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When you know what you want from scuba-diving Fiji, or if you know the areas well, choose from the quicklinks at the top right. New to Fiji, or want an overall view, check out this great brochure from Tourism Fiji. It is a great (and cheaper) place to study in Fiji for all types of divers, even those who are not yet trained.
Fiji scuba skiing is approachable and secure, in a land where you can easily journey with very kind souls. It is also simple to mix some of the best dives in the Caribbean with a relaxing vacation for the whole group. Fiji is a volcanically endemic area, with large barriere cliffs in addition to the fringe corals that surround many of the archipelago, such as the Great Sea Reef which is the third biggest of its kind in the northern hemisphere, the Great Astrolabe Ref to the southern hemisphere, another one known for its pelagic characteristics, and the Malolo Accelerated Reaef, which makes the Mamanuca Archipelago a shelter.
Fiji has deep blue sea on one side of these cliffs and warm, shallow sea on the other, offering spot areas where you can go diving with sharks and snorkeling with mantas. Snorkellers can even see colorful coral that are usually just a few meters from the shore.
Considered'the softspot city of the world', Fiji's 1000 km of corals make it one of the most colorful corals in the whole wide open - its world-famous Rainbow Reef is rightly known as such. Divers of all levels can dive from the beginner divers at the island rim reef to the highly skilled and demanding but massive 25m long corals like in Vatu-i-ra and Taveuni's Great White Wall.
Every region of Fiji has its own personality and water supply. Luckily, there are wallet sized destinations around the 333 island island island island group, as well as a range of liveaboard and small cruisers that offer off-shore scuba dives at some of the best locations in Fiji.
Explore the various sites and then delve deeply into the area to see who can take you there and where you can spend the night. The Fiji Islands, an island in Melanesia in the South Pacific, is located 3,300 km eastwards of Cairns and 2,000 km northwards of New Zealand and only 3 flight-hours away from Sydney.
Most of the time you will be staying in a one way or another resorts (or on board a diving safari boat or small cruiser). It can be a dive-focused resource, a resource with its own "dive shop", or a resource managed by a resident diving store or other resorts.
When you are not spending the night in a spa, whether on holiday or with your company, there are still many opportunities for scuba