About Us

 

Rodolphe Holler has been living in French Polynesia since 2000 and has travelled and dived the world

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as a private guide on superyachts since. He lives on the island of Moorea and is the owner and director of Tahiti Private Expeditions.

His combined expertise as a marine biologist and dive instructor along with his knowledge of the various archipelagos has made him and his team leading dive guides onboard superyachts in the area.

Further to his studies with marine mammal biologists, Rodolphe has acquired tremendous experience in dolphin & whale watching.

As an underwater professional photographer, film maker and award winner of the 2nd Tahiti Underwater Film Festival (FISPOL), he is regularly involved in the filming of TV documentaries. His broad experience in technical rebreather diving allows him to get much closer to marine wildlife.

Rodolphe also manages a team of guides which he has fully trained to meet Tahiti Private Expeditions’ highest standards while aboard a yacht.

Christelle Holler was born in the South of France and grew up in Lyon, France.

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As the acting managing director for Tahiti Private Expeditions, she manages the company developments. With years of high end hospitality experience in both the USA and Europe, Christelle’s understanding of the industry and proficiency allows her to manage the various aspects of the company. 

Thanks to her excellent knowledge of the dive destinations and many dive trips around the country, she can advise and prepare customized itineraries for yachts along with following up on the logistics prior to a yacht’s dive trip.

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In the past, Christelle worked as a stewardess aboard a couple of Tahiti based luxury charter yachts travelling to the various islands of French Polynesia. As a dive master, she never misses the opportunity to go for a dive!

As a travel consultant she also promotes the destination to the industry in coordination with the local professionals. She also attends the yearly boat shows overseas and writes for various international superyacht magazines also arranging fam and press trips with the board of tourism.

 

Christine Roth was born in France and has been living on the island of Moorea since 2003.

Before that, she lived in Ireland for 8 years. Christine worked as Team Lead and Project manager for localisation giant LionBridge (Google Projects) and she also worked for a few months as a stewardess on board a French Indies based catamaran.  She is also a translator / interpreter. She perfectly understands the expectations of TPE’s clients and, as the Operations Manager, she is in charge of the day-to-day activity of the Dive Team, which includes following up when the guides are on a dive cruise. Her communication and organisation skills,  as well as her proactiveness and problem solving abilities, ensure a smooth workflow within TPE.

As an experienced 3 star CMAS diver, she has an extensive knowledge of Polynesia’s underwater wonders around the various islands. She is also an accomplished sailor who participated in the Tahiti Pearl Reggata in 2014 and 2015, which takes place in the Leeward Islands.

 

The Dive Team

Rodolphe has selected and trained a group of highly professional dive guides / instructors (all fluent in English) based upon the company’ high standards. Each individual has been specifically chosen for his diving qualifications, interpersonal skills, expertise of the various destinations, knowledge of the marine wildlife and communication skills in English. Your guide will be chosen according to your destination and requirements. 

 

Vincent Perceval was born and raised in Burgundy, France and showed an early interest for swimming and scuba diving, which he started as a child diving mine lakes around his home town.

Vincent_PercevalHe became a dive instructor after he graduated from high school. He worked on the French Riviera and the Bahamas before he moved to Tahiti  cruising the Tuamotu extensively on a live aboard catamaran. 

He would take long breaks to explore other oceans from the Seychelles to South America. He spent a couple of years in Central America and Brazil travelling on a motorbike and diving! He speaks Spanish, German and Portuguese and is fluent in English.

Back in French Polynesia, Vincent settled in the UNESCO biosphere reserve atoll of Fakarava. He still spends most of his free time travelling to other areas of the South Pacific and South East Asia. 

When he does not dive or travel, Vincent likes to play music such as the guitar and percussions.

He is a 2 star CMAS and a PADI OWSI instructor as well as a rebreather diver. He has had the opportunity to work, among others, with M/Y The Big Blue, M/Y Mayan Queen, S/Y Silvertip, M/Y Helios and M/Y Octopus. His excellent knowledge of the islands, especially in the Tuamotu archipelago and the Marquesas, which he has dived and cruised extensively, make him the perfect asset for a yacht dive trip.

 

Anthony Lagant was born in France and grew up in Paris.  

Anthony spent five years in the French Navy travelling the world. After he left the navy, he lived in the US and Brazil. During this time in the US he worked at the Los Angeles Ritz Carlton where he gained experience at high level service dealing with demanding clients.

He then worked in Tanzania as the dive officer aboard a scientific expedition yacht “Kairos” where guests also actively participated in research.

Anthony moved to French Polynesia ten years ago. Today, his main activity is at the Moorea Dolphin Center as their video operator. He was also involved in the shooting of documentaries on several occasions.

He is a 2 star CMAS and PADI OWI but also a rebreather instructor and a certified Trimix diver.

Thanks to his past experience, Anthony has developed excellent interpersonal skills. He has already worked with M/Y Octopus, M/Y Unbridled and M/Y Callisto among others. He is familiar with the various South Pacific destinations.

He speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese and is fluent in English.

 

Reynald Rousseau was born and grew up in Lyon, France where he graduated in sales.

He gained his first work experience in the automobile industry before becoming a financial advisor for a few years.

As a hobby, Reynald started diving in 1998 with friends and discovered ice, elevation and lake diving and of course, the Med.

