We would like to share some adventures you may wish to include during your next visit. This month’s update is on the unseen adventures to be had underwater, as not all of the Cook Islands’ bountiful beauty is to be enjoyed on land. The outer reef surrounding Rarotonga could be described as one of the best-kept secrets from the wider diving community.
It offers an exciting variety of sub-aquatic visitors including whales, hammerhead sharks, grey and white tip reef sharks, green and hawksbill turtles, and even game fish. Colourful tropical reef fish of every variety, with a few local species thrown in for good measure, plus the occasional whale shark, all prove to be excellent photographic subjects.
Endless opportunities for both novice and experienced underwater camera buffs exist during every dive and subject matter ranges from micro to mammoth. Most divers find 3mm short wetsuits are enough protection through the cooler months, while during the summer divers experience the freedom of diving in just a swimsuit.
All dive locations are within an easy 15 minute boat ride from the launch site. Enthusiast’s needs are well catered for on Rarotonga with multiple companies offering daily dive trips and a comprehensive range of internationally recognised diving certification courses. Our guest services team can assist with booking your underwater adventure during your next visit with us.