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The Dive Centre - The Big Fish

Po Box 142, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Aroa Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Water sports
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Our 5th Trip with Big Fish and what can I say but the best dive centre in the World!. Great staff friendly and safe who give a dam about you having the best time you can on and below the water JUST THE BEST Thanks again team. Don't bother with the rest just go with the best in the pacific... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My man and I went to Rarotonga in May 2014 and really wanted to try diving. We had been told be a friend to go to Big Fish. We did the initial lagoon dive and loved it so much that we went diving out in 10 metres. After that we were addicted!!!!! We went down 4 more times!! It was... More

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Family of 4 adults wandered in, attracted by the big fish logo and photos of the fish on the wall. Two had never been in scuba gear and two had experience. We all did the DSD, Discover Scuba Dive, in the lagoon right out front of the shop and saw heaps. Two of us did 2 further dives the next... More

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California
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We had a number of special scheduling requests and Sabine was very accommodating and understanding. I am a begginning diver and did the lagoon dive plus two other days of two tank afternoon diving. We dove both near the north harbor and using the south passage. I appreciated seeing the variety of underwater landscapes, but ultimately did prefer the northern... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This dive shop is a class act. The equipment is in good condition, and they take care of it. Their diving instructors are well trained, knowledgable, and give a damn. Sasha, co-owner, stays in the boat when you dive which adds a layer of safety some shops do without to save a dollar. All in all, this dive team is... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Sabine is very helpful and accommodating. Nothing is too much trouble and she really looks after everyone of all abilities. The whole team make you very welcome and really know their stuff relating to the best dive sites. Would definitely go through them again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We did the Discover Scuba course and it was super fun. Sandra and Andrew were great instructors and kept us (me, in particular) within our comfort zones. Definitely recommended to others trying scuba for the first time!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

From start to finish this trip was astounding. Enthusiastic energetic and Helpful staff made this dive more than I thought posable. Oohhhh yeah and the marine life just wow !!!

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

OMG---- I have always wanted to try scuba diving and now I have. Fantastic people, safe, friendly. Scuba diving around the reef was great, the fish were amazing. I will be back to try again and this time I want to go outside the lagoon

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New Zealand
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19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

Sandra came to the resort to give free introductions to diving and was knowledgable and fun . My 13 year old is now completely hooked and can't wait tog go black and try again. !! Highly recommended !!

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