CEDRIC PENTI (Reunion Island )
I was born in Paris, France, on May 11th 1974. Like all French kids in the 80s I grew up watching Cousteau's adventures on TV every Sunday afternoon, but it was not until the age of 30 that I had the chance to try scuba diving. I immediately fell in love with it and since then I have dived in various places (Egypt, Honduras, Peninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Thailand, Philippines Mozambique, South Africa, Madagascar, Mayotte, Mauritius, Rodrigues), became an instructor and moved to Reunion Island where I have lived since 2006. I started underwater photography in 2007 with compact cameras and upgraded to DSLR when I bought a Nikon D90 in a Nauticam rig in 2011.
Reunion Island is a French Island in the South – West of the Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and Mauritius. We have warm water and often good visibility all year round, and humpack whales visit us during the Austral winter (June to October), I like shooting all kinds of subjetcs, from marine mammals in the blue to tiny critters in shallow rock pools.
All my pictures were taken in Reunion Island with a Nikon