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Dive Rarotonga

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Address: Arorangi, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +682 21 873
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

We are the only multi-agency certifying dive centre in the country, so we...

We are the only multi-agency certifying dive centre in the country, so we are able to offer the widest range of internationally recognised diving courses and qualifications in the Cook Islands. We offer courses from Open Water to Instructor level and have the highest qualified instructors in the Country from the top two worldwide training agencies.At Dive Rarotonga we offer quality diving in a fun and friendly atmosphere - so whether these are your first bubbles, you are already qualified and you are diving for fun, or you want to progress your professional diving career, we have dives to suit you!

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A must do in Rarotonga!

If you are looking for an amazing, unforgettable and adrenaline fuelled experience look no further than Dive Rarotonga! Staff were unbelievably incredible! Karen was so lovely to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Brooke R
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you are looking for an amazing, unforgettable and adrenaline fuelled experience look no further than Dive Rarotonga! Staff were unbelievably incredible! Karen was so lovely to deal with and our dive master Paul was very skilled, Informative and had a fantastic sense of humour. I did the dive with my hubby who had dived before, but it was my... More 

Thank Brooke R
Port Alberni, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fabulous 2 boat dive adventures! Paul was a wonderful Dive Master, so informative, so safety aware and looked for interesting fish,eels, crabs, coral to show us...truly engaged. The wreck was fascinating, whether you were an experienced diver or a newbie it didn't matter, there was something for everyone. From start to finish it was excellent in every way. Paul even... More 

Thank Janis A
Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Diving with Dive Rarotonga is great fun. I went for two dives with them (very affordable at 100,- NZD including gear), to the northern side of the island. The corals were pretty amazing here, and visibility no less than 25m. Karen and Paul were both very friendly and welcoming, and made the dives fun and comfortable. My friend joined on... More 

1 Thank Peter_dR_NZ
Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dived in December 2015 with Dive Raro on 3 mornings and it was a great experience. It is one of the best dive centres I've dived with. Ed, Karen and Paul were friendly and relaxed but also very safety conscious at the same time - as it should be.

1 Thank divegirlSurrey_UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took my 12 year old son for his first taste of diving- great afternoon dive, instructor Paul spend a lot of time with my son making him comfortable, creating a safe environment. A superb introduction to diving for a young person - who as a result wants to do his first scuba course! Thank you Karen and Paul!

1 Thank Wadim S
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

My 3 days of diving with Dive Rarotonga were a great way to end 40 years of SCUBA diving in both temperate and tropical waters. My age is catching up with me, and I really appreciated the courtesy, knowledge and professionalism of their operation. The visibility and underwater landscapes were spectacular, and the fish diversity sufficient to make Rarotonga a... More 

1 Thank Don G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

My wife and I recently spent 3 weeks in Raro and decided to take up scuba. We both did our SSI Open Water and Advanced Adventurer certifications (and another set of dives for myself) with Dive Rarotonga, for a total of 12 dives for me and 10 for my wife. They have a very knowledgeable staff, and will tell you... More 

1 Thank Brandon H
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I recently did 8 dives over 4 morning and completed my SSI Advanced Adventurer certification with Dive Rarotonga and had a fabulous time. The staff friendly and knowledgeable and down right fun to dive with. Nothing better than Karen's exuberance at our turtle sightings! I'd highly recommend this operation to divers of any experience!

3 Thank Joshua S
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

My son and I did 2 dives with Dive Rarotonga. We are inexperienced divers and our guide and instructor Karen immediately made us feel confident. Our trip was very well organised and extremely good value. We dived the coral gardens and it was an experience we will never forget with beautiful fish and coral. I will definitely dive with them... More 

2 Thank Paul_Charsley
York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Would highly recommend, you will not be disappointed. We had a week of incredible diving with this well run company who are passionate about diving, fun and safety.

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