Michèle is a founding partner, a passionate woman with impeccable vision for management and project development, who still finds time to be an advocate of human health and environmental conservation. Born and raised in land-locked Switzerland, she grew up terrified of water following an incident during a swimming lesson at the tender age of four. Many years later, like many others, Michèle discovered breath-hold diving through the movie “Le Grand Bleu”, though it left her with feelings of panic. In 2002, after her first visit to the Big Island of Hawaii, she felt the need to face her fears and thus began her journey, which meant she first had to learn to swim. This would eventually lead her to dive off shore in the company of sharks and manta rays. In 2008, she took her involvement in freediving one step further by taking responsibilities as a board member of the Canadian freediving federation AIDA Canada until 2015. Although she was an active judge for AIDA International at freediving competition for several years, she favors recreational freediving as a tool to connect with the underwater world. A nature lover since always, she became actively involved in ocean conservation when she started raising funds and organizing expeditions in support of scientific research and documentary filming. Michèle is based out of Geneva, Switzerland. She holds a BSc (Hon) in Biology from the University of Waterloo, Canada (1997).