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The Dive Centre - The Big Fish

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Address: Po Box 142, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
Phone Number: +682 20 238
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PADI 5 Star Dive Centre, conveniently located on the stunning marine...

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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Always a pleasure to visit Raro and find friends where ever you go. None more so than The Big Fish. Sabine and Sasha mae you feel very welcome and provide a very safe and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Always a pleasure to visit Raro and find friends where ever you go. None more so than The Big Fish. Sabine and Sasha mae you feel very welcome and provide a very safe and enjoyable dive experience. Thanks guys - love the new boat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A brilliant group of people here that. Are about your experience and not just your money. My husband is far more experienced than I am in diving however I was allowed to head out with an experienced group of divers (who were all amazing and nor precious at all) and had the best few days of my trip in the... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did first a lagoon dive and then an open water dive. The lagoon was neat, lots of cool tropical fish but the open water dive... wow! The coral was amazing!! We didn't get to see any turtles or sharks on our dive, mostly what we'd seen in the lagoon but the coral was something else! (I felt like I... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Whatever your skill level there is something here for you.. Even if you just want to snorkel in the lagoon... Great dive spots for the more experienced diver to 30 meters. But you'll need your PADI open water ticket for that... Pictures are just of Avarua harbor where you will most likely leave from, depending on wind direction. .. Will... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

I came to the dive center and talked to Sabine. Sabine is very sweet, helpful and understanding. I had 5 dives over a week with good instructors and I am an experience richer.

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Fabulous loved every minute of my experience with this wonderful crew learnt heaps about diving. Totally recommend this dive shop awesome people.😁😁👍👍👍

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We have visited Raro a few times now and always enjoy a fun lagoon dive with The Big Fish. As we don't scuba proper anymore we love the 45-60mins of skimming around the lagoon seeing the fish life from a different angle. As is always the case with water, conditions can vary. The team are not god so can't magic... More 

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Taupo District, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Thanks Big Fish Team, we had a great couple of dives with you earlier on this month and thoroughly enjoyed it. Your equipment was top notch and the boat was very comfortable. Sabine at the front desk was very thorough in her paper work and made sure we were all ticketie before we went off on the briny. The dive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

We were very new to scuba diving, so we chose The Dive Centre and we were extremely happy with the result. Everything to do with the instruction was taking very seriously, slowly and methodically. We had a great instructor who had the ability to calm your nerves and talk you through your fears, we had an introductory 45 min lagoon... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

We went for our first scuba dive in the lagoon and it was amazing! The instructor showed us some amazing fish and helped us get some really cool underwater photos. We hired flippers from here for a week too which was pretty cheap.

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