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The Dive Centre - The Big Fish

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Po Box 142, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
+682 20 238
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Great diving with a wonderful professional team.

Returning to The Dive centre I was greeted like an old friend, this is why I keep coming back! I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
PennyH15
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Great Dive Center.

Safety is first for them and they run a great operation with friendly and knowledgeable staff. They... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tim J
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Breckenridge, Colorado
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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 beginners to the highly experienced in the crystal clear warm water of the south pacific. The Dive Centre Provides daily introduction lagoon and boat dives, with light refreshments served after every treasured water experience, also available are dive packages that will include accommodation if needed, complimentary pick up/ drop off from your resort, and a variety of courses from open water to dive master and specialties.
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Po Box 142, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Returning to The Dive centre I was greeted like an old friend, this is why I keep coming back! I had 3 days of great diving. Warm clear water and relaxed chilled out diving. As always I felt safe and well informed and briefed. The...More

Thank PennyH15
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Safety is first for them and they run a great operation with friendly and knowledgeable staff. They have a great boat to dive from with many different dive sights to chose from depending on weather. They treat every guest with great care and cater to...More

Thank Tim J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Used this operator following recommendations from friends in Sydney and was not disappointed. All organised by email prior to arriving, good and quick communications all the way. Using their gear meant not over loaded on the flight but bought my own regs for comfort sake....More

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

What a great experience, great diving, some awesome coral formations, a turtle, some laughs and a real good time. I'm a very nervous diver but the whole time I felt completely safe in the hands of the dive instructor. Even with the larger swell than...More

Thank WiseBlueGenie
Reviewed 15 April 2017

i booked into the dive center in advance befor our holiday along with many other acctivaties . the day after we landed on the island i phoned the big fish dive center to confirm the time of my dive only to be told that i...More

2  Thank Adam C
The_Dive_Centre, Owner at The Dive Centre - The Big Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Kia Orana Adam, We are very sorry that you are disappointed which is understandable. I heard the first time about this as you called me so please let me explain our side of the story. Yes, you booked in advance by phone for Wednesday the...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017

I was tossing up whether to dive or not during my stay in Rarotonga because the snorkelling was so good. But I decided to pop in to the Dive Centre after a recommendation from the place I was staying at (The Black Pearl) and I...More

1  Thank JessieCl0ud
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

This dive shop was close to our resort and so convenient. After fitout, we went north to Avarua harbor to shelter from the South-easterly that had been blowing for days. Our dive spots were just out of the harbour and the water was so clear,...More

1  Thank PenLea
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Tom was a great dive guide on the couple days diving we had with The Dive Centre, and the skipper was friendly. They had a lovely hard boat which was covered with water and coconut to snack on board. We headed out on small groups...More

1  Thank Neviden
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Such a great place to experience diving! They gave great details and explanations into all the gear which was very interesting. Perfect introductory course, skills were demonstrated for us to learn. However the weather wasn't the greatest on the day we went so didn't get...More

1  Thank RachelMoo2
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I first walked into the shop, and was not sure what to expect but within seconds of entering was greeted by Sabine with a huge warm, welcoming smile. This became the standard over my multiple dives with The Dive Center not just with Sabine, but...More

2  Thank Kyle U
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