Water Sports

Water sports Marina

Water sports are the true highlight of the Polynesian experience. The ship's smaller size allows it to navigate into shallow lagoons and narrow channels where larger ships may not sail. With the specially designed retractable water sports platform,  guests may descend to sea level where they can conveniently hop aboard a windsurfer, launch a kayak or ski jet.


The Paul Gauguin offers PADI certification on board for novice and experienced divers, from snorkeling to advanced scuba diving techniques, supervised by their own staff of dive masters. 

Diving and Snorkling French Polynesia is among the best dive sites in the world. Here you will encounter a myriad of colorful reef fish, turtles, manta rays and sharks. The translucent warm waters are above 80 degrees year-round and has dramatic visibility to over 150 feet. Equipment provided.

Our specially designed water sports platform turns the ship into your headquarters for all kinds of adventures on the water. It’s as easy as descending to sea level and hopping aboard a paddle board or launching a kayak.

Water sports equipment is also available when we call upon our private beaches. Plus, if you plan on snorkeling in multiple ports, you’re welcome to check out snorkeling gear from the marina for the duration of your cruise.

The water sports marina is available in select ports and subject to weather conditions and local restrictions. Swimming from the wate rsports marina is prohibited.‚Äč