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Frequently asked questions

Where do you dive?

We have dive sites all around the island and choose the best sites each day depending on weather conditions (mostly wind direction, but also swell.).

Where are the best sites?

We have a fantastic selection of different types of diving around Rarotonga, usually something to suit everyone. We are lucky to have drop-offs, wrecks, coral gardens, caves, swim-throughs and passages. The best coral gardens around Rarotonga are in the north, stunning (and sometimes exciting!) passages in the south, and cave systems around the west. We will endeavour to satisfy your curiosity (weather permitting!)

I want to book but not pay in advance

Unfortunately we have a limited number of spaces available on our boats for your safety and comfort. We are unable to secure your booking without payment/a deposit in advance on-line. The question is - why don't you want to pay and secure your booking, you did for your flights? If you think you may not show up on the day it's not fair to ask us to save you space.

Are the dives guided?

Yes, all our dives are guided by a professionally qualified Dive Master or Instructor (unless arranged in advance). We have the friendliest and most experienced dive guides on the island. Eric has been diving around Rarotonga for over 30 years!

What are we likely to see?

Well, that depends on the critters on the day! We can usually guarantee an abundance of beautiful reef fish, the occasional octopus, turtle, whitetip reef shark, spotted eagleray and pelagic such as tuna. With visibility oftern upwards of 30m, you don’t usually miss anything sneaking up behind you!

What’s the minimum number to run a trip?

For economic reasons, unfortunately we don’t normally run a trip with one customer. However, if you have booked on-line, a minimum of 7 days in advance, we will honour your booking and take you diving, even if it's just you.

When do you go out?

We run trips each morning and afternoon from Monday to Saturday, and on Sunday afternoons. In each half day we conduct two dives at different dive sites, with a surface interval (usually back on dry land) of about an hour.

What if it rains?

If it rains, you may as well be diving as you’re going to get wet! A day of rain doesn’t affect the diving conditions here, it has to rain heavily in Rarotonga for a couple of days before the visibility gets poor due to run-off into the lagoon and then the ocean. It also clears very quickly too due to us being isolated in a very big area of ocean.

How experienced are your staff

We have the highest level of experienced Instructors on the island. Ed's been teaching for over 20 years, first in the UK and for 15 years on Rarotonga. Karen's been teaching on Rarotonga for 10 years and taught over 900 students certification and over 7000 logged dives ! Paul, like Ed, started teaching in the UK and has now been teaching on Rarotonga for 5 years and has taught several hundred students. We do not have any new instructors, divemasters or trainees running trips. Blowing our own trumpet!?! Maybe! The important thing is that for your course, it'll be one of us and we do not use new inexperienced instructors to practice on you as a student!

What about standards of teaching?

Our top training standards have been recognised and we have been awarded three Certificates of excellence in recent years to acknowledge this. We have also been awarded a certificate for "Outstanding service to the dive industry"

What standard is your rental gear?

We continually update our rental equipment and service the gear on a regular basis. We also do our best to ensure that our customers look after the gear and inspect it so you don't get faulty gear the next day! We have analysed O2 clean air, cylinders hydrostatically tested and in date

How do you ensure dive safety?

We always man our boats with a first aid qualified skipper during your dives and have oxygen and first aid on board. Our dives are guided as standard so you'll be looked after in the water.

I/we struggle to get back on dive boats

Worried about getting back on the boat? We also have a ladder available on request on both boats!