We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Dive Centre - The Big Fish

Address: Po Box 142, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
Phone Number: 0068220238
Website
Improve this listing
Book ahead on Expedia
Book a Tour
94%
Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Aroa Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: PADI 5 Star Dive Centre, conveniently located on the stunning marine...
More attraction details
Attraction details
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.
Write a Review

126 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    115
    4
    5
    0
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greater Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canberra, Australia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The Dive Centre did an intro to scuba course in the pool of our hotel and we were so impressed with the instruction our son received that we picked them over dive shops which were closer to our accommodation. Since we are nearly certified, we really appreciated the Centre's safety focus with low numbers which ensured a good experience was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
München
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Allready 2 times we went half around the world to see Sascha & Sabine again for diving. We made our diving lessons there and came back to this great place. Depends on weather were you dive, all places ahve her own special moment. We (4 adults) would come again and again...but too far away. Best place to be on world... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Thanks big fish. Crew very friendly and efficient. We had not dived for 10 years, they did thorough and enjoyable refresher dive with us in the lagoon. then out on boat the next day..great dive sites! will be back to dive some more with these guys!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We did a lagoon dive with The Dive Centre @ our last day in Rarotonga. I did a refresh dive and my bf did a beginner dive. Jes and Josh are so funny and professional. It is absolutely safe to dive in lagoon as it is not deep at all. But you can see a a lot of colorful fish... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This was my first time diving with Big Fish and was absolutely impressed! The dive shop runs like a well oiled machine. Sabine & Sascha are excellent hosts! All gear is "packed" and in order every morning, the staff is quite knowledgeable (and fun). I can't wait to return!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We have been going to The Dive Centre, Rarotonga, for 9 years. Sabine and Sascha are wonderful people, friendly and good fun, and also run a marvellous diving experience. I dived at uni many years ago, and now I am happy to dive in the lagoon, and see the marvellous lagoon life, and take fabulous photos. The dive leaders are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I hadn't dived for 15 years but got back on the horse with the team at The Big Fish. Their dive refresher course was brilliant - clear briefings, great equipment and heaps of fun. We then went out with for 4 dives; each better than the last. I can't speaking highly enough of the team. Sabine & Sascha are passionate... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Wooaaahhh Not even sure what to say, that can show how excellent and amazing the The Dive Centre Team were. It started with a free trial of diving in our pool for my friend who had never been diving before, whoch she really enjoyed. So we proceeded to book her a lagoon dive and boat dive for myself. Again my... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed The Dive Centre - The Big Fish also viewed

 
Rarotonga, Southern Cook Islands
Rarotonga, Southern Cook Islands
 

Been to The Dive Centre - The Big Fish? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Dive Centre - The Big Fish staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?