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Dive Review of Paul Gauguin Luxury Cruise in
French Polynesia

Paul Gauguin Luxury Cruise: "Good cruise ship diving", Feb, 2015,

by Roger Cooper, DC, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 8721.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving New Jersey, Nova Scotia, California, Hawaii, Caribbean (many islands), Fiji, Philippines
Closest Airport Papeete, Tahiti Getting There Overnight flight from LAX on Air Tahiti Nui

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 85 to 89 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 30 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dove with group. Usual restrictions but dive guides were reasonable
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Usual challenges of handling cameras when diving from RIBs but dive guides were good at taking care of cameras and handing them to you. ... 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 N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Took a 10 day cruise on the cruise ship Paul Gauguin that began in Tahiti and made stops in Bora, Bora, Taha'a, Rangiroa, Fakarava, Moorea,and returned to the dock on Tahiti. Did 10 dives, which is about the maximum possible on this cruise. This is not a live-aboard but it has a dedicated dive operation that operates from the ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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