"As a scientist, my job is to learn, educate and share knowledge. But as a human, I cannot help but be amazed by the natural wonders in our world.”
Four Seasons Tenure
- Since 2017
- First Four Seasons Assignment: Current
- Tahiti Bioroche, Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Nature Eveil, Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Espace Bleu, Bora Bora, French Polynesia; College du Bora Bora, Bora Bora, French Polynesia; private dive instructor, Bora Bora and Rangiroa, French Polynesia; CEA de Cararache, Cadarache, France
- Doctorate in Animal Biology, University of Aix-Marseille, Marseille, France; Masters 1 in biochemistry, University Paul Sabatier; Toulouse, France, Masters 1 in marine biology, University of Aix-Marseille, Marseille, France; Masters 2 in oceanography, University of Western Brittany, Brest, France
- English, French, Spanish, Japanese
“In our ever-changing world, it is essential that we research, learn and act in order to preserve our precious environment,” says Denis Schneider, Marine Biologist at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora. “Here at Four Seasons, we have an extraordinary Lagoon Sanctuary in which we conduct research, grow coral and share these experiences with our guests – not only is it important work, but it’s also fun, enlightening and most memorable.”
With a plethora of degrees and certifications in biology, oceanography and underwater science, Denis is a true and passionate waterman. His experience is vast from his studies and jobs in France and throughout French Polynesia, and his knowledge of traditional and new and technologies (such as BioRock coral restoration) make him a great asset to the marine eco-system at Four Seasons.
Fluent in English and French, Denis also speaks Japanese and Spanish. He spends his spare time enjoying the deep sea as a master diver, and exploring the skies as a certified airplane pilot.