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David P.

Bora Bora, POLYNESIE FRANCAISE, French Polynesia

Originally from Lyon in France, I left home after studying sports for 2 years in the University in search of adventure.

After a 6 year stint in the French forces my lust for adventure just began really !
I became a first aid instructor, then swimming instructor and finally a PADI Master Scuba Master Trainer with a RYA Yachmaster Offshore certificate.

Over the period of the last 12 years I have taught swimming and scuba diving in the Mediterrannean Sea, Indian Ocean, Thailand, Australia and now Polynesia, where I have learned a lot about marine biology.
It made me who I am now :
A 36 year old dynamic and enthusiastic guide who loves to share his passion of the underwater world.
When I arrived in Bora Bora the beauty of the lagoon absolutely flabbergasted me. It made me want to settle, expand my local knowledge and pass this onto others.
I enjoy to explain all the secrets of the underwater fauna and flora as much as the history of the Polynesian culture and the geography of the Island itself.

As a former military, safety is always my primary concern and I am always near my group to help and adjust the equipment you might not be used to wear.
The key to success is in the detail and that is what I try every day to think about : the details that will make a journey with me an unforgettable experience for you !

It is such a pleasure for me to meet people like you from all over the world and to share my passion with you. I enjoy it so much that my wife and daughter do not believe me when tell them I am going to work when I leave the house! This is the feeling I want to give to you too. I am often told my warmth and passion shine through but for me - I am just being me, treating each person as a person, in the same way that I would want to be treated if it was my holiday excursion.

A Recent Review of this guide

David set a new high bar for private guides in my book with his kind and excellent job showing us the wonders of the sea around Bora Bora. He picked us up in his comfortable boat directly from our hotel dock and we set off. During our half-day tour we snorkeled in 4 spots seeing amazing fish, sting rays, eagle rays and were lucky enough to come across a manta ray as well. David took excellent care of us and provided drinks, a small snack, equipment and more. HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED A must do!
James R.

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Master Scuba Diver Trainer PADI n°282226
BEES 1° Scuba diving activities
BEES 1° Swimming acivities
RYA Yachtmaster offshore


I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences

You must be able to come in and out of the water from a boat equipped with a ladder

Guide Requirements for French Polynesia

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Private Bora Bora Scuba Diving


Private introductory or certified 1 tank dive

550 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

3 hours

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Private half day combo scuba dive and,...


Explore above and below the waterline in one excursion

650 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

3 hours 30 min.

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