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Address: Po Box 142, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
Phone Number: 0068220238
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Description: PADI 5 Star Dive Centre, conveniently located on the stunning marine...
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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Great First Dive

I visited Raro with 5 family members (ages 17 to 51) in April 2015. The 6 of us had never dived before, and I organised a lagoon dive before arrival. Unfortunately the wind and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Auckland
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Auckland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

I visited Raro with 5 family members (ages 17 to 51) in April 2015. The 6 of us had never dived before, and I organised a lagoon dive before arrival. Unfortunately the wind and currents were up and a lagoon dive wasn't possible. On discussion with Sabine she then organised for us to do a discover scuba pool dive, followed... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 attraction reviews
262 helpful votes 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

The dive centre has 2 boats--a new aluminum large boat with full cover plus ladder and an inflatable skiff boat. The larger boat is used off the north of the island, and the inflatable boat is used for lagoons. 1 boat ride= 2 tank dives for $160 NZD and includes transport to / from dive center and all equipment (fins,... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I did a lagoon dive and 2 boat dive with the Big Fish. The lagoon dive was ended due to weather condition unfortunately but the boat dive was spectacular! The 2 spots we went to were fabulous (coral and wreck) and the marine life was just amazing. Even on a cloudy/windy day we still got visibly of 20M! I am... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Friendly Staff and a great snorkel. Got to see lots of fish. It was a great day out. Would recommend.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Booked with the Big fish after hearing good reports on the island. $160 for a two dive trip which was more expensive than both other shops we spoke too. I'm embarased to say we fell for the sales blurb and expected better dive sites and boat. We moored up right next to another dive boat for each dive so this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

I did the Advanced Open Water Diver course with the Big Fish. The staff were all genuinely nice & very professional. The dive sights were beautiful & the marine life spectacular! Would do it all again in a heartbeat. PS: I've since done a dive in Byron Bay (Sundive) where the Divemaster got us lost, then instructed us to stay... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Just wanted to share my amazing experience with The Dive Centre. I have always had some trepidation about doing scuba diving, and against my better judgement decided to do it for the first time. Not sure why i picked to go with them; but i did and am so happy i did! I did the lagoon dive and then two... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Top flight instruction both at Resort for beginners in the pool Free on Sunday. and in the lagoon later in the week Check for prices for Lagoon trip and a Zodiac ride out to clear water check for prices for Zodiac dive Remember to take your Doctors Clarence Certificate ( If Needed ) and your Padi or Naui Dive certificate... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The Dive Centre is a small but professional dive outfit who did their best to make my diving with them a highlight of my trip to the Cook Islands. They not only catered for me, as an experienced diver, but also took my teenage stepdaughters into their care and give them a great introduction to diving. The lagoon across the... More 

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Excellent instructors and its right across the road from the beach! Had a great intro in the lagoon, and the team pointed out things i'd never spot on my own.

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