SCUBA Diving
Float effortlessly over rainbow coloured coral reefs and come nose to nose with parrotfish, clownfish, giant clams, and sea turtles. Dive deeper to swim alongside sea anemones, eagle rays, sharks, and octopi. Polynesia’s translucent, shimmering aqua lagoons are begging to be explored. And there’s no better place to do so than from The Gauguin’s retractable water sports marina, where you can embark on an optional SCUBA adventure.
Even if you have never SCUBA dived before, as a guest aboard the MS Paul Gauguin, you can witness spectacular marine life up close and swim among beautiful coral reefs within a matter of hours. The Gauguin’s SCUBA diving excursions are designed for all levels of experience, and Paul Gauguin Cruises are the only luxury ship in the French Polynesian islands to offer PADI certification onboard for novice divers, as well as refresher courses.


Due to their size, the Paul Gauguin fleet is able to visit smaller ports which are inaccessible to larger cruise ships, allowing for an unparalleled level of variety in destinations visited.
With a real focus upon warm weather destinations, all year round, Paul Gauguin Cruises offer the perfect way to explore islands in the South Pacific.
MS Paul Gauguin’s onboard water marina is the only one of its kind aboard a ship of this size.