Julien is born in France, though he has been living everywhere but in France for the past 16 years - and India is the place he usually calls home. He has a background in engineering, but figured out that teaching Scuba Diving would be more fun. After having worked in the automotive industry, in IT, in web design, in sustainable development, and doing the odd jobs as driver, kindergarden manager, writer or climbing teacher, he therefore became a PADI instructor, and then a Course Director and Tec Instructor Trainer.
He's been diving for 12 years, and since he enjoys travelling, has been exploring the underwater world in California, Cambodia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, France, India, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Thailand... And taught hundreds of courses in the process.
He can teach courses in English, French and German - and guide divers in Spanish, Tamil or Hindi as well. Training professionals, being Divemasters, Assistant Instructors or EFRI instructors, is something he loves, as he enjoys sharing tips and tricks about the job and teaching strategies - but Technical Diving courses is one of his not-so-secret passions, which a special weakness for Sidemount, cave diving, deep and Trimix diving. Technical diving is a way of pushing limits, learning more, and becoming a better, safer diver - more than an adrenaline kick, it provides a way to keep progressing, keep learning, and explore new aspects of scuba diving.
Julien is definitely not one of them, and will know no mercy: after enjoying a full day in the sun carrying gear and exploring the depths in all conditions, he won't mind spending hours discussing everything about the scientific, historical and technical background of diving, until your head (or his) spins.