Pétron Christian


Christian Petron

Christian Petron, born 1944, spent his youth on the shores of Lake Annecy. Here he discovered his passion for diving and underwater photography. Already while he was a mine diver in the French Navy, he worked for the company Comex as a specialist for underwater filming in deep-sea submarines. These skills made him a specialist for several expeditions to the Titanic. From 1996 to 1998 he shot four 52-minute documentaries about the exploration of the wreck of the TITANIC. In 2002, his extensive experience in underwater shooting led to a close cooperation with Hollywood's director James Cameron, who made use of Christian Petron's know-how in his documentary "Ghosts of the Abyss".