Report about the dives in the Gironde estuary in West of France. Published in the French magazine "Scuba People". May 2013.
This travel report published in the online magazine Scuba People in May 2013 describes how are the dives in the Gironde estuary in France. This is a completely unknown place by scuba divers. Therefore dives are absolutely amazing with huge sponges, a large variety of fish species. Currents can be strong and visibility reduced, but water can also be very quiet with a visibility of more than 10 meters. Welcome to an area where the underwater adventure still means something.
Isabelle and Amar Guillen are two photographers specializing in underwater, wildlife, and landscape photography. In 1987, their photographic adventure began while they both prepared for a degree in computer engineering. The visual beauty offered by the sumptuous surrounding landscapes and the wildlife held within began (and continues) to be their source of inspiration. This has led them to entirely devote themselves to a professional photographic career, allowing them to share their contemplative and artistic interpretation of nature. For the last fifteen years, they have photographed both the animals and their terrestrial and underwater natural landscapes. Their photographic scenes are animated by the infinite mysteries hidden in nature.
Through their photographic gaze of nature, they strive to highlight the importance of its conservation. Isabelle and Amar live and exhibit between France and the United States, both of which supply wildlife, landscapes, and cultures, providing inspiration for the Guillen's work. Isabelle and Amar have published several books including "Lights and Colors of the Charente-Maritime Coast", "Reflections of Haute-Saintonge", and "The Secrets of Underwater Photography ".