THE TEAM

OUR PRO-GUIDES AND SPECIALISTS

 

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YANNIS SAINT-PE

— CEO & Founder

 

Tahiti Dive Management was created in 2000, by Yannis Saint-Pe, to offer private scuba diving guides to super yachts visiting French Polynesia after being asked to provide this service while managing dive centres in Tuamotu and the Society Islands. Living, working and exploring the 5 archipelagos and waters of Tahiti since 1991 Yannis has built up a exceptional team of professional private scuba guides with specialities including underwater filming and technical diving. Yannis is also the owner and manager of Fluid dive centre, based at the marina Taina, the main marina in Tahiti from where Tahiti Dive Management is based

During his many years in French Polynesia Yannis has worked with a huge selection of private motor and sailing yachts, film production teams and underwater photographers who have wanted to capture the beauty of French Polynesia for print. He is a certified PADI, CMAS, NITROX and EFR instructor, and a specialist in rebreather diving on Evolution +.

 
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PETER SCHNEIDER

— Professional Underwater Filmography

Peter is our professional cameraman and at your service when it comes to capturing the most precious moments of your vacation. Peter has worked more than 10 years for German television before he setteled down in French Polynesia in 2001 to live his dream – diving and film making. He really loves what he is doing and that is what makes him so successful.With his partner Rachel he made an award winning documentary on shark finning, which undoubtedly helped to create the biggest shark protected zone in the world, French Polynesia, where all commercial shark fishing is prohibited by law since April 2006. More awards for some of his short films he received in Germany, Spain, Cypress and Croatia. Peter also worked as a cameraman on international documentaries and had appearances on National Geographic about his diving experiences and the footage he shot. Until now Peter is the only person in the world who ever was able to shoot the mating and copulation of manta rays in the wild.Peter’s list of clients includes the Royal Dutch Family and the family of one of the Italian prime ministers.

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SERGE RENAULT

— PADI, CMAS and NITROX Instructor.

Serge was born in 1976 on the island of Réunion, east of Madagascar but has lived most of his life on or under the many oceans of the world travelling the globe with his French-Canadian family. Serge’s love of sailing and windsurfing eventually brought him into the world of scuba diving at the age of 22 where he fell in love with the underwater world and has hardly come up for air since. Serge’s knowledge of Polynesian archipelagos and the South Pacific is second to none, along with his dynamic character and conscientious work ethic he is the perfect guide for the yachting world. His experience on yachts in French Polynesia such as, SY Celandine 2009, SY Song of the Sea 2009, Fortunato MY 2010, MY 2010 Double Haven, SY Drumberg 2011, MY Karima 2011, Ethereal SY 2012 , to name but a few make him an indispensable asset to captains, guests and, of course, Tahiti Dive Management. He is a certified PADI, CMAS and NITROX instructor, and a specialist in diver propulsion vehicles.

CYRILLE MULARD

— Tech Dive Specialist

Cyrille is a French Diving State Instructeur as well as CMAS, PADI, TDI and SSI Instructor. After 15 years working for a French Riviera Diving Center as Dive Director, he started his Dive Instructor world tour via Thailand, Mauricius and Seychelles to find the next place to inspire him and to call home. He discovered the beauty of French Polynesia and started a new career as Technical, Nitrox, Trimix and Rebreather Dive Instructor with the Fluid Dive Center in Marina Taina, Tahiti. Within the Te Honu Diving label, he offers to local or visitor divers the unique experience of diving without bubble, quieter and closer to the animals than ever. Te Honu Diving is the exclusive representative for APDiving Buddy Inspiration, Evolution and Evolution+ Rebreathers and SUEX Diver Propulsion Vehicle. Cyrille Mulard is also an underwater photo and video professional.