film cameras, my Canon cameras EOS 5D, 7D, 70D, Nauticam Housings, Chateau Rayas red wine and Brunello di Montalcino, Chenin white wines from Mark Angeli, Tokaji Aszu sweet wines from Barta, having a spa in Budapest by 1°C, remote islands in the sun like Havelock, Molana or Nacula, Tuscany weekends with truffles, the people of Fiji & Vanuatu, bislama (langwej blong mifala), tuluk (the best snack in the world), spicy thai food and travel photography.
Traveling the furthest away I can afford at least twice a year, -more like three or four times on the average year- with my wife and daughter. Maybe diving is for me an alibi for traveling further and taking more photos.
Favorite dive spots :
Sipadan & Mabul, where anything can happen from micro to mega.
Ambon, yes, I love Ambon so much : muck in 30m viz and the diveboat for myself.
Nusa Laut in Maluku Indo, a coral garden on the 7th day of creation.
Alor Bama Wall : you haven't experienced the blue color before this one.
Anilao contrasts : Blue water Beatrice in mucky nudiwonderland.
Bangka, hosting Sahaung one of the top divespot in the world according to me, plus incredible macro on a par with Lembeh.
Sangeang volcano bubbles and pristine corals growing on black sand.
Komodo national park for the coral coverage and the billions of basslets.
Raja Ampat's Cape Kri : is that possible to get so many fish and so many coral in one place???
Deacon's reef in Tawali PNG for its magical light filtering through the jungle in the shallows.
Vatu-I-Ra in Fiji for the carpets of soft corals.
Pescador island in the Philippines for the coral colors and the macro life.
SS Pres.Coolidge wreck in Vanuatu because it's so impressive.
The USAT Liberty wreck in Bali : critter on the sand slope, corals and jacks.
Photo galleries. newest : Dive paradise Milne bay in PNG, Mucking in Anilao, Diving in the PI's Visayas ,Alor Blues, Komodo corals, fish soup in Raja Ampat, colorful Bangka, beautiful Bali, amazing Ambon, remote Maluku & freaky Lembeh.. Do you REALLY like Nudis?
Earlier reports : Sipadan and Vanuatu incl.SS Pres.Coolidge, vanilla diving Reunion island ...
Also a pbase.com view from below ... have a look & leave a comment in my Flickr gallery, good or bad, your choice .