French Pacific: The Pleasures of Upskilling on Holiday
Is it possible to improve on Paradise? Enhance your stay in Vanuatu, Tahiti, Moorea and Noumea by learning exciting skills that will open up their full potential. Learn to scuba dive so you can explore an exciting underwater world; or discover your artistic talents, painting and weaving local crafts. Whether water skiing, windsurfing, horse riding or even improving your golf handicap - your holiday offers fun opportunities to learn as you play!
Everywhere in French Polynesia, the turquoise lagoon waters are warm and inviting, and the marine life abundant. There are established dive shops on many of the main islands, offering a range of opportunities for every level of diving experience from beginners to
certified divers, including diving with enriched air (Nitrox).
Tahiti Private Expeditions have been providing exclusive services to charter yachts and their clients / owners for the past 7 years anywhere around French Polynesia always working with them on custom itineraries and any type of specific dive services. Guests who are really into diving also have the opportunity to hire a guide through Tahiti Private Expeditions to travel with them around the islands. Tahiti Private Expeditions come highly recommended by 37South. *Fish photograph above by Rodolphe Holler of Tahiti Private Expeditions.
Once you're certified, enjoy the delights of the under water world in world renowned dive sites such as Bora Bora and Moorea in the Society Islands or the incredible Tuamotu atolls. Bora Bora offers you the chance to dive/swim with Manta Rays! And Moorea the chance to dive/swim with turtles!
There is now opportunity for golf aficionados to hone their skills, from Tahiti's spectacular American-designed championship golf course to Moorea's Jack Nicklaus' 18-hole championship course or New Caledonia's three international golf courses.
Whether you're a novice to the saddle or an experienced rider; hourly and day-long horse riding tours can be arranged at Vanuatu and Tahiti, with instruction for beginners.
French language and culture
Enjoy learning to speak conversational or business French in the idyllic atmosphere of Tahiti's Papeete, with Horizons Francophones
Papeete, a program offering personalised teaching in small groups at any time of year. Courses take you beyond the class room, arranging excursions to experience French and Polynesian gastronomy, cinema and fascinating cultural activities. Learn local arts and crafts Moorea's Tiki Theatre Village is the recreation of a pre-colonial Tahitian village that highlights the culture of Tahiti through a variety of native activities and allows you to participate in timeless local skills. Take an outrigger canoe to fish in the lagoon, paint your own pareu (fabric), learn to weave crowns and baskets, then watch fire dancers while you feast Tahitian-style at a traditional tamaaraa.
If you like to do more than lie under a palm tree, combining some informal upskilling with a charter trip could add up to an ideal holiday: you'll enjoy both learning and relaxing in a beautiful climate and atmosphere, and you'll find something stimulating to do no matter where your interests lie!