2013 Paris Diving Show

2013 Paris Diving Show

Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the strange sentences and the funny mistakes that could gave been generated during the process. If you can read French, the original and correct version can be found here PetitesBullesdAilleurs.fr

  Between Two Journeys

The 2013 diving show was held from January 11 to 13, Porte de Versailles, in Paris. The real pleasure is to meet a lot of diving friends encountered on a trip! ! !

the Diving Salonwe meet flying dolphins and humans breathing underwater. We swoon in front of the latest models of combis and stabs with pink or mauve for girls. We fill the ears of Japanese folklore or Breton. Manta rays and cardboard hammerhead sharks are photographed.

I deliver to you in bulk below some photos made to the iPhone at random of my peregrinations in the aisles of the show ... ;-)

2013 Paris Diving Show

But most of all, what I loved at the diving show was to find lots of nice people, divers friends met on a trip and I had not had the opportunity to see since ... A real pleasure. Facebook is, in this respect, a fantastic tool for keeping in touch with travel meetings.

So I spent the day chatting right and left, leaving some stands and animations, I admit.

Dreams of Mozambique

I had the great pleasure of meeting Sabrina, my super buddy, whom I had not seen since our dives in Sipadan in 2006! ! ! She now lives in Vilanculos, Mozambique, where she holds the center Odyssea Dive, with his companion, Denis.

It's been years that I promise to go see them, but my periods of holidays never really fall well compared to the ideal season there ... In short, Mozambique is more than ever on my "to-do list", after this beautiful evening we spent together, to make up for lost time, to cause travel and diving, sharks and manta rays ...

Memories of Indonesia

I also met Philippine and Arnaud, a young couple of divers with whom I had sympathized in Alor, in July 2012. Arnaud had the misfortune to drown his SLR, a 7D, the same device as me, because of a badly closed box. Fortunately he was able to get a new camera for the rest of their trip ... They came to the show looking for new flippers. The ones they had did not resist furious currents!

After exchanging messages via Facebook, another pair of divers, Nicolas and Mathilde, met in Lembeh, North Sulawesi, in 2010who locate me in the crowd and come to join me. We exchange news, we tell our last trips, we chat, we chat. Their next destination: Oman. More for the "earthly" side they tell me, but we can also dive a little there. They will tell me!

Just dive in Polynesia

Other reunions, which gave me great pleasure, with Marco Delecluse from the center Y Aka Diving in Rangiroa, Polynesia. I was in Rangiroa in October 2012 (and I am very late in my story, I have so far posted only two articles on this trip). I am still happy to have opted for this nice little center on a human scale: very nice atmosphere, organization of the nickel dives, and special attention to photographers sub, like me ...

In short, seeing the great smile of Marco, I almost felt like he left for only a few days! Of course, I now want to go back there to dive with the dolphins and the sharks, and to savor again the softness of the Polynesian air, in the middle of the immense Pacific Ocean ...

The inevitable

I also went to see the merry band of Forum of the photo-sub on the stand of Researchers of water (where we do not find that water), just to snap the wind to Thierry Rolland and to drink with those who had come to have a drink. Thierry is the forum, which I highly recommend to go for a ride, if you are looking for advice for the picture underwater, it's a mine of info. He had organized the stay in the Red Sea, in Hamata, in November 2011, which I attended with a dozen other passionate diving-photographers ... I still have a fond memory of our meeting with the dolphins of Sataya.

Finally, I managed to exchange a few words with Francis Le Guen, very busy with many appointments and book signings from his book narcosis. We do not realize, but to sign non-stop books at the Diving Salon, it's very physical (more than diving, more than tennis): we come out leached and have a sore arm! : lol: One thing is certain: new books are being prepared in the "Carnets de dive" collection at Glénat. To follow, so ...

Diving and traveling

I'm very happy to have also put a face on names or nicks, among those of you who leave me comments here, on the Little Bubbles Elsewhere. I say a few more words to Didier, who will recognize himself, and that I am delighted to have met thanks to the show! ! !

Finally, I greet all the others who contacted me via Twitter or Facebook, and that I missed - not there the same day, already gone, or not yet arrived. I hope you have found inspiration for future trips to the show, that you already have desires, and maybe even plans for departures ...

For my part, I prepare a new stay in Indonesia in March ... I'll tell you more soon, the time to finalize all that. And then, I have not finished telling my last trips, to Raja Ampat and in French Polynesia. New items coming soon! ! !

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  Between Two Journeys

  1. HELLO Corinne and happy new year

    I HAVE COME TO SEE THAT YOU WERE REPARATED IN INDONESIA IN MARCH I WILL BE FROM 06/02 TO 05/04, 4 WEEKS TO BALI, THEN DIRECTION "KRI RESORT" BY TAKING THE TIME 2 DAYS TO MACASSAR? ONE NIGHT IN SORONG AND ON KRI DU10 TO 17/03 ONE NIGHT IN SORONG AND RETURN DENPASSAR I HAVE NOT YET TAKEN MY INLAND FLIGHTS THEN UBUD / AMED / OR LEMBONGAN ??? AND 8 DAYS ON LEGIAN AND SOLOS I'LL THAT YOU ALSO BELIEVE THE FREEDOM YOU EAT WHEN YOU WANT WHEN YOU WANT, TURN RIGHT OR GAUCCHE ACCORDING TO OUR INSTINCT, ETC ETC "FREE LIFE" AND THERE ARE FULL PEOPLE WONDERFUL TO PAPOTER ....
    MAY WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CROSS, SEE EVEN SHARE A SNAPPER IN THE BEST WARUNG OF KERROBOKAN THE WARUNG SOBAT (RESTO OF FRIENDS)
    I STOP THANK YOU FOR ALL
    CHRISTIAN

  2. I think all your passions are great, and it would also be great to enjoy life because you have to have good memories.
    I do not hide, I would like to be in your place below the sea to look at all the beauty that God has created for us in this world.

    1. @Foudil: Yes, the beauty of the underwater world is an eternal source of wonder ... I wish you, one day, to be able to discover this other world, under the surface.
      🙂

  3. Hello Corinne, we had exchanged some time ago (2009 !!) about a trip to Thailand that we were preparing. Your advice was very valuable and very useful, and our trip turned into a real delight. Since then, I am your peregrinations with great pleasure through this blog, and I discover that we could have crossed at the show !! I hope it will be for next year that we will be able to exchange a few words in person! I take this opportunity to congratulate you for all these little tickets and all these beautiful pictures, which are a real treat every time renewed!

    1. @ Valerie: Many thanks for this little word that touches me a lot !!! I hope my articles and photos will continue to give you the desire to travel ...
      🙄

    1. @Piotr: If ever you are aquatic, you may taste it ... 😉 But everything in its time. The camera seems to me an essential investment !!!

    1. @Ysbilia: Surely ... Some touching scenes: especially young people, with the pace and the talk "suburbs", came to enjoy an initiation in the pool at low cost during the show. Funny and nice.

  4. I have my PADI open water and I intend to pass the advance level. Too bad I was not aware of this show, I would have gone with pleasure.

    I can not wait for new dives to see what this other world has to offer!

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