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

A very professional, well organised and safety conscious dive centre. Paul, the instructor is right up there with the very best dive guides I have dived with. He is a consummate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A very professional, well organised and safety conscious dive centre. Paul, the instructor is right up there with the very best dive guides I have dived with. He is a consummate professional. If you are a less experienced diver, you could not be in safer hands than with Paul. (Just don't ask him to keep a secret!) Diving off Rarotonga... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having dived for several years, and being moderately experienced (approximately 60 dives), I was impressed with Dive Rarotonga. They have a great knowledge of the dive sites on the island, including a few that other companies rarely visit and are clearly passionate about the sport and the sea. They are not the cheapest operator in Rarotonga, however it is easy... More 

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Takapuna, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did 4 dives with Dive Rarotonga over 2 days. They were on top of it in regards to safety and had a good, efficient process down in getting us out diving. They knew the dive sites very well and even showed us a handful of eagle rays on a caves and caverns dive. Overall, a great dive experience!

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1 Thank zaphroit
New Zealand
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

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 

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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

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 =)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 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 

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Jodoigne, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

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 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

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 August 7, 2016

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 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2016 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 

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