Adventure Cook Islands Centre de Plongée et Location
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to use scuba? Or have you scuba dived before but never got around to do your dive certification course?
Scuba diving used to be a sport for the fittest and toughest of men only. Not anymore… As long as you can swim and snorkel, are reasonably healthy and not pregnant, you can give scuba diving a go. And with Adventure Cook Islands in Rarotonga, it’s easier than ever to take your first breaths underwater. Experience the marine world up close and personal and discover the many wonderful creatures that inhabit Rarotonga‘s marine ecosystem – no prior diving experience required!
Our professional team of PADI Divemasters and Instructors will take you on your first journey under water.
Your initial introduction dive in Rarotonga is a Lagoon Dive, during which you will learn the basics of scuba diving. You will have a lot of fun and explore the magnificent underwater world on a tour inside the safety of Rarotonga‘s Aroa rā‘ui (Marine Reserve). The Aroa Marine Reserve is literally right in front of our dive centre.
Starting at our PADI dive center in Aroa, you will fill out a form and get geared up. We will then explain to you all the important things that you need to know including equipment use, dive communication, basic dive skills and the marine world.
After this 30 to 40 minute presentation we kit up and walk across the road and straight into the Aroa lagoon.
The depth inside the lagoon varies between 1 and 3 metres, which means that you will feel safe at all times. Our dive instructors will look after you while you explore the wonders of the marine reserve on a 45 minutes tour.
The entire Lagoon Introduction Dive in Rarotonga takes about two hours. Depending on the tides, we conduct Introduction Lagoon Dives either at 9 am or 2 pm.
Prerequisites to participate in our introduction lagoon dive in Rarotonga is to be healthy (no pre-existing medical condition), not pregnant, be able to swim and you must be comfortable in using basic snorkel gear (mask, snorkel and fins).
Once you have completed the initial intro lagoon dive in Rarotonga with us, there is also the option to join us on one or more open water Discover Scuba Dives in Rarotonga. These PADI Discover Scuba Dives are off the boat in open water outside the lagoon. If you would like to dive a bit deeper and increase your chances of seeing bigger fish or other marine animals like turtles, our open water Discover Scuba Dive(s) in Rarotonga are the way to go.
On our Discover Scuba Dives in Rarotonga we will take you onboard our Stabi-craft dive boat to one of our many dive sites around Rarotonga. Discover Scuba Dives in Rarotonga are limited to 12 meters and a PADI Instructor will be with you the entire dive while you explore Rarotonga’s outer reef and it’s inhabitants.
We conduct open water Discover Scuba Dives either at 8 am or at 12:30 pm.
If you wish to do a Discover Scuba Dive after the initila Lagoon Dive, you can either do this on the same day – Lagoon Dive in the morning and Discover Scuba Dive in the afternoon – or you can split it up over two days.
To participate in our Open Water Discover Scuba Dives, you need to have either:
– recently completed our Introduction Lagon Dive or
– you need to have completed a PADI Discover Scuba Dive within the last 12 months AND been registered with the dive association (PADI) by your instructor.