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 Scuba Diving Aitutaki, Cook Islands.


Scuba Diving is something to be experienced by people of all ages and abilities, whether you're a novice or expert, Aitutaki holds something for you. Please come and join us for your Aitutaki, Cook Islands vacation. Below is Scuba info and equipment check.

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Visiting Aitutaki Lagoon, Cook Islands for your vacation is one of the best vacation destination decisions you may ever make. The Aitutaki lagoon is as idyllic a place as you will ever find; many poets and writers have spun thousands of lines describing its wonders and beauty. Matriki Beach Huts was built on the foundation that all people should be able to enjoy this splendor without the high costs associated with such remote travel. Aitutaki lagoon offers snorkeling, diving, fishing, whale watching, picnicking on beautiful beaches, sailing, kayaking, and much more. While snorkeling, you can view a myriad of colorful fish and see first-hand the giant clams of Aitutaki and the South Pacific; these clams are now protected in four separate reserves in the Aitutaki lagoon. Bone fishing is a thrill all its own - although we don't eat the fish they are truly a rush to stalk and catch. Fishing for pelagic species outside of the Aitutaki lagoon offers up Yellow Fin Tuna (Ahi), Dorado (dolphin fish), Wahoo, and array of jacks and snapper. Bring some of your catch back for the BBQ. At Matriki Beach Huts we practice fishing conservation - never kill what you can't eat in a few days, and never kill billfish.
The local Aitutaki scuba diving operators will safely show you some of the Cook Islands best diving; they are safe, reliable, and very knowledgeable. Matriki has hobies for hire, sail the Aitutaki lagoon and discover what all the fuss is about for yourself. Your hosts are always there to answer questions, take you on tours, sailing adventures, fishing trips, and more.















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Aitutaki lagoon

Today's water temp.

( 78 ) *F

( 26 ) *C




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Whether you're a beginner, advanced, rescue, divemaster or OWSI, (open water scuba instructor) Aitutaki, Cook Islands has something for your scuba diving pleasure.

If you're coming to Aitutaki as a first timer or someone who has thousands of dives under their belt you will be impressed by the clarity of the water and the beauty and variety of fish as well as the coral formations that the Aitutaki lagoon and outer reef have to offer. Matriki Beach Huts will get your dives arranged for you before your arrival upon request.

We can set you up with an extremely safe and knowledgeable local operator that has been diving Aitutaki for some time. Come and enjoy the wonderful diving the Cook Islands have to offer.


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Scuba diving check list.


1. Important ID & Documents
Have the necessary documents and identification before you get to the dive shop or location.
* Personal Identification (i.e. your drivers license)
* Certification card (C-card)
* Dive log and pen
* Dive tables
* Gear checklist


2. Scuba Gear Checklist
Your scuba gear checklist should be used before the dive to make sure you have the necessary equipment and after the dive to make sure you haven't lost anything.
* Gear Bag
* Mask
* Snorkel and keeper
* Fins
* Booties, (gloves and hood optional)
* Wetsuit
* Weights and weight belt
* BCD Buoyancy Compensator Device
* Regulator and Alternate/Secondary Regulator (octopus)
* Air Tank
* Alternate Air Source (optional)
* Dive Knife
* Dive Light
* Dive Flag
* Underwater Camera
* Dive Watch
* Dive Computer


3. Save a Dive Kit
Your kit should include first aid and gear repair items.
* First Aid Kit
* Seasickness medication
* Strong SPF sunscreen (40+ SPF)
* Anti-fog for masks
* Spare straps for fins and masks
* Extra flashlight batteries
* Replacement O-rings


4. Comfort Items
The list of comfort items will make your time on the boat more relaxing and enjoyable.
* Towel
* Dry clothing
* Hat
* Jacket
* Bottled water
* Healthy snacks (i.e. fruits and vegetables)
* Sunglasses
* Comb or brush
* Bathroom kit


Scuba diving is swimming underwater while using self-contained breathing equipment.

By carrying a source of compressed air, the scuba diver is able to stay underwater longer than with the simple breath-holding techniques used in Snorkeling and Free-diving, and is not hindered by air-lines to a remote air source. The scuba diver typically swims underwater by using fins attached to the feet. However, some divers also move around with the assistance of a DPV (Diver Propulsion Vehicle), commonly referred to as a "scooter", or by using surface-tethered devices called sleds, which are pulled by a boat.

The term SCUBA arose during World War II and originally referred to USA combat frogmen's oxygen rebreathers, developed by Dr. Christian Lambertsen for underwater warfare. Today, scuba typically usually refers to the in-line open-circuit equipment, developed by Emile Gagnan and Jacques-Yves Cousteau, in which compressed gas (usually air) is inhaled from a tank and then exhaled into the water. However, rebreathers (both semi-closed circuit and closed circuit) are also self-contained systems (as opposed to surface-supplied systems) and are therefore classified as scuba.

Although the word 'SCUBA' is an acronym for "Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus", it has also become acceptable to refer to scuba as 'scuba equipment' or 'scuba apparatus.

Scuba diving may not be for everyone, is seems its a love it or don't really care for it sport.

Diving the Aitutaki lagoon and the Cook Islands is certainly a great place to get your feet wet, if your thinking of taking up diving.

The clear, shallow, sheltered waters of Aitutaki lagoon provide for a safe and controlled environment for beginners, with little to no currents and warm comfortable water.

You can stay in your comfort zone diving Aitutaki and still have the pleasure of world class diving and fish viewing. Let Matriki Beach Huts help organize your next diving trip or get you started on your open water certification course.



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