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The Dive Centre - The Big Fish

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Aroa Beach, Cook Islands
About The Dive Centre - The Big Fish
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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Frankie wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Have been for three trips to Raro, and use The Big Fish each time, always a great experience. Varied dives, from lovely 'sand rivers' flowing out from the coral barrier reef, to coral caves, several smaller wrecks, turtles every visit, whales a few times, the life is amazing. Can't wait for this lockdown BS to end so I can go back.
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Date of experience: February 2020
BiljanaSoleil wrote a review Mar 2020
Newcastle, Australia8 contributions9 helpful votes
We were so lucky to have chosen the Big Fish for our diving experience. They were fantastic! Professional, friendly and knowledgeable. We had the best weather conditions too, which made a difference. All of the staff were great, especially Alex, who made sure that we were all comfortable and looked after.
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Date of experience: March 2020
TripDesigns wrote a review Dec 2019
Mission Viejo, California6 contributions8 helpful votes
I can't compare this dive shop with others as my first ever lagoon dive was with Big Fish. I first had into to gear at resort pool with shop owner. She took her time to explain all the parts and technical details of equipment. Next day I went with Alex to lagoon. Water conditions were not great. Very strong current was pushing us to shore but once she realized that i was comfortable swimming with the gear, she took me to another end of the lagoon and I had an amazing hour of underwater sightseeing. It was the most magical experience.
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Date of experience: November 2019
Jasper V wrote a review Nov 2019
Grimsby, Canada99 contributions49 helpful votes
The Dive Centre is a small well run, safety oriented, self sufficient operation. Sabina runs the office with Sasha who captains the boat and maintains the equipment. They have great equipment, an excellent boat and emphasize safety in all aspects of their operation. I did 8 dives on 4 trips with Alex. Aussie Alex from Perth is the prettiest Dive-master I have ever had, but make no mistake she is all about safety from pre-dive plan to post-dive debriefing. The boat can handle more that 6 divers but that is the limit. Sasha picked the dive sites and stays in the boat for safety while we dove. Alex was patient with all the divers on each dive and allowed us to roam around while ensuring we stayed on route. I photographed turtles, lionfish, a reef shark and so many other fish and coral formations it was incredible.Back at the shop Alex reviewed not only the dive data but also what we had seen because you tend to forget when overwhelmed with sights. All-in-all great dives with great divers and a great dive operation.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Rob Brynda wrote a review Nov 2019
Denver, Colorado5 contributions
We had an awesome time diving with The Big Fish. Staff and owners are friendly, helpful, and took great care of us from reserving our requested dives online to getting fitted with gear a day early. We dove 2 days and visited 4 dive sites with amazing coral growth and unique marine life at each location. They were also very child friendly and our 12 year old had a great time. Would definitely recommend diving Rarotonga with them!
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Date of experience: October 2019