Valentine Thomas

Originally from Montreal, it might seem like an off-beat adventure for a 29-year-old beauty, and it was for Valentine, who worked hard to overcome her fear of the oceans after getting stuck in a dangerous rip-tide at age 14 in France. Over the years she was able to overcome the anxiety she had with free diving and actually learned to love the sport. It was leaving a comfortable life for a world of adventure that was the hard part, she explained in a recent interview with LiveOutdoors.

“Sometimes, discomfort is the way to discover yourself,” she wrote. “Not the yourself you already know or being told to be, but the better version of yourself you don’t know yet.” 


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