Born in Paris, his first breath under water was at the age of ten. Growing up in the “Big Blue” generation, he always loved to be close to the water. With his family, he had the chance to travel every summer to the south cost of France and Corsica. There he did some intro to dive experiences but did not get certified yet. Couple of years later, with his Level 2 Certification of the french federation (CMAS) in his pocket, he had the chance to meet a course director, Pascal Sortelle , who invited him to do his PADI Dive Master course in Egypt , Marsa Alam. There he made some of the best dives in his life and for the first time thought about becoming a full time dive professional.
In 2004, Tristan decided to move on and change his life style. In the same year he did his IDC in Egypt , and started to work as an OWSI together with Pascal Sortelle in Marsa Alam. Since then he traveled around the world from Egypt, to the Caribbean (Dominican Republic), México (Playa del Carmen), then moved to the other side of the world: Maldives, Thailand, Malaysia and finally back to México. During all these years he always wanted to improve his diving skills and constantly searched for opportunities to gain more experience.
He got his first technical diving certification in Koh Tao, Thailand trained by Tim Lawrence. Tim is a BSAC Tec Instructor and owner of the Davi Jones Locker dive shop and is crazy about wreck diving. On April 3rd, 2008 Tristan joined the DJL team for a trip to Malaysia looking for WW2 shipwrecks. They found the HIJMS Hatsutaka an Imperial Japanese mine layer and with this great trip he fell in love forever with technical diving.
In 2008 he came back to Playa del Carmen to gain further experience doing an IANTD cave course with Patrick. He knew right away then that cave diving will play an important role in his life. Between 2008 and 2011, he worked for a big recreational dive center while at the same time using all his spare time and vacation to be out in the jungle gaining experience in ever more challenging cave dives. In June 2011, he understood that the only way to really improve his skills he had to take a decision RECREATIONAL diving or TECHNICAL diving…… Definitely Technical diving!!! Ever since then he is continuously training and improving gaining experience not only as a diver but as an educator as well.
PSAI Instructor Certifications
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Other Instructor Certifications
IANTD Advanced Nitrox Instructor
IANTD Cavern Instructor
IANTD Intro To Cave Instructor
IANTD Technical Cave Instructor
PADI Master Instructor
Emergency First Response Instructor
PADI Specialty Instructor
PADI Deep Instructor
PADI Enriched Air Instructor
PADI Digital Photography Instructor
PADI Cavern Instructor
PADI Sidemount Instructor
PADI Night Instructor
PADI Drift Instructor
PADI Wreck Instructor
TDI Advanced Trimix Diver
IANTD Advanced Sidemount Diver
IANTD DPV Cave Diver
IANTD Stage and Multi Stage Diver
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