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Born in the Southwest, raised in the Northwest, I have called the South Pacific home for nearly 30 years. I founded J2 Travels in the late 1990s to share our knowledge with other like minded travelers – remembering always, that the joy is in the journey. I currently live on Maui, I'm endorsed by IATA, and am a member of the Fiji, Tahiti and New Zealand Tourism Boards.

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Lagoon Dive

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Lagoon Dive - Dive Centre.

Dive in 1-3 meters in the fish filled sheltered marine reserve for approximately 40-50 minutes.
You will receive an introductory lesson (how to use your equipment) from one of our experienced professionals here in our dive centre. You will learn how to communicate under water, then be kitted out with scuba gear and walk into the lagoon for a safe entry to the underwater world.

Aroa Marine Reserve also has some of the best coral on the island and you will see a huge variety of tropical fish-up close and personal.

After your first breath under water, we swim out to the reef where you will be on one of the best spots on the island. There you will have 45-50 minutes just to relax, watch and get comfortable with your equipment….

If you love this, your instructor will ask you if you want to do a dive of the boat. Then you have to do some skills to be prepared for deeper water.

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Lagoon Dive Video

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Experience the magic of diving in Rarotonga's clear, warm waters with fantastic visibility and diversity of marine life which makes it excellent for diving and snorkeling. Or if you've never been diving before they are a full service dive operation who can cater for all your needs and take you out for your first bubbles.
Either if you explore the abundant fish variety of the lagoon right across the road in the Aroa Marine Reserve as a snorkeler or diver or if you take a trip outside the reef you will feel the difference that Rarotonga and The Big Fish has to offer.

If you are diving with them, they guarantee you a personalized, relaxed atmosphere. They have time for their guests, either if you just rent equipment, do your dive course, a dive trip or just pop in for a coffee. Most of their guests come into their shop as customers and leave as friends.

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