The crew of Rangiroa’s pearl farm
The Gauguin’s Pearl farm is located between three different atolls, namely Rangiroa, Manihi and Ahe. The three of them are in the northwestern part of the Tuamotu Archipelago. The whole staff of these three sites is Polynesian, and mostly comes from these atolls. While the size of the company may vary over the years, there is always a strong core of 25 people working for the company since the early years.
Manihi and Ahe are above all designed to supply us with mainly young pearl oysters. Teams are reduced, and the task comes down to collecting and farming the spat.
Rangiroa features a larger structure with many activities, pearl oyster farming, pearl production as well as touristic service with the guided tour of the pearl farm.