Explore Aitutaki’s underwater world and dive in one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Meet Monty, one of our large local and friendly resident turtles, Frank the Napoleon Wrasse, the school of eagle rays, moray eels, and the beautiful variety of fish living in our reefs…
As the company director, my name Onu translates to “turtle” in English which of course, “turtles know the best diving spots”.
Our family business started back in 2004, where we returned from NZ to Paradise Aitutaki.
With the love of the sea, the peacefulness being out on the ocean, it was what drove me to make a career out of diving and continue my dive education & graduate as an SSI (Scuba Schools International) and PADI (Professional Association on Diving Instructors) Dive Instructor.
My wife Menema manages the dive shop, taking bookings and the retail side, you will also find her baking delicious goodies and firing up the espresso machine ready for our small “Bubbles2Go” café to open in time to greet our friendly customers.
Bubbles Below offers PADI & SSI dive courses for traveler’s that have spare time on their trip to Aitutaki and 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 DIVE page for more information.
Our line of work not only allows us to show divers Aitutaki’s marine life, but we also continue to be proactively involved in underwater environmental projects, working alongside several local and overseas agencies
(NGO) organisations i.e. (KOTO) Korero O’te Orau, (MMR) Ministry of Marine Resources, (NES) National Environment Services, (NAT GEO) National Geographic and Ocean Living Foundation, on coral monitoring projects and removal of the (COTS) Crown of Thorns Starfish from the reef.
We have worked alongside various world-renowned media production companies and have supported them with assembling equipment and props for scenes in various shooting locations either above or beneath the waters of Aitutaki. This includes the Air New Zealand safety briefing video (Supermodel’s edition), USA’s TV series Survivor Cook Islands, Diver magazine Japan, TV show World Summer Resorts Japan, NZ Fishing Programme -Outdoors with Geoff Thomas, NZ Herald and Tangaroa with Pio, Blueback yard etc. Our most recent highlight and a historical moment for not only Aitutaki but the Cook Islands, was being contracted in December 2019 to receive and bring ashore the Manaatua One Polynesia Submarine Fibre Optic Cable off the cable ship Reconnaissance. (Original cable route runs from NZ/Samoa/USA). Our link is from Samoa/Niue/Cook Islands/French Polynesia. See link https://www.capacitymedia.com/articles/3826021/the-manatua-one-polynesia-cable-now-rfs
If you are a media production company and are interested in filming on Aitutaki, please contact us for assistance!
Whatever your needs may be, we are certain we can make this work for your next trip to Aitutaki.