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Wreck of the Matai, Avarua

(3.7/5 based on 35 reviews on the web)
Teeming with colorful fish and other sea creatures, Wreck of the Matai offers swimmers and divers plenty to see and explore. The final resting place of SS Matai, a vessel that carried Model T cars when it sank here in 1916, the shipwreck now appears entirely integrated into the seascape. While you can view the wrecked ship from the coast, several options allow you to get up close and see the site from the water. Head out with a diving or submarine tour, or just swim out with snorkeling gear and reef shoes. Plan to see Wreck of the Matai and other attractions that appeal to you using our Rarotonga travel itinerary maker.
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  • The history of this was interesting to us... its something to see from the coast line... and a great spot to reflect on your visit  more »
  • I swam in fins, mask and snorkel. Many people swim out there au-naturel, but you need to be a strong swimmer for that. Don't forget, getting out there is only half the swim. You can climb up the boile...  more »
  • Turns out so long as the current isn't strong (which is not that often, and do check with local dive shops for advise on this), it's a very easy swim from the main harbour. I lost track of how many ti...  more »