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Turtle at Arbuthnotts, Cook Islands dive site - Courtesy of Malik Chibah

Giant clam at Arbuthnotts, Cook Islands dive site - Courtesy of Malik Chibah

Christmas tree worm at Arbuthnotts, Cook Islands dive site - Courtesy of Malik Chibah

Scuba Diving in Rarotonga, the Cook Islands

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Site: Arbuthnotts

Location: Rarotonga

Description: Reef

Depth: 31 metres (102 feet)

Visibility: 40 metres (130 feet)

Rating: ***

Arbuthnotts is a reef pitted with sandy channels that leads to a steep drop off. In one of the coral gullies there were two white tip reef sharks about 2 metres long. After seeing these I turned around to see a big napoleon wrasse out in the blue. As I headed back into the sandy lagoon I spotted a black juvenile lionfish.

Rik Vercoe, BSAC Advanced Instructor



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