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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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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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BIG FISH FANTASTIC DIVE TRIP - Cathie & Charlie Carr

Thanks Big Fish Team, we had a great couple of dives with you earlier on this month and thoroughly enjoyed it. Your equipment was top notch and the boat was very comfortable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Hiraina21
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Taupo District, New Zealand
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Taupo District, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks Big Fish Team, we had a great couple of dives with you earlier on this month and thoroughly enjoyed it. Your equipment was top notch and the boat was very comfortable. Sabine at the front desk was very thorough in her paper work and made sure we were all ticketie before we went off on the briny. The dive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

We were very new to scuba diving, so we chose The Dive Centre and we were extremely happy with the result. Everything to do with the instruction was taking very seriously, slowly and methodically. We had a great instructor who had the ability to calm your nerves and talk you through your fears, we had an introductory 45 min lagoon... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

We went for our first scuba dive in the lagoon and it was amazing! The instructor showed us some amazing fish and helped us get some really cool underwater photos. We hired flippers from here for a week too which was pretty cheap.

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Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Had a great time with the staff and our dive. My partner and I had never gone scuba diving before and the staff is very helpful in getting you ready for your dive. I wish we had stayed longer in the area where we saw all the fish. Also it would have been great to get into water a bit... More 

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1 Thank JosephLoves2Travel
Taupo, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

We drove past here several times while on our scooter and decided to stop and hire snorkel gear. While the lady who we hired the gear from was nice enough, she did have a tenancy to treat us like 'idiots' as we had only been snorkelling a hand full of times before and, no, we didn't know everything about fish... More 

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1 Thank Butt0n28
Christchurch
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016 via mobile

Average! The team appeared to be more interested in pushing a further dive only, I could here the PADI cash till echoing loud & clear. Staff were friendly enough but seemed disinterested.

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1 Thank Woodfour
Matamata, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

I had never been diving before but I have always wanted to try it. Diving with the Big Fish Dive Centre was a great start. I learnt the basics and a lot of pretty fish and amazing coral. After our dive we were offered a hot drink and fresh coconut and passion fruits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

The family had Christmas in the Cook Islands and I had a few dives with the family with Big Fish after having checked them out in TA. They were very responsive to the needs of the large group with our variable skills in scuba diving including one first timer. The diving was good with mainly hard coral due to the... More 

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Thank Peter C
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

I hadn't dived for a few months so I was told by Sabina in the shop I had to do a refresher dive in the lagoon. It was 'sold' to me as a dive in the amazing marine park. Fair enough I thought, can't hurt, but the following day I realized the hard way that my $100 got me a... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I had three days of diving two of which was with a dive leader Simon who had worked at the Dive Centre for the last three years. He had a quiet nice manner and was good at pointing things out underwater. The collections form my Hotel were always punctual and no hanging around for long before heading off to the... More 

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