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“Friendliest Dive Centre in the Cook Islands”

We are the leading certifying dive centre in the country, offering a wide range of internationally-recognised diving courses and qualifications.

At Dive Rarotonga we offer quality diving in a fun, safe atmosphere — so whether these are your first bubbles, you are already qualified, or you want to progress your professional diving career, we have dives to suit you!

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Why dive with us?

  • Boats manned while you dive
  • NO trainees running boats
  • Qualified boat skippers
  • New and serviced gear
  • Safe surface intervals
  • Air analysed IANTD 02 clean
  • Good length, SAFE dive times
  • NO Trainee staff
  • Drivers have PSV licences
  • Only the BEST dive sites
  • All dives Instructor-led
  • Maximum of six certified divers
  • NO learners on certified dives
  • Dive computers available for hire
  • Full safety gear including Life Jackets
  • NEW 5 mm long suits available

PADI Open Water Diver course: NZ$745

Includes full PADI materials and certification fee
Online training

Four days is all you need to complete your PADI Open Water Diver course with us. Learn the theory online, in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace, before you travel. Then use your precious vacation time developing your diving skills in the water with us, rather than sitting behind a desk!

More Open Water Diver course information

Dive “Evolution”

Dive from our 7.5 m dive boat named “Evolution”, designed by a New Zealand marine architect in conjunction with real divers to suit all your diving needs. “Evolution” was built with safety and comfort in mind: the hull has pontoons that reduce roll, comfortable seating, tank racks and hand rails.

There is a safe swim platform at the back for your giant stride entries and a large ladder with handrails to make getting back aboard just as easy. Apparently, when it comes to boarding ladders — size does matter!

Our boats are also equipped with standard safety gear, and we have GPS, marine VHF, EPIRB, life-jackets, oxygen and first-aid on board.

Our boats are manned while you dive

We man our boats on every single dive with a qualified Boatmaster while you are underwater. Our skippers are also rescue-trained and are all experienced, highly qualified Instructors. Their job, for your safety, is to keep watch while you are guided underwater by a second Instructor.

Qualified staff only — no trainees

We guarantee it will not be a trainee driving or manning the boat while you dive.