Newsletter April 2013

Technical diving

Superyacht Private Expeditions confirms its position as the leader in technical diving with superyachts in the area. Two additional sophisticated Submatix Quantum rebreathers are joining the fleet. Much lighter than the previous models, they are also exclusively electronically monitored with longer dive possibilities. Given the success of “tech diving” with our keen experienced clients in the past, we wanted to give any other diver from the PADI Open Water level onwards the opportunity to try it. The fact that the new rebreathters are lighter make them more user friendly for ladies as their weight is equivalent to usual scuba gear. The « no bubble » experience is absolutely amazing and we wouldn’t recommend it enough to anyone in love with the underwater world. There are two specialised instructors and two rebreather divers in the team looking forward to sharing this unique experience with our Clients.

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Professional HD video and editing
Our video expertise has been recently rewarded at the Tahiti underwater film festival "Festival de l'image sous-marine de Polynésie" where R Holler was the happy award winner of the best movie in its category. Some of his photos were also rewarded. Three dive guides in the team are fully trained to make an entirely professional custom film of a trip (land and water activities) using professional and high-tech cameras, including the new GoPro3 and a drone for aerial views. The same film won an award in New Caledonia as well.


Ocean conservation

556700_503324233041919_340236908_nFrench Polynesia and the Cook Islands have recently created adjacent shark sanctuaries spanning 2.5 million square miles of ocean, a move that reflects a growing trend to protect sharks worldwide and more than doubles the area now off-limits to shark fishing.  In 2012, American Samoa and the Micronesian state of Kosrae have barred shark fishing off their shores, and the EU and Venezuela have prohibited the practice of cutting off a shark’s fins while discarding the body at sea. French Polynesia has been protecting sharks since 2006 making it one of the best shark dive spots worldwide.

                Our latest yacht clients: M/Y Legacy, M/Y Askari, M/Y Tivoli and soon M/Y Suri and M/Y Dr No.

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