Tahiti & Fiji diving attract more Superyachts to the South Pacific

 

As 2017 is on, the team is buzzing with energy for a year of excitement
in Tahiti and Fiji... and beyond.

The Fiji and Tahiti destinations are getting busier every year during the  "off season". An increasing number of captains and owners realizes that the South Pacific experience is outstanding year round with some special underwater encounters outside the "main" season (June through August), such as swimming with humpback whales or diving with great hammerhead sharks. 
As usual, contact us for any hint of what is happening under the ocean and around our islands in some of the most preserved areas of the world.
Meanwhile, enjoy a taste of Fiji... 


Successful Press / Fam Trip in The Islands of Tahiti

The team recently contributed to the success of the combined press / fam trip arranged with Tahiti Tourisme onboard 34m MY Askari in the Tuamotu atolls (NE of the island of Tahiti). TPE offered the opportunity to a few high flying charter professionals from Burgess Yachts, Fraser Yachts and OnboardOnline to explore this group of pristine islands meeting growing interest from our Clients. The group dived the mythical spot where dolphins are regularly encountered in Rangiroa atoll. Back in Moorea, they encountered humpbacks and their calves during a memorable journey on the water! The main focus of the trip combined with the exclusive yachting experience was ocean conservation together with Polynesian culture in a country home to a UNESCO biosphere.


What's on in Fiji?

Last season was successful for Superyacht Private Expeditions Fiji, which built taillored dive / snorkeling itineraries and guided yacht clients throughout the country. Luckily, last year's hurricane did not affect the number of visiting yachts thanks to the local professionals who closely assisted yacht captains in the planning of their cruise. 2017 already shows a growing interest in the Fijian underwater world. Over the past few years, the low season seems to have been attracting a larger number of vessels, a good sign that the industry is more comfortable with the cyclone procedures and forecasting information provided. Like in Tahiti, the Austral Summer is a great opportunity to cruise and dive the islands in relative isolation and without the trade winds of the Austral Winter. 



Technical diving with Rodolphe Holler:
always one step ahead

Further to the continuous success and demand from our clients, the team now counts one additional instructor on the brand of rebreather units TPE has now carefully selected to use and recommend. Already very familiar and experienced with technical diving on several brands of rebreathers, Rodolphe Holler successfully passed his instructorship on AP Diving Evolution rebreathers on which he has already logged in hundreds of dives over the past 3 years in various parts of the world. Rebreathers allow to dive longer, with less deco stops while making no bubbles. They are the ideal tool for exploration and special encounters requiring a quiet environment and patience. These high-tech units are extremely reliable and our technicians very skilled and trained to guide while meeting all safety requirements in areas they are experts of.



Motor Yacht Askari awarded best 2016 crew of the year

During the Monaco Yacht Show end of September, MY Askari was awarded best charter crew of the year in the under 50meter category during Fraser Yachts’ annual gala hosted at the Monaco Yacht Club. Tahiti Private Expeditions, attending the event, contributed to the prizes the crew received.
It is a well-deserved award for an exceptional crew dedicated to always going the extra mile for their guests. The boat has been based in French Polynesia for 9 years and has hosted a very large number of dive charters during which our dive team has brought its expertise throughout the years.