Rarotonga is skirted by a small lagoon with good snorkel and dive opportunities but the really great sites are just over the edge of the reef. There are little or no currents and surge, comfortable dives and a world of Blue to explore.
Rarotonga’s greatest claim to diving is the visibility which has to be seen to be believed, it is very rare not to see the surface on any dive (unless you’re in a cave!) with visibility ranging from 25 metres on a bad day to 60 to 70 metres on a good day.
Each of the sides of the island, North, South, East and West offer a distinct dive environment and have their own personality with three dimensional terrains, plunging walls, and shallow outcrops all within easy distance of each other.
All manner of things await the diver in Rarotonga. The naturalist will see fish life in their natural environment ranging from colorful parrot fish, Wrasses, Lionfish, Grouper, Angelfish Surgeons and more. Sharks, Turtles and Rays frequent particular sites and for those lucky enough Humpback Whales can cruise overhead or be seen breaching during a surface interval.
And for those who love the feeling of being on the edge of the world Rarotonga offers epic drop offs. From 30meters you can see the beginnings of a drop towards 2km. Night diving couldn’t be easier with great visibility, no currents and smooth surfaces. All the diver has to do is shine the torch and let the search for the small colorful things begin.
The Dive Centre provides the perfect place to experience your diving adventure. For first timers, whether you choose to Discover SCUBA or complete the PADI Open Water Diver Course, your first dive experience will be amongst friendly people in easy conditions and the great visibility and warm water is bound to get you hooked on diving. For certified divers looking to advance there are plenty of adventure dives just a short boat ride away, including wrecks, caverns, deep terrain and night diving spots. Training is also available up to the rescue and leadership levels with just a little study and some great diving.
Whatever your choice there is something for everyone at The Dive Centre.
The staff at Sea Change Villas are only too happy to help assist you with any diving enquiries.