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Address: Arorangi, Cook Islands
Phone Number:
+682 21 873
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Today
13:30 - 17:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 13:30 - 17:00
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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Diving with this professional crew is a Rarotongan must!

i have been diving since 1995 and dived all over the world. Dive Rarotonga have to rate as one of the best outfits and certainly the most safety conscious. Great local knowledge... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
theminty8967
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Napier, New Zealand

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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i have been diving since 1995 and dived all over the world. Dive Rarotonga have to rate as one of the best outfits and certainly the most safety conscious. Great local knowledge and very accomodating in varying the dive sites. I did 12 dives in all and had the pleasure of shark, turtles, wrecks and great coral gardens along the... More 

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Pullman, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had scheduled a dive before we left the states and when we arrived she was feeling a little nervous since it was only her 3rd open water dive. She is PADI certified but wanted something easy. We walked down to the shop and discussed our options. The owner and one of the dive masters were exceptionally... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Husband and two kids did the open water padi course and were extremely happy with the professionalism of dive rarotonga over the 4 days of the course. They put safety above all else and have excellent instructors and equipment. Everyone learnt a lot and had a ball. Tip: make sure you allow enough time to complete the theory before arriving... More 

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1 Thank familyfuninsun
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

We dove a total of 7 days with Dive Rarotonga and enjoyed every minute. Karen, Paul, and Ed were awesome and did everything in their power to make sure we had a good experience. If we make it back to the Cook Islands (I hope we do), we will definitely be diving with these guys again.

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1 Thank Daniel A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Even though we were a little nervous at it was our first open water dive outside of training, Paul was fantastic in making us feel safe. We can't recommend these guys enough, and oh the dive sites are spectacular! Thanks Paul and Karen, we will come back again.

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paihia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Had a awesome time with the team at dive rarotonga expecially seeing turtles which I wasn't expecting until I go to samoa . Very friendly, expecially with people . I have traveled a lot scuba diving and it is good to see dive centers on a small island with that experience and professional approach recommended to all.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Weather permitting this is a great morning. Two dive sites and we weren't disappointed. Would recommend. Next door to Kaena Restaurant

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Best Visibility and fantastic crew and Dive sites, I will defiantly be back to dive with these guys.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We read many reviews of the dive shops in Rarotonga and decided to go with Dive Rarotonga based on the excellent reviews that stressed safety as a factor for every dive. You never know what kind of dive operation you're going to actually dive with in some parts of the world, and after experiencing some sketchy safety protocols on our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

4 of us did 3 days of diving with both Karen and Paul. Excellent guides who know the dive sights well and also gave us some fun info about the island. We saw turtle, a small reef shark, lots of fish, and an amazing variety of coral. Mushroom Forrest is worth requesting to go to!

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