Passion, competence and a good company
Who is Fabio Tedone
I think I was born with a fantastic passion for sea and nature and with an extreme, almost insane love for diving. Now I am almost 51 years old and when I was 13, I used for the first time a scuba tank and it was a realization. At that time, people used to approach the sea by free diving with such a hunting attitude…can you image having all that time available? At the age of 16, I attended my first scuba lesson and I decided I was going to make it my job, my father thought I was crazy. Once I graduated in 1984, I followed the courses to become a certified deep-sea diver specialized in underwater maintenance and repair operations. This had been my job from then to 1990. Probably because I was always under a dirty water, at the end of the day I was still laborer even if underwater, so I decided to change. I decided to go for tourism; I worked in a diving center for a while in Favignana. I liked it and I changed direction…I have known Marettimo from that summer of 1991 my first season on a raft, a couple of scuba tanks and a small air compressor…for a couple of years I had worked abroad in the Maldives, and during the summer on the island. It was emotionally impossible to live in the city at that point even for few days, so in 1994 I officially started residing on the island. I have always lived on the seaside and always dived, I have changed boats, I got married, I had kids…I have to say, probably I am a simple man, that for sure I have done more than 10000 dives, but, this surprises me, I always enjoy myself when I am underwater, I get excited and I feel home. These thoughts are not written in order to sell you vacations; it is what I really think. Who knows me, knows that. I realize I am lucky, sometimes it has not been easy to make my passion my job and if you do what you love, as a job, there is no way you cannot do it well.