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The Dive Centre - The Big Fish

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Po Box 142, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
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Diving Rarotoga? Dive with Big Fish!

I intended in doing one dive trip while at Rarotonga but ended up doing three! Each of the six... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Andrew S
Great intro to scuba

Lagoon scuba intro was great to get our confidence up scuba diving. Emma was great and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Greer L
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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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  • Very good9%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish” (27 reviews)
“great diving” (10 reviews)
“open water” (10 reviews)
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Po Box 142, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
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"padi certification"
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"great equipment"
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"cook islands"
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"hard corals"
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"marine life"
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"felt completely safe"
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Reviewed yesterday

I intended in doing one dive trip while at Rarotonga but ended up doing three! Each of the six dives was different from the last and all were fantastic. Sabin, Sasha and Hollis were professional and friendly and made my first few dives since getting...More

1  Thank Andrew S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lagoon scuba intro was great to get our confidence up scuba diving. Emma was great and knowledgeable. Small group of us and able to see lots of tropical fish, eels, coral etc. Would reccomend and good value for money :)

1  Thank Greer L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This dive centre is well organised and very professional. My husband and I felt safe diving with them. I recommend it.

2  Thank Yeji J
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We didn't pre- book though it's January. We wanted perse a place on the beach and found it quite quickly. Clean spacious room. Big balcony over looking the sea. Breakfast at the beach which was like anywhere else around. Basic but One! Good shakes and...More

2  Thank carolgalashan
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

After many years of procrastinating, I finally decided to take my Open Water Course with the Dive Centre. I’m so pleased that I did. Fantastic service from even before I arrived on the island (nothing to do with them but there was a computer glitch...More

3  Thank ZigmundNZ
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

We dove w/ The "Big Fish" Dive Centre years ago and had such a wonderful experience we couldn't come to the Cook Islands without another visit. We were not disappointed! While we didn't see as much "big ticket item" marine life (we saw sharks, eagle...More

3  Thank Amanda F
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Had a great two dive trip out from the harbour, two different spots with two great dives, the team at the dive center were very professional and helpfull, also very knowledgeable about the local conditions, we even saw some whales swim past the boat, highly...More

2  Thank brookiechickie
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Our 14 year old son got certified here over the holidays, and then we all dove together over the course of a week. The staff are ALL super knowledgeable, professional, and very safety oriented! They are also relaxed, fun to be with, and super genuine....More

1  Thank Suzincruz
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

Returning to The Dive centre I was greeted like an old friend, this is why I keep coming back! I had 3 days of great diving. Warm clear water and relaxed chilled out diving. As always I felt safe and well informed and briefed. The...More

1  Thank PennyH15
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

Safety is first for them and they run a great operation with friendly and knowledgeable staff. They have a great boat to dive from with many different dive sights to chose from depending on weather. They treat every guest with great care and cater to...More

1  Thank Tim J
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