some facts about us

Dive Aitutaki

Come diving in one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Get up close to the friendly local underwater turtles, moray eels, and the thousands of fish living in our reefs.

Our family business started back in 2004. We offer PADI dive courses for travellers that have spare time on their trip to Aitutaki that would like to complete their open water certification. Another primary service we offer is Discover dives for those who have never tried it before and wish to experience Aitutaki’s underwater world. Please see our Services page for more information.

We have been working with film crews and other media companies and supporting them in their work. For example we have help setup equipment for scenes in various shooting locations either above or underwater in Aitutaki. This includes the Air New Zealand safety briefing, USA Survivor Cook Islands, NZ Herald and Tangaroa with Pio. If you are a media company who are interested to film here, then we are able to help you out.

As the company owner, my name Onu translates to mean turtle in English. So it coincides with my hobbies. I started out snorkelling & diving with mates back in the mid 90’s in New Zealand. I loved it soo much that I continued my dive education & qualified as a SSI(Scuba Schools International) dive instructor. After this I continued through & crossed over to PADI(Professional Association of Diving Instructors). I have achieved the rating of PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Our shop will be relocating to our new premises beside the wharf in the main town of Arutanga soon.

Whatever your needs are, we are sure we can make this work for your next trip to Aitutaki. Please give us a call when you arrive in Aitutaki and leave it to us to fulfil your diving goals whilst in Aitutaki. Here is a link to an example of a dive we took one of our clients on  –

“Take only Memories, Leave only Bubbles”

meet our team


Company Director/Retail
I love hearing about participants diving experience and mentioning about meeting our big & friendly turtles.
Menema <br/> Hewett


Padi & SSI Dive Instructor #491222/#1626
Its great meeting people from all over the world and from different walks of life, plus showing them Aitutaki’s underwater world. I love...
Onu <br/> Hewett

Happy clients about us

Oh man! Oh man! Diving in Aitutaki is a great experience along with your new dive staff. The toasties are last years things, now its all about your new hot crew workers. Hot temperatures & warm waters is what my family came for, but for me I was excited to come because I heard you have a new hottie in town, although I loved to dive to see your friendly turtles and big fat delicious Napoleon fish…Too bad I don’t eat fish! Its been 3 years diving with you & your dive operation is a must thing to do, not only because of your new attractive hot sexy crew workers, but its because everyone involved in your diving has a great experience. I would keep coming back here yearly because that’s how much I enjoyed diving with you & your hot crew member Polly (30 November 2016).

Jay BodinoSan Clemente, California, USA

Just finished my PADI open water course. Most amazing scenery underwater. I couldn't believe how beautiful the reef was. The visibility was exceptional; the fish were almost as friendly as the dive team. Saw 3 big turtles and many varieties of fish. Thanks to everyone involved, it has been a special time (24 February 2017)

TahiNew Zealand

Really enjoyed my 2 dives on Aitutaki "Frank the Napoleon". WOW. The staff were fantastic thank you (1 June 2016).

Robb AndersonLos Angeles, CA, USA

Awesome time on our first dive. Great staff. We saw huge turtles and touched it. Definitely a highlight of our honeymoon so far! Thanks heaps for the toasties! (4 March 2017)

Iain and Tania WalkerWellington, New Zealand

Bubbles Below is by far the most friendliest and professional scuba diving centre on Aitutaki. Thanks for the diving - but a major thanks goes to the mother and calf humpback whales that we saw. What an absolute privilege it was to see them in their world and not on TV. We also saw fantastic turtles and eagle rays. Cheers for the amazing diving and fun !! (2014)

David & EmmaYorkshire, United Kingdom

Onu and Uta, our hosts make an awesome team. Today was incredible.... great guiding, superb boat support, great surface interval with coconut and groovy music. And what about the whale ! The swarm of graceful eagle rays ! Memories etched in my brain. Thanks guys- you da best !!!! (Helen Kettles - Wellington, New Zealand - 2015)

Helen KettlesWellington, New Zealand

Unbelievable, awesome and indescribable !!!!!!!! Whale, massive turtle, school of eagle rays. Best dives in the Cook Islands, and one of the best dives in my diving career !!! (February 2016)

Rob GeversThe Netherlands