The Prepare dinner Islands are named after the primary European to land there within the 18th century, Captain Prepare dinner. They’re now an impartial state with a small inhabitants and are fiercely protecting of their wealthy cultural heritage. So far as diving goes, Prepare dinner island diving is good for newcomers and though not very difficult for seasoned divers, nonetheless provides lovely marine life, heat waters all 12 months and luxurious rainforests and streams on the island for above-the-sea adventures.
Rarotonga is the most important of the Prepare dinner Islands and the title appropriately means ‘down south’. Regardless of being the most important island, it’s nonetheless tiny and you may full the island circuit by automotive in underneath an hour. Rarotonga provides the most effective of each worlds, as it’s fringed by miles of sandy seashores and coral reefs and inland are enigmatic misty and luxurious mountains. If ‘tropical paradise’ springs to thoughts, you are not far off, as it’s located simply contained in the tropic of Capricorn and the water temperature fluctuates between a temperate 23 levels Celsius and a heat 30 levels in summer time, offering you with the proper local weather in your Prepare dinner Island diving journey.
Prepare dinner Island diving consists of principally simple and relaxed reef diving, though there are some wreck diving alternatives. Rarotonga is surrounded by a lagoon which supplies a super surroundings for snorkelling. In case you enterprise past the lagoon, you’ll encounter extra thrilling dives because the Prepare dinner Islands are dwelling to many underwater caves, canyons and tunnels. The island is greatest prevented from November to March in the course of the cyclone season however July to October are the best months for visiting, as it’s humpback whale season. Whereas diving within the Prepare dinner Islands you’re certain to come across quite a lot of marine life, together with magnificent mantra rays, barracudas and marlin, in addition to Spanish dancers, sailfish and turtles. The quite a few species of coral are sadly underneath invasion from damaging crown of thorn starfish however current culling has confirmed to achieve success.
Prepare dinner Island diving has rather a lot to supply and is ideal for these on their first diving vacation; PADI programs are additionally obtainable on the island. For the intrepid explorers amongst you, the Prepare dinner Islands provide miles of unexplored territory and abandoned tropical forests. You may fly to the airport at Rarotonga and from there discover the smaller islands by cruise or constitution.