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Dive Rarotonga

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

Our two daughters aged 17 and 20 wanted to have a try at scuba diving. We chose Dive Rarotonga after it being recommended. It was also ideally situated right next to where we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Our two daughters aged 17 and 20 wanted to have a try at scuba diving. We chose Dive Rarotonga after it being recommended. It was also ideally situated right next to where we were staying at the Crown Beach Resort and Spa on the western side of the island. This was an amazing experience for them from start to finish.... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I was keen to try my first scuba dive during my visit to the Cook Islands, and had a fabulous experience with Dive Rarotonga. I booked a Try Dive with Paul, and although the price was slightly higher ($180) as no-one else booked on for that afternoon, I still felt that I received excellent value for money. Diving safety was... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

These guys were recommended to us by a dive company in NZ as the best on the Island. We went for 2 sessions (4dives) as 1 session was so much fun we had to go again. Best experience. Loved it. Felt very safe and in professional hands. Haven't been able to stop talking about it and can't wait to get... More 

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I wanted to introduce my daughter to scuba diving when she was on the island and decided to go with Dive Rarotonga because of the great people ( Ed, Karen & Paul). They are so safety concious and have great systems worked out for new divers you have no reason to have second thoughts about learning to dive with these... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

awesome way to be introduced to diving- great instructors , great gear and best underwater experience for amateurs without the fear!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

If safety around diving is something you're interested in these guys are the only dive centre in Rarotonga you should be looking at... All three are instructors and Paul a life saver. The diving was excellent, they've been there for years. Really relaxed bunch of people. Dive with them if your looking in raro :)

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Koblenz, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

Ed, Karen and Paul were just amazing. At the beginning I was so nervous to learn all these new things. All of them always find the right words to make me feel much more comfortable. Everything was more than professional, it was personal! Thank you so much, for encouraging me to keep on learning to become a good diver. Thank... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

What a great time with the team, Ed, Karen & Paul, the dive gear was excellent, I learned so many tips to improve my short dive career, and they made you feel very safe. We were shown so many exciting things under the water, especially the small stuff that you would never know to look for like the shrimp and... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I had the chance to get my Divemaster Course done with Dive Rarotonga. I did more than 50 dives with Karen, Ed and Paul. To make a long story short: every single one of theses dives was great! They take good care of their equipment, they absolutely know the island and the best dive sites to go to (depending on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

We are certified divers who took the 2 for $100 offer. The crew were very friendly and funny. Very safe with great equipment. Got sea sick after the first dive as for me it was a bit choppy. Missed the second dive but the own came and picked me up. Would dive again but maybe with sea sickness meds or... More 

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Additional Information about Dive Rarotonga

Address: Arorangi, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +682 21 873
Location: South Pacific  >  Cook Islands  >  Southern Cook Islands  >  Rarotonga
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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