After 8 years in what he would call “a regular job”, he felt it was time to live from what he loved best: being in the water. He moved to Marseille and gained his first experience as an instructor in that area being in charge of all sorts of dive trainings such as that of an army corp!

Dreaming of clear and warm waters, he naturally went to Egypt and then moved to Djibouti, Africa. He also worked with a production company on the shooting of a documentary with whale sharks. He spent a few seasons there and in Thailand managing a few dive shops before relocating to Bora Bora and Moorea in 2013. He run a dive shop in Moorea until 2016 and gained expertise of the islands traveling around French Polynesia during his free time. He is now responsible for water activities on a privately owned atoll.

Reynald is also an experienced naturalist and whale watching guide, the humpbacks being the reason why he chose French Polynesia as his new home.

When not diving, he enjoys free diving, paddle boarding and hiking but also skiing or riding a motorbike when he goes back to Europe.

He is a 2 star CMAS and PADI instructor and is currently training in view of becoming a trimix and rebreather diver. Reynald is very flexible, helpful and enthused and has great inter-personal skills which makes him a great fit on any yacht.

He speaks French, English and has very good notions of Spanish.

 

Baptiste Le Bouil was born and raised in France, close to Paris. However, most of his family was located in Brittany and on the French Riviera. He started scuba diving at the age of 8 in Corsica.

He passed his first instructor’s degree in the South of France at the age of 18 but had been helping in dive shops during the summer breaks from the age of 16.

As he started college to study sales and marketing, Baptiste soon realized that he was so driven by his passion for the ocean that he had to make it his job. He started traveling around the world and diving many areas such as Egypt and South East Asia where he passed his PADI instructorship.

Baptiste first visited French Polynesia in 2011 and made the decision to come back to settle over here. After he gained experience in technical diving and rebreathers, he moved to Tahiti and has been living here since.

He has had the opportunity to visit and dive many islands, including remote ones on many occasions and he is very familiar with the Tuamotu atolls.

His favorite dives are with sharks and he is a very happy man during the whale season when he can encounter and swim with these giants.

Baptiste loves traveling the world and exploring new underwater spots everywhere he goes. He just can’t help it!

He is a 2 star CMAS and PADI instructor and a rebreather diver.

He speaks French, Spanish and Portuguese and is fluent in English.

 

Jean-Charles Bonneau was born and grew up in the West part of France. 

At the age of 21, he took a trip to the French West Indies where he discovered scuba diving and very quickly knew he would like to make it his job. He carried on with his studies at university in Guadeloupe Island in the Carribean. Jean-Charles worked in Les Saintes for a couple of years before moving to French Polynesia in 2008 to extend his dive expertise further to another exciting part of the world.

He settled in Fakarava atoll for a couple of years, then in Rangiroa for another couple of years before moving back to Fakarava. He worked for several months at the famous south pass there and often joined the local Aquatiki sailboat, specialized in dive cruises around the Tuamotu archipelago. All this combined make Jean-Charles an accomplished dive guide holding a tremendous experience of our islands.

Jean-Charles is a certified French dive instructor, has excellent inter-personal skills and is extremely flexible. He speaks very good English.

When he has time off, he spends it with his family, goes surfing or spear fishing. He also likes sci-fi books and movies and, of course, traveling.

 

Gaël Lagarrigue was born and raised in the South West of France and grew up in a farm in the countryside. Against all odds, he developed a passion for the underwater world during a holiday with a friend who introduced him to free diving. A few years later, while living in Brittany in the North-West of France, he learned to dive and eventually passed his instructor’s degree diving the cold and rough waters of this area. Under such difficult conditions, he went wreck diving a lot using a rebreather and trimix for deep diving.

He came to French Polynesia for the first time in 2010 and dived the Tuamotu atoll of Rangiroa extensively. Back in France, he worked in Corsica for a couple of years and also discovered cave diving. Gaël took part in the technical preparation and dive training of the team for the documentary « Under the pole: Discovery Greenland ».

Gaël moved to French Polynesia in 2013 and has settled on the island of Moorea and has a very good knowledge of the various islands of the country. He is an excellent underwater photographer and loves marine biology, which he studied in Brittany.

He also graduated in mechanics engineering and holds a teacher’s degree in this field.

Gaël is very flexible, likes attention to details and has very good interpersonal skills. Among others, he has already worked with S/Y Kawil, M/Y Askari and S/Y Mondango.

 

ThibautThibaut Le Quere was born and raised in Paris.  He started diving at the age of 8 with his father who loved being under the water.

He started his career as a dive master in 2004 after becoming an instructor. After a couple of seasons in the South of France, Thibaut moved to Bora Bora in 2006 for a period of three years where is managed a couple of dive shops and explored the Society Islands at length as well as the Tuamotu.

He then moved to the Indian Ocean and joined sailing vessels in the Seychelles for two years working as a deck hand and dive instructor.

Thibaut decided to join the yachting industry as a Deck/ Diving Instructor in 2011,  then became Bosun/ Second Officer on different yachts such S/Y Irelanda, M/Y Zoom Zoom Zoom, M/Y Amanti. He has been based in French Polynesia since 2015 and has worked on several yachts, including S/Y Atlantic.

He is a 3 star CMAS instructor and a PADI OWSI holding many dive specialities.

Thibaut is fluent in French and English and speaks a bit of Spanish and Italian as well. He loves challenges and sharing his passion and blends extremely well with both guests and crew given his previous experiences. He is a fabulous asset to have onboard during a dive / snorkeling trip.