Pure product of the South-West of France, son of a former international rugby player, sport he himself practiced in his youth, Frédéric Swierczynski discovers spearfishing at around 7 years old and from then on spends most of his time at sea and underwater. He combined his passion and his professional life, creating his own diving structure, very avant-garde at the time. After twenty years of entrepreneurship, thinking that life was going too fast he decided to realize his dreams.
Azoth Systems and you?
Our encounter dates from less than two years. A common acquaintance working in the media introduced me to Julien Hugon. We immediately knew and understood the great mutual benefits that we could have to collaborate: they were looking for operators, I was looking for a solution to evaluate the quality of my decompression.
What do you think of the product potential?
This solution is very easy to access: portable, it does not require an expert operator nor expensive facilities, nor advanced knowledge in medicine to rapidly gather data. Therefore, it is ideal to use after diving and will quickly gain supporters in a discipline where the material used is already significant, but also where technique and physiology are part of the scenario, passion, curiosity .
What are your best diving experiences?
My first dives, at the age of 18, discovering wrecks that had never been explored on the Atlantic coast, leading naturally to my first deep solo dive down to more than 115 meters. Then the first long team explorations underground including that of ‘font del truffe’ for more than 20 hours. Then followed explorations ever deeper and more engaged but which, in the end, are not… Because each time, the size of the step is the same… This is only a progression. But my best memory is the siphon number 3 of the ‘Mescla’ by – 267 meters.
Total Group Dive Manager
Jord Lucas spent the first part of his career in the French Navy, where he ended up as a diving expert for the Armies. He is currently responsible for submarine operations (Diving and ROV) for the TOTAL group (exploration / production division).
Graduate from the Ecole Polytechnique in Lausanne (Switzerland), Ghislain Bardout discovered diving at 14 years old, in Cavalaire (France). This very strong passion has guided his career. He began his exploration path while being a student interrupting his master’s degree for two years to work with Jean-Louis Etienne. At the end of this very educational experience, he resumed his studies while launching the Under the Pole expeditions.