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The Dive Centre - The Big Fish

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PADI 5 Star Dive Centre, conveniently located on the stunning marine reserve of Aroa beach. We offer guided dives for all levels, from wrecks to passages, drop off’s, night dives and more. Our friendly multilingual staff can cater for total...more
Po Box 142, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
+682 20 238
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time with these guys, I hadn't dives for a few years and had a great refresher course with Emma nice and easygoing and had me back in the swing of things in no time. Then did 2 dives out on the boat...More

Thank Trevor C
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We returned recently for the first time since getting our Open Water certifications from The Dive Centre in 2011. Went out three different days for dives in different locations and had a blast. Sabine and Sascha are such wonderful people and run a great dive...More

Thank Brad D
Reviewed 29 July 2018

The guides were great but the owner had little interest and time in his guests. Little to no interaction, no communication about the dive sites we were going to visit. Seemed to especially have little interest in New Zealanders. Shame as we just dive for...More

Thank Travelling_kiwi_NZ11
Reviewed 19 July 2018

If you want to dive, be sure to book in advance or they may be sold out. We particularly liked diving with Emma who is a wonderful dive master. Sasha operates the boat and he's terrific at sorting out any problems with gear, etc. that...More

Thank Tony K
Reviewed 9 May 2018

After taking our first five days off to relax and let some weather slide by to the South we stopped by the The Dive Centre. After talking to Sabine and Sasha, the owners, and meeting Hollis, one of the dive masters, we signed on. We...More

1  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed 4 May 2018

I've always wanted to try scuba diving The Dive Centre allowed me a way to give it a try in the lagoon without having to go through the full certification process. My husband is an experienced diver but it had been quite a few years...More

1  Thank Kole F
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

These guys are a solid outfit with a great approach to diving safety. Their hire gear is older but well maintained. Depth and air gauges only though so bring a watch to monitor dive time or your own computer. Dive groups are small 6 or...More

3  Thank Steven L
Reviewed 22 April 2018

I intended in doing one dive trip while at Rarotonga but ended up doing three! Each of the six dives was different from the last and all were fantastic. Sabin, Sasha and Hollis were professional and friendly and made my first few dives since getting...More

2  Thank AndrewS9357
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Lagoon scuba intro was great to get our confidence up scuba diving. Emma was great and knowledgeable. Small group of us and able to see lots of tropical fish, eels, coral etc. Would reccomend and good value for money :)

2  Thank GreerL14
Reviewed 23 March 2018

This dive centre is well organised and very professional. My husband and I felt safe diving with them. I recommend it.

2  Thank Yeji J
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