The 2017 Team

Watersports Activity Holidays France

The Instructors at Adventure Sports Water sports Activity Holidays, who will be looking after you this season.

Matt Dale

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Matt is the new owner operator of Adventure St. Tropez from the 2017 holiday season. Following six great holidays over the last four years with Adventure St. Tropez, and hearing of Jenny + Lester Cruse’s plans to return to the U.K. to pursue new projects, Matt jumped at the chance to buy the company. He will continue to offer the same great blend of adventure sports & holiday that Adventure St. Tropez is famed for.

Matt has run adventure and watersports groups in UK for 5 years (Bristol & South West Adventure Sports and Bristol and South West Watersports). With over 3,000 members, he’s hosted over 300 separate events from sky diving and rally driving to wakeboarding and stand up paddle boarding, and even flying trapeze.

Matt’s qualifications include: British Waterski and Wakeboard (BWSW) Level 2 Waterski and Wakeboard Coach, BWSW Level 2 Ski Boat Driver, Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Powerboat Level 2, RYA Personal Watercraft, International Certificate of Competence for Powerboat and Ski Boat Driving, RYA First Aid at Sea.

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Gareth Stevenson

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Gareth has 15 years’ experience in the watersports industry, and is founder of – a company specialising in the provision of watersports equipment. He frequently teaches wakeboarding at the best wakeboard park in Europe – Liquid Leisure – and with Penarth Waterski in the Cardiff Bay area. He also teaches Stand Up Paddleboarding to beginners and the more advanced alike, and is a keen surfer of many years.

Gareth’s qualifications include: Water Skills Academy (WSA) Adventure SUP Instructor, British Waterski and Wakeboard (BWSW) Level 2 Waterski and Wakeboard Coach, BWSW Ski Boat Driver 2 – Boat Driving Examiner, Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Advanced Powerboat, RYA Powerboat Instructor, International Certificate of Competence for Powerboat and Ski Boat Driving, First Aid, Black belt kickboxing.

Tim Banks

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Tim is a young enthusiastic member of the team, who promises to ensure you have a fantastic time. Tim is a keen waterskier and wakeboarder and he also enjoys climbing and mountaineering.

Tim’s qualifications include BWSW Level 2 Ski Boat Driver, RYA Level Two Powerboat, RYA Day Skipper and an International Certificate of Competence for Powerboat, Sail and Ski Boat Driving.


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Our Belgian Colleague who lives locally in France. Not only is he an RYA Powerboat instructor and Padi Dive leader, he also flies helicopters.
Kristof helps out during busy periods and is now Principal of the local RYA Boat Training School.