ORSANE, RETAIL ASSISTANT AT DECATHLON IN MARSEILLE-BONNEVEINE

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

I’m 24 years old. I've been diving for 20 years now. Both my parents are professional divers, so I started early. I’m currently completing my FFESSM MF1 certification, I'm also a professional diver. I’m a shareholder in a diving company called "Immadras", with two partners. Part of the company goal is devoted to recreational diving and training and part is for professional diving (underwater events, underwater archaeology etc.).

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WHAT DO YOU DO AT DECATHLON ?

What's your background?

I joined the Decathlon team a year ago after leaving a CV at the store in Marseilles. Piérine, in charge of the "Water" section, had been looking for a person to develop the diving department, which had not had much of a presence in our Decathlon store until then. I now have a permanent contract and work 35 hours per week in this section, and I specialise in diving. My mission is to develop this department as much as possible, to make it known to our customers through ongoing partnerships and articles on our Facebook page, and to provide expert advice to each customer.

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

My most beautiful memory remains without any doubt a diving trip last year in Marseilles during the shooting of the movie “the Odyssey”. For this film, cameraman Roberto Rinaldi, wanted to recreate a series of images that would show underwater life back in the days of Cousteau. To get this done, we had to find a site that was particularly full of fish. So we went to Les Moyades, an emblematic site of the Riou archipelago. The weather wasn't great: the rough sea and strong current made us really doubt that we would succeed ... Yet, once under water, we were amazed. Hundreds of fish, hunting barracudas causing havoc every now and again within the schools of small fish, skipjacks passing beyond the drop-off like torpedoes, while groupers watched us with their usual bulging eyes. It was like being in a giant aquarium and it was officially my best dive. In the end, we had really chosen the best day and place!

 

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