SCUBA DIVE TRIPS IN RAROTONGA, COOK ISLANDS

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Daily dive excursions for qualified divers to Rarotonga’s best dive sites.

Whitetip Reef SharkWe offer daily scuba dive tours seven days a week to the best dive sites around Rarotonga, departing either at 8:00 am or 12:30 pm. Most of the time we go out for two dives; however we also do single dives. Trip duration is around 4 hours for a two tank dive or 2.5 hours for single dives.

All scuba diving is done off our custom built 5.3m Stabi-craft aluminium dive boat. We keep our groups small so we can cater for the individual needs of our guests. The maximum number of divers per group is 5 plus our guide.

We make sure that we are always well within dive table limits. Due to the bottom composition on Rarotonga it is possible to do multilevel dives on most sites, which extends our bottom time drastically. Thus your dive time is usually only limited by your air supply and how fast you use it.

Scuba diving in Rarotonga is generally very easy. After many years of diving Rarotonga ‘s reefs we have found the best ways to dive our sites. Even the more advanced sites in Rarotonga can be dived by the majority of divers, as long as they follow our dive guide’s instructions. We will make every effort to accommodate your scuba diving requirements while you are in the Cook Islands and we will make the final decision where to dive based on your dive Scuba dive Rarotongaexperience level rather than just on your dive qualification (of course we require some kind of dive certification). The amount of diving you have done so far can tell us more about your dive abilities than just the certification.

The choice of dive sites depends on sea conditions and individual needs. Sea conditions around Rarotonga vary dramatically. If the wind blows from the north, the south is sheltered and we launch the boat and dive off Rarotonga‘s south coast, if it blows from the south, we go to the north etc. This way we can dive most times and it keeps the boat rides short, usually between 5 and 15 minutes. There are five boat passages (gaps in the reef) on Rarotonga, of which we use three: Avatiu in the north (main harbour of Rarotonga), Rutaki in the south and Avana in the east.

SAFETY FIRST

  • All tour guides are trained in first aid
  • Lifejackets available for all sea adventure tours
  • Boat is equipped with VHF radio and mobile phone
  • Oxygen on board for all dive trips
  • All dive guides are experienced PADI Dive Masters or Instructors
  • Boat handlers are experienced and qualified skippers

 

 

 

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