NATHALIE, SUBEA PRODUCT ENGINEER

She's keen on scuba diving. Learn more about her …

I’m 30 years old. I come from Colombia and have been diving for 5 years after having discovered diving during a trip to Reunion island. SInce then, I don't organise a single trip without including some diving. I am PADI Advanced certified and will probably get my Rescue Diver certification this year.

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WHAT DO YOU DO AT SUBEA ?

What's your background ?

I've been a product engineer for neoprene products at Subea since November 2016, and I work on the brand's 4 sports. I also work on accessories, inflatable snorkelling equipment, and especially the new "Olu" products. Being a product engineer means taking the product manager's ideas, once they've been turned into draings and patterns by the designers and model makers, and talking to the suppliers and part engineers in order to explain what we want as a result (colour, parts etc.). Once the product is created, it's tested, selected and the we go back to the supplier for the whole production and industrialisation part.

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

My most beautiful memory was a short time ago on a Caribbean island called "Providencia", that belongs to Colombia. It was a deep dive, 50 metres down, where there wasn't much to see ... Only the deep blue and then all of a sudden, a shark coming out of nowhere 3 metres away from me, with another one arriving when I turned around. I was totally taken by surprise! It was my first time seeing so many sharks and so close-up, it was really impressive.

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