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What makes the Caribbean water so blue? Ask USA TODAY

You can also e-mail askusatoday@usatoday.com or post your question on USA TODAY Opinion's Facebook page.Audio version. When you imagine the Caribbean, you probably think about the crystal-clear, turquoise waters. The way in which light interacts with water and, more specifically, with things in the water, is part of the reason.Reporter Elizabeth Weise explains more in her video answer to this reader question below.Have a question of your own.

When you imagine the Caribbean, you probably think about the crystal-clear, turquoise waters. But have you ever wondered what makes the waters their spectacular color? As it turns out there is a fascinating scientific reason for this. The way in which light interacts with water and, more specifically, with things in the water, is part of the reason.

Reporter Elizabeth Weise explains more in her video answer to this reader question below.

Have a question of your own? Send it to us using #askusatoday on Twitter. You can also e-mail askusatoday@usatoday.com or post your question on USA TODAY Opinion's Facebook page.

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Tech Deal watch: South Pacific, Caribbean cruises on sale

1.RELATED: Paul Gauguin unveils new itinerariesPHOTO TOUR: The charm of a Paul Gauguin vesselCruises included in the promotion:- Seven-night Tahiti & the Society Islands sailings departing on Jan. A March 7 sailing of the itinerary now starts at $4,895, down from $5,895.- A seven-night Caribbean sailing from Colon, Panama to Philipsburg, St. Seven-night sailings on March 28 and April 4 now start at $4,095 down from $5,045.- An 11-night Cook Islands & Society Islands voyage on Jan.

It's deal time again at Paul Gauguin Cruises, the leader in sailings to the South Pacific.

The upscale line is out with a promotion on select 2015 voyages in the region on the 332-passenger Paul Gauguin as well as a single Caribbean sailing on the 90-passenger Tere Moana.

Savings from previously advertised fares range from $650 to $3,500 per person, depending on the departure date for the cruise and cabin category. Bookings must be made by Nov. 1.

RELATED: Paul Gauguin unveils new itineraries

PHOTO TOUR: The charm of a Paul Gauguin vessel

Cruises included in the promotion:

- Seven-night Tahiti & the Society Islands sailings departing on Jan. 10, Feb. 21 and Feb. 28 now start at $3,345 per person (down from $3,995 to $4,945). Seven-night sailings on March 28 and April 4 now start at $4,095 down from $5,045.

- An 11-night Cook Islands & Society Islands voyage on Jan. 24 now starts at $4,695 per person (down from $5,695). A March 7 sailing of the itinerary now starts at $4,895, down from $5,895.

- A seven-night Caribbean sailing from Colon, Panama to Philipsburg, St. Maarten departing on March 20 now starts at $2,645 (down from $3,495).

More information is online at pgcruises.com.

For a deck-by-deck tour of the Paul Gauguin, click through the carousel below.

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