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M.V. Mataora

The MV Mataora, a purposely sunken outer island cargo schooner, offers a captivating diving experience in Rarotonga, Cook Islands. Resting at a depth of 10 to 18 meters, this 300-ton vessel, which was originally 45 meters long, provides an intriguing exploration opportunity for beginners and seasoned divers alike. Despite being ravaged by tropical cyclones over the years, the bow and stern of the wreck remain recognizable amidst the wreckage.

Aside from the mesmerizing wreck itself, the surrounding reef boasts an abundance of stunning hard coral structures, making it a haven for underwater enthusiasts. Divers frequent this site not only for the intriguing marine life but also for the opportunity to spot lionfish in their natural habitat.

Located close to the Ministry of Health in Avarua, Te-Au-O-Tonga, diving at the MV Mataora promises exceptional visibility, reaching up to 29 meters, allowing divers to fully immerse themselves in the underwater wonders of Cook Islands.

With its rich history, fascinating wreckage, and vibrant marine ecosystem, the MV Mataora dive site offers an unforgettable experience for divers of all levels. So grab your gear and embark on an adventure to discover the hidden treasures beneath the crystal-clear waters of Rarotonga.

Last updated: 8 mo. ago - Oct 3, 2023

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Overview of M.V. Mataora

Depth:18m
Visibility: 0m - 29m
Experience level:
beginner

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