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The Dive Centre - The Big Fish

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Po Box 142, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
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The Dive Centre, Excellent diving, great staff and facilities!

After taking our first five days off to relax and let some weather slide by to the South we stopped... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2018
Kevin B
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San Diego, California
My first experience with scuba diving and it was A BLAST!!

I've always wanted to try scuba diving The Dive Centre allowed me a way to give it a try in the... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
Kole F
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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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  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great diving” (11 reviews)
“fish” (29 reviews)
“open water” (10 reviews)
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Po Box 142, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
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"felt completely safe"
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Reviewed May 9, 2018

After taking our first five days off to relax and let some weather slide by to the South we stopped by the The Dive Centre. After talking to Sabine and Sasha, the owners, and meeting Hollis, one of the dive masters, we signed on. We...More

1  Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

I've always wanted to try scuba diving The Dive Centre allowed me a way to give it a try in the lagoon without having to go through the full certification process. My husband is an experienced diver but it had been quite a few years...More

1  Thank Kole F
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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

These guys are a solid outfit with a great approach to diving safety. Their hire gear is older but well maintained. Depth and air gauges only though so bring a watch to monitor dive time or your own computer. Dive groups are small 6 or...More

3  Thank Steven L
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

I intended in doing one dive trip while at Rarotonga but ended up doing three! Each of the six dives was different from the last and all were fantastic. Sabin, Sasha and Hollis were professional and friendly and made my first few dives since getting...More

2  Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

Lagoon scuba intro was great to get our confidence up scuba diving. Emma was great and knowledgeable. Small group of us and able to see lots of tropical fish, eels, coral etc. Would reccomend and good value for money :)

2  Thank Greer L
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Reviewed March 22, 2018

This dive centre is well organised and very professional. My husband and I felt safe diving with them. I recommend it.

2  Thank Yeji J
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Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

We didn't pre- book though it's January. We wanted perse a place on the beach and found it quite quickly. Clean spacious room. Big balcony over looking the sea. Breakfast at the beach which was like anywhere else around. Basic but One! Good shakes and...More

2  Thank carolgalashan
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Reviewed January 10, 2018 via mobile

After many years of procrastinating, I finally decided to take my Open Water Course with the Dive Centre. I’m so pleased that I did. Fantastic service from even before I arrived on the island (nothing to do with them but there was a computer glitch...More

3  Thank ZigmundNZ
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

We dove w/ The "Big Fish" Dive Centre years ago and had such a wonderful experience we couldn't come to the Cook Islands without another visit. We were not disappointed! While we didn't see as much "big ticket item" marine life (we saw sharks, eagle...More

3  Thank Amanda F
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Had a great two dive trip out from the harbour, two different spots with two great dives, the team at the dive center were very professional and helpfull, also very knowledgeable about the local conditions, we even saw some whales swim past the boat, highly...More

3  Thank brookiechickie
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