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Dive Review of Paul Gauguin Luxury Cruise in
French Polynesia

Paul Gauguin Luxury Cruise: "m/s Paul Gauguin Tahiti Diving", Feb, 2017,

by Bob Sivak, TX, US ( 2 reports). Report 9974.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Thailand, Philippines, Hawaii, CA, Mexico, Costa Rica, FL, Nassau, Exuma, Barbados, Grand Cayman
Closest Airport PPT Getting There LAX-PPT non-stop on Air France.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Due to the strong tidal currents, we had to stick together but after shooting through the passes, very easy going.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments No facilities on the RIB tenders but full lab on the ship. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments I tried to come up with a great dive trip that my non-diving wife would also enjoy. Having read on Undercurrent about diving from the Paul Gauguin some years ago, I decided to give it a try. Great choice! I wanted to see sharks and did I. After the first 90 seconds in the water I stopped count ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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