5 Days – July 26 to July 30th
includes dives & accommodation ONLY $1275
The Destination – Rarotonga
The Cook Islands with stunning mountainous peaks, glorious beaches, lush tropical gardens and turquoise lagoons, still remains largely unspoilt by tourism and relatively undiscovered as a diving destination.
The Cook Islands have no large resorts or hotels, but a selection of accommodation from simple beach huts to luxurious villas. There are numerous local restaurants offering a charming dining experience.
A slow pace of life, friendly people, hiking, snorkeling, diving and just lazing around, there is plenty to recommend the Cook Islands.
This is a perfect destination to unwind, relax & kick back – enjoying a tropical island location.
Join New Zealand Diving on our international destination to Rarotonga. If you would like to know more contact us 09422 3599
Rarotonga offers a great destination for those who wish to mix good diving with a relaxed, south seas vacation. Isolated by thousands of square miles of ocean, Rarotonga’s fringing reef is washed by the clean, clear waters of the South Pacific.
The reef is characterised by a gently sloping plateau out to about 30m / 100ft, where the reef steepens and ‘drops off’ into the abyss. There is a variety of terrain and fish life at different parts of the reef and with over 30 dive sites there are plenty of options to keep you interested.
The south side of the island is characterised by a shallow lagoon which empties to the ocean by passages or passes. These passages offer exciting canyon like dives with sharks, rays and turtles often present. Access to these is only by boat and we dive them from the outside of the reef.
The north coast of the island has the most coral cover with huge Porites bommies mushrooming up and forming overhangs and gullies. Turtles, Napoleon Wrasse and the myriad of reef dwellers can be easily approached on this coast offering great interactions and opportunities for photography.
There are a few wide sandy runoffs located on the northern side of the island, a favourite resting place of white tip reef sharks. The drop off is also accessible and looking from 30m / 100ft to depths of over 80m / 250ft can make your heart flutter.
The package includes seven dives (tanks & weights), one of which is a night dive. Gear hire is optional, whose of you who have your own may wish to take it or alternately we have high quality rental gear available.
Rarotonga bungalows are the perfect choice for a relaxed holiday: award-winning accommodation Rarotonga bungalows. Feed the fish from your Rarotonga beach bungalows; go body-boarding at the beach by your Rarotonga beach house; fish in the lagoon by your Rarotonga bungalows and beach-walk from your Rarotonga beach bach.
Located in the divine Vaimaanga area with the ocean and mountain views. The beach is right outside your door & walking distance from nearby shops.
The complex has a variety of rooms available, catering for up to 12 people comprising of 2, 3 & single person options.
Amenities & Details:
Alarm Clock | Books | Cooker | Housekeeping
Optional | Internet Access | Kettle
Linens Provided | Local Guides & Maps |
Outdoor Dining Area | Patio | Porch
Refrigerator | Safe | Telephone | Toaster |
Towels Provided | Washer
The Cost includes $1275NZ. 5 day – 4 nights
Excludes flights, airport & local taxes, food, transport to/from airports.
Flights are currently available on Air NewZealand for $642 return including luggage allowance. Please contact us for flight details.
NOT CERTIFIED TO DIVE? WHY NOT TAKE YOUR OPEN WATER COURSE OR OTHER LEVELS WHILST THERE!
If you are interested in learning to dive talk to us about the courses we can run from you while in Rarotonga