Explore the Ocean

Let me take you to the encounter of mythical marine animals on their terms
for an exceptional experience of the living treasures that inhabit the sea.

Each sojourn includes marine wildlife encounters,
freediving sessions, yin yoga and presentations on the great underwater world.

Gaïane De Brabanter

Biologist - specialized in marine mammals’ behaviour
SSI freediving instructor and PADI rescue diver
Underwater photographer

The ocean is a wonderful place for growth, and I have always had a close relationship with it despite growing up in a landlocked, urban environment. At age 13, one encounter with a wild bottlenose dolphin prompted me to better understand their mind and fascinating lives.

One undergraduate degree in natural sciences and a masters degree on animal behaviour later, my masters thesis on social learning behaviours in Atlantic spotted dolphins with Dr. Denise Herzing (founder of the Wild Dolphin Project) is published. The study is available here.

Eager to keep exploring this wonderful underwater world, I started putting trips together and bring my camera along. The more marine species I spend time freediving with, the more I understand them, myself and others.

Happiness is real when it is shared, so I set up Conscience Bleue: a project aimed at sharing underwater time with guests while encountering marine wildlife. The objective of Conscience Bleue is to provide personalized marine encounters that bring perspective on our place in the natural world, using freediving. This objective is achieved through the trips you will discover on this website.

Meanwhile, my creative work is available here : underwater photography portfolio