CÉDRIC, SUBEA PRODUCT DESIGNER

He's keen on scuba diving. Learn more about him …

I’m 43 years old. I joined Decathlon in 2000. I've always had a strong affinity with water and so I looked into water sports, including scuba diving.
I started diving in the 90s, after having done a lot of swimming.
Today, I have my FFESSM level 2 certification with a PADI Advanced equivalence.

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WHAT DO YOU DO AT SUBEA ?

What's your background ?

Before Subea became a brand, I worked in the diving section of Tribord for 3 years. I'm a product designer with a lot of expertise in 3D modelling. Being a designer means starting with the product manager's specifications, translating user needs and making a tangible product by adding information related to colour and form. Today, my job is to make the 3D product models between the design and industrialisation phases. This double role as a designer and 3D modeller allows me to magnify what I receive from the main designer. My job is to play with the technical constraints and to make a product that looks good and can be manufactured on an industrial scale.

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WHAT'S YOUR MOST BEAUTIFUL MEMORY OF AN UNDERWATER EXPERIENCE ?

My most beautiful memory is from quite a while ago, at a well-known diving spot in the area of the Gulf of Juan les Pins. I dropped into a spot that's rather poorly named "Dante's Inferno". In fact, I was freaking out and nearly terrified before the dive: my knees were shaking on the boat and, what's more, I was training for level 2 and I was told that I was going down to 41 m, my first deep dive. We dropped down into the open water and once got to the bottom, everything faded and I'd never felt that good. Maybe it was nitrogen narcosis, since there was nothing extraordinary to see down there, but I have a wonderful memory of that dive, despite the site's name and my anxiety before the dive.

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