Superyacht Private Expeditions Opens In Fiji
Published: Friday, 14 August 2015
Superyacht Private Expeditions (SPE), specialists in international dive adventures, opened an office in Port Marina Denarau, Fiji.
Building on the success of Tahiti Private Expeditions (TPE), owners Christelle and Rodolphe Holler developed SPE a few years ago to satisfy the expectations of high profile superyacht clients wanting to explore new grounds in the Pacific and Southeast Asia with trusted dive experts.
Superyacht captain, dive master and Fiji resident David Jamieson has been selected to manage Fiji operations for SPE.
“Combining significant dive experience, extensive local knowledge and contacts with the drive to create outstanding tailored experiences for our clients make David and his team the natural choice,” says Christelle Holler.
Jamieson first arrived in Fiji as captain of the 30m classic yacht S/Y Aile Blanche in 1999 and has owned and operated his own Superyacht shore support agency, Asia Pacific Superyachts Fiji (previously Yacht Help Fiji) for the last 13 years. This gives him a unique insight into the wants, needs and expectations of today’s superyacht owner both onshore and off.
Asia Pacific Superyachts Fiji has joined Superyacht Private Expeditions as a partner in providing the best diving experience in Fiji for visiting superyachts.
“Although Fiji benefits from strong tourism only 110 of the 332 islands are inhabited,” says Jamieson. “Most of these islands are of volcanic origin and feature great sheltered anchorages for superyachts. Few yachts go there so you feel like you are the first ones to explore the area. The ongoing project of turning the Vatu-i-ra area into a marine protected area means there is even more dive excitement coming up in Fiji.”
Fiji has tropical weather patterns similar to Tahiti but the two offer unique experiences. Fiji is abound with thousands of small colourful fish, shark encounters and coral while Tahiti is known for drift dives, brushes with dolphins, manta rays and humpback whales amidst expansive coral reefs. This makes Fiji the natural next step on from Tahiti in a journey through the Pacific particularly at a time where Fiji is developing a marine protected area.
Superyacht Private Expeditions will continue to provide the highest quality dive experience in Fiji that clients of TPE have become familiar with; namely using the very best dive guides, professionally trained underwater videographers and the latest technology to enable clients to share their adventures with friends and family all over the world.
(Photo: Jeff Brown/Camper & Nicholsons/M/Y Silencio)
TPE and SPE’s client list is extensive. The team has worked on superyachts including M/Y Big Fish, M/Y Octopus, M/Y SuRi, S/Y Silencio, M/Y Askari, M/Y Unbridled, M/Y A, and S/Y Maltese Falcon.
For a taste of the SPE experience, dive footage can be viewed here: https://vimeo.com/114748522