Gatien started his underwater journey in 2013 with a try dive in Bora Bora and took his Open Water Diver course later that year in the cold and dark waters of Lake Leman, Switzerland. He demonstrated an early interest for overhead environments, enjoying ice diving and then cave diving.
The willingness to share his passion with others brought him to take a first instructor class and shortly after a DSLR camera underwater. Since then, he continuously worked on sharpening his teaching and photography skills: they both are efficient tools to enable people to discover the marvelous underwater world.
He is often seen in his yellow SF-Tech dry suit diving Swiss lakes and caves, and enjoy diving caves, mines and wrecks across Europe.
Besides diving, Gatien holds a Master’s degree in Physics and a PhD in Photonics from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and works as an optical engineer in the field of augmented and mixed reality.
Awards and publications
Centre Manor Vevey
August 23 to September 4 2021
Delma H2O Photo Contest 2020
Vol 18, 2020
Diving under Quai Perdonnet and on the Hirondelle shipwreck
Dive Tec! Event
August 27, 2021
Divesoft 2021 catalogue
Diving on the Hirondelle
August 4 2021
Hirondelle shipwreck and Quai Perdonnet
Published February 6 2020
Ice diving in Lioson