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Papua Passage

The passage at the dive site is traditionally known as Avaiti. You will start your dive on the outer coral reef and make your way through the passage into the lagoon. Avaiti is considered the shallowest and shortest among the south-coast passages, offering a unique diving experience with its steep walls, swim-throughs, and light-filled caverns.

Divers frequently encounter turtles and whitetip reef sharks in this area. Additionally, the site is home to a curious group of giant resident star puffer fish. The fish life here is vibrant and diverse, thanks to the presence of strong currents that enhance the underwater ecosystem.

Avaiti is an ideal dive spot for both beginner and advanced divers. With a maximum depth of 18 meters and good visibility of 20 meters, divers of all levels will have the opportunity to explore this beautiful dive site in the Cook Islands. Located near Ara Tapu, Takitumu, Rarotonga, the site offers convenient access for divers eager to explore the underwater wonders of the Cook Islands.

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

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Overview of Papua Passage

Depth:18m
Visibility: 0m - 20m
Experience level:
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