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The Dive Centre - The Big Fish

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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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the first time I have scuba dived the instructors were great took time to fit you out,tell you what to do, teach you everything before taking you to the lagoon and away you go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Toukley, Australia
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Toukley, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

the first time I have scuba dived the instructors were great took time to fit you out,tell you what to do, teach you everything before taking you to the lagoon and away you go closely followed by the instructor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Wanting to obtain my PADI Open Water Diver certificate while on vacation in Rarotonga, I began my search online months in advance. I found The Dive Centre's website to be informative and user-friendly so my search began there. Sabine guided me through the PADI online course information and I was ready to begin the in-water adventure upon arrival in Raro.... More 

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Hawkinge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We dived with the Big Fish when we visited Rarotonga on our cruise ship. We contacted Sabine in advance and she was most helpful and professional. She even arranged for a taxi to pick us up at the dock. We were too late to dive in the morning (and this was known) so she suggested we spent the morning on... More 

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Auckland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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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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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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