Discover Scuba Diving With Paul Gauguin Cruises
All dives operated while onboard the m/s Paul Gauguin are guided by a professional, PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Dive Master/Instructor. Each is skilled in ensuring that you have the best dive possible, from helping you identify and improve your level of experience to seeking out the most rewarding dive locales. For your Scuba diving experience onboard the m/s Paul Gauguin, you will be provided with all the necessary equipment: shorty wet suit, mask, snorkel, full foot fins, dive computer, and weights. Your tank is also included. The word Scuba is an acronym for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus, and all of the tanks are 80 cubic feet aluminum, non compensated, with Sherwood BCD, and Sherwood regulator with SPG (submersible pressure gauge) and depth gauge. The air is pure: 79 nitrogen and 21 oxygen. Plus, the Paul Gauguin is fully equipped, including on board practice pools, a tank-filling station, and two new inflatable dive boats with ladders. Each holds eight divers and two instructors. No tender to shore is ever needed. You very simply leave from the marina platform of the ship and return to it after your dive, where a warm shower awaits you. On top of that, they take care of all the details for you, from set-up and gearing you before you enter the water to leading you through the deep blue seas. The only thing you really have to do is breath. In Moorea you can explore the ancient shipwrecks, and catch a glimpse of black-tipped reef sharks, impressively large moray eels, sea turtles and barracudas. The Tuamotus Islands is a premier diving location and you are sure to see hammerhead sharks in the months of December through February or manta rays in September through October. In addition, dolphins, turtles, eagle rays, barracuda, and other fascinating fish species are often spotted here, among coral reefs and canyon passes. The steep cliffs and caves off of the Marquesas Islands reveal a variety of unusual marine life, including hammerhead sharks, melon-headed whales, moray eels, and scorpion fish. In Raiatea, discover shipwrecks and the marine life that thrive among mushroom-shaped coral formations, including octopus, tuna, and leopard rays. All guests wishing to dive from the Paul Gauguin must bring either proof of certification and a logbook or take a diving course. You may sign up for a dive at the dive desk, located near the Travel Concierge Desk. If you are a certified diver, simply identify yourself to the Sport Coordinataors at the Travel Concierge Desk on the first day of the cruise. As a licensed PADI Resort, the Gauguin recognized divers from all international certifying agencies. For more information on Paul Gauguin dive programs, contact our Experts. They can give you all the pertinent information needed for your cruise. Bring the whole family and enjoy a fun filled vacation filled with lots of memories for everyone.
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