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The Dive Centre - The Big Fish

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Po Box 142, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
+682 20 238
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Fantastic Experience

After many years of procrastinating, I finally decided to take my Open Water Course with the Dive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Fantastic dive team & sites

We dove w/ The "Big Fish" Dive Centre years ago and had such a wonderful experience we couldn't... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Amanda F
Phoenix, Arizona
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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 good8%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Po Box 142, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
Po Box 142, Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
+682 20 238
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

1  Thank ZigmundNZ
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

1  Thank Amanda F
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

1  Thank brookiechickie
Reviewed 18 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

Thank Suzincruz
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

Thank PennyH15
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

Thank Tim J
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Used this operator following recommendations from friends in Sydney and was not disappointed. All organised by email prior to arriving, good and quick communications all the way. Using their gear meant not over loaded on the flight but bought my own regs for comfort sake....More

Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

What a great experience, great diving, some awesome coral formations, a turtle, some laughs and a real good time. I'm a very nervous diver but the whole time I felt completely safe in the hands of the dive instructor. Even with the larger swell than...More

Thank WiseBlueGenie
Reviewed 15 April 2017

i booked into the dive center in advance befor our holiday along with many other acctivaties . the day after we landed on the island i phoned the big fish dive center to confirm the time of my dive only to be told that i...More

3  Thank Adam C
The_Dive_Centre, Owner at The Dive Centre - The Big Fish, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Kia Orana Adam, We are very sorry that you are disappointed which is understandable. I heard the first time about this as you called me so please let me explain our side of the story. Yes, you booked in advance by phone for Wednesday the...More

Reviewed 15 March 2017

I was tossing up whether to dive or not during my stay in Rarotonga because the snorkelling was so good. But I decided to pop in to the Dive Centre after a recommendation from the place I was staying at (The Black Pearl) and I...More

1  Thank JessieCl0ud
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