I had intended to dive with another company, as I'd not heard of Adventure Cook Islands, but I spotted the office while out cycling and dropped in for a price quote. I was made to feel welcome by Karina and the the price was much lower than the other dive companies. Morning dive arranged, I turned up to meet Patrick and Paul and discovered that I was the only customer for that morning, accompanied by Paul, the Instructor on a small but ideal boat. Paul selected both dive sites and impressed me with very competent boat skills while we got to know each other on the short trip out. Although there was surface swell the visibility was excellent and the coral was much more amazing than anything I'd ever seen before. Due to Paul's expert guidance and experience we witnessed several sharks hiding in the coral that I would have otherwise missed. Paul pointed out some spectacular features of the coral, plant and animal life and then we surfaced for a bottle change and relax while drifting to the second site. Adjacent boats from other companies had to return to harbour for the bottle change! Both dives were definitely the top of my dive experiences and I would thoroughly recommend this small, efficient and friendly company over any other.
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September 20, 2013
Kia Orana Karl,
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Meitaki maata for your review about our operation, it is very much appreciated. I also let Gary know that you posted a great review about your experience with him as I know he will appreciate it too (we don't have a Paul working for us but I know it was Gary that took you out that day as I remember him saying that you two drifted from Tupapa to Ngatipa).
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