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Address: Avatiu Harbour, Cook Islands
Phone Number: 682 55901
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Although weather was a bit windy and sea choppy boat was very stable with clear visibility under the water. Crew were knowledgeable and friendly. The only way to see the coral and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
waimarei
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Paeroa, New Zealand
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Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The reef sub was a tour that might be good for families with small children or people who don't visit the ocean at all but for the rest of us . . . it was a bit over an hour for a boring, tacky, should be missed tour. I never understood why tour operators say things like - we saw... More 

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Paeroa, New Zealand
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Although weather was a bit windy and sea choppy boat was very stable with clear visibility under the water. Crew were knowledgeable and friendly. The only way to see the coral and fish below the surface. Going around the ship wreck was a highlight and the historical commentary gave an insight on how this wreck occurred. Highly recommended. Great trip... More 

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Thank waimarei
Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. Terrific feedback - most appreciated. We are stoked you enjoyed yourself on the trip and rated us so highly. More 

Waitakere
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our ride on the reef sub very much. Pictures and artefacts were passed around and information about the history of the area was shared. Captain Steph and her first mate were full of information and pointed out sights to visit when us landlubbers returned to shore. I would definitely return and do it again....hopefully we get to see... More 

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Thank BluesTraveller82
Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review. Would love to have you again, and will definitely work hard to find you a turtle or a shark next time. Seeing some amazing whales at the moment! More 

Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lovely afternoon outing. Stephanie took us out even though she'd already done 3 trips for the day, and ours (her 4th) only had 3 clients on board. Was a great way to finish our day and our week in Rarotonga.

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Thank 56lydiaw
Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed yourselves. It was a great way for me to wind down after a hectic day - I love doing the smaller trips as I get to know my customers that much better. Really appreciate you taking the time to do this review. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

We picked this trip because we had a one year old daughter and the below water windows seemed a good idea. Indeed, it turned out to be a good idea! Our daughter really loved looking out of the windows at the fish, wrecks and reef and the ladder from the deck down was no problem to negotiate. The trip worked... More 

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Thank PDWFire
Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time out to review our business. We appreciate all feedback. Kind regards Steph More 

Campbelltown, Australia
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Nice morning to see the reef, however the swell can make your stomach feel a little sick so take some meds just in case. easy to see the reef and fish with the clear water and good information onboard

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Thank Tracey H
Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Tracey. I'm glad you enjoyed the trip. Depending on the conditions, we can encounter some water movement, so good advice for those without good "sea-legs". We are looking forward to some more settled sea throughout our winter months. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Great time out with capt'n Steph and Luke. My daughter is nearly two and going through a bit of a stroppy period and Steph was fantastic with her, and held her up at the front of the boat and popped some great tunes on to have a dance. Fish were spectacular, the reef was lovely and We especially enjoyed seeing... More 

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Thank 564ashleew
Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

Wow - great review guys, thanks so much. Little Sienna stole my heart - she is absolutely gorgeous (she's the only one that's boogied out with me lately :-)). Thanks for choosing to come out with us and we are stoked you had such a good time. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Steph and Luke took us out on Easter Monday. Steph collect us from our Resort and was very friendly . There was 2 of us on the trip. Feeding the fish and the sights we saw were wonderful. I would recommend this if you wish to see the coral and sealife however may not like snorkelling. Very enjoyable trip.

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Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review our trip. It's wonderful to get your feedback and we're thrilled you had a good time. Hope to see you in Rarotonga again sometime soon! More 

Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

The team on Reef Sub where great not over the top, but knowledgable and a different experience. Really enjoyed the trip seeing a ship wreck, and the fish feeding. Luke was really knowledgeable and added a lot to the trip and Step was a great guid making sure to spend the time and make the trip interesting and informative. Again... More 

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Thank nicklloydnz
Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the lovely review. I will pass your kind comments to Luke also. Always love to hear this kind of feedback. What is it with kids and that ladder lol! More 

Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We enjoyed a fun ride with Steph & Luke on the sub viewing amazing fish, the shipwreck was awesome and the underwater views were just great. Highly recommend this trip, very exciting for all ages. Thank you both.

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Thank 05jojo
Stephanie J, Owner at Raro Reef Sub, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review the Reef Sub. It was a great trip - you guys supplied a lot of fun energy yourselves! Would love to see you all here again one day. Thanks again for your review. More 

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