Adventure Cook Islands - Scuba diving in Rarotonga and hire
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On our bluewater spearfishing trips around Rarotonga we take you onboard our custom built Stabi-craft boat away from the reef into deep blue water. Several Fish Aggregating Devices (FADs – a float of some kind anchored to the ocean floor) are installed around the island which become artificial reefs with smaller fish. These fish can attract bigger fish which again can attract big predator fish like mahimahi, tuna, wahoo and marlin. The FADs are located some miles offshore in water several hundred meters deep. Using flashers (fish attracting device) we try to get the attention of these pelagics and lure them closer to us.
Our trips are only for the experienced bluewater hunter. You will need to bring your own gear (apart for weights of course) incl. your bluewater gun. We highly recommend to use two rubbers as single rubbers are usually not powerful enough. We will also take less experienced freedivers out, however some freediving and spearfishing experience is highly recommended and you should be very comfortable in deep, open water.
Depending on sea conditions, we will take you to FADs or along the reef drop offs. Our trips run either at 8 am or at 1 pm. Trip duration depends on sea and hunting conditions. Average trip duration is 2.5 to 4 hours.