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Address: Arorangi, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +682 21 873
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Still the best dive company on The Rock

I did my open water dives with Dive Raro some years ago and have returned to them every time I visit Raro. They are a very professional outfit lead by Ed, Karen and Paul. They... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
New Zealand

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New Zealand
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I did my open water dives with Dive Raro some years ago and have returned to them every time I visit Raro. They are a very professional outfit lead by Ed, Karen and Paul. They have an excellent commitment to safety and make divers of all levels of experience feel comfortable and confident. The dives sites they visit are varied... More 

Thank Mowgli_the_Traveler
Auckland, New Zealand
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very professional team at Dive Rarotonga. Thanks for organizing every detail and running your operation in a safe, smooth, and friendly way. Thumbs up specially to Paul (DM) and Ed & Karen. See you next time =)

Thank pablonzdiver
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having dived in Rarotonga 10 years ago, we weren't expecting great things. But the dive sites have really improved - presumably benefitting from a lack of recent severe cyclonic activity. The staff at Dive Rarotonga were professional, cheerful and helpful. The prices are very good. The boat is modern and easy to enter, exit from. If like us you are... More 

Thank Nick H
Jodoigne, Belgium
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last July we made 22 amasing dives with Dive Rarotonga (see pictures). The crew, Karen, Paul and Ed were always very friendly, helpful, careful with our diving gear and very experienced. Almost all the dives we made were on different divespots.The dives were always nice and easy with enough time to search for little critters and take fotographs of them.... More 

Thank _nancy_vanderbeken
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our whole family have recently all done the scuba course at Dive Rarotonga. While we really loved it and felt that the course was very thorough and professionally taught there were parts that weren't so enjoyable. Ed and Karen , the owners did not at all make us feel welcome. We felt they considered us to be a bit of... More 

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DiveRarotonga, Owner at Dive Rarotonga, responded to this review

I would like to thank Jane for highlighting a problem we have with a minority of students completing the e-learning part of the course. As we clearly state both on our website and in our emails, the online theory 'must be completed prior to arrival', there are no exceptions. You can't expect to turn up to do the exam without... More 

Taupo District, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great team of people. Where does one start??? Ok Ed, what a cruiser! Easy to deal with nothing seeming to be a problem - good keen I'd say! Karen well she's a gem never seen a lady reverse a full van, towing a trailer full of gear - with so much precision! would put most men to shame... More 

Thank Hiraina21
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I were extremely fortunate to do our course with Paul. We were both nervous and had trouble completing some of the skills required to pass out course. Paul had exactly the right mix of patience and tough love to see us through. Karen was also an amazing skipper with a fabulous outlook on life! So glad we... More 

Thank Kathryn L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great team. Ed was great to talk to on the phone he had awesome information and weather updates. Karen was a super driver very skilled and safe. Paul was a fantastic guide loved his style. All 3 uber safety conscious which is just awesome. All 3 super nice people with great stories. Great gear. Fab service. Dives were fantastic the... More 

Thank Jane M
Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I hadn't been diving for a while and Dive Raro were great in helping me refresh and develop my skills. They are great value for money and Paul, Ed and Karen make your dive experience even better. Even though I was a novice and slightly anxious they helped put my mind at ease and made the refresher course and dives... More 

Thank damianmills2016
New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Dive Rarotonga run an excellent operation. Ed, Karen and Paul are all very experienced divers and are knowledgeable of the area. My son and I did eight dives with Paul and Karen, while three of our other family members completed their SSI Open Water certification over a four day period. The training they went through was very thorough and of... More 

Thank warrenjog

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