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“Absolutely fantastic”
Review of Dive Rarotonga

Dive Rarotonga
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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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Port Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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“Absolutely fantastic”
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Did four dives with these guys - two in the South Passages and two in the North of the island. Saw beautiful coral gardens, turtles and eagle rays. No need for a wetsuit! great visibility and fantastic divers. Special thanks to Charles, the local divemaster.

Visited January 2012
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portland, oregon
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great people, great instruction”
Reviewed 2 February 2012

We went to Dive Rarotonga as a referral to finish our open water scuba certification. Karen was very welcoming and put us at ease immediately. We did a refresher in the on-site pool there with Karen and then did our open water instruction with Paul. Paul is very personable and friendly. He gave clear instructions, made sure we were comfortable with all of the skills, and offered helpful tips. He was very patient and professional. Great group of people and fun!

Visited January 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

We did our Open Water qualification with Karen and Ed last year. My wife was a bit hesitant to start off with, but their professionalism and thoroughness set her mind at ease and we both really enjoyed ourselves.

Teaching wise they made sure we were confident in our knowledge and skills before going further, which is just what we needed. Gear was top notch. And of course the diving was spectacular.

Can't wait to return for another dive..

Visited August 2011
1 Thank charles83-nz
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Helsinki, Finland
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2012

Absolutely the best! Have no doubts, book a dive course with Dive Rarotonga's professional staff. We did the four day PADI Oper Water Diver and now the cards in our hands we can proudly say, we did it with the helping hands of Karen and Paul! We can without any doubts sincerely recommend Dive Rarotonga to anybody who is thinking of taking a scuba dive lessons or wanting to have the PADI Open Water Diver. Dive Rarotonga is reasonably priced and the staff (let’s face it goods are never the cheapest – nor in this case the most expensive) very professional, helpful and above all very nice people. Our best wishes to Karen and Paul and all the others in Dive Rarotonga!

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Visited January 2012
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Absolutely brilliant”
Reviewed 17 January 2012

I took a two dive trip one afternoon, and rented most of my gear with these guys. They are extremely professional through and through and very friendly (even when I called them by the wrong names!). They only take small groups out and safety is a high priority. Rental gear is maintained to a high standard.
I saw other dive operators out on the water where the spotter was more keen on topping off their tan than looking after their charges, not so with these guys, someone was always looking out for me whether I was under the water or surfacing. Will recommend to friends. 5 stars!!!!

Visited January 2012
Thank Dan H
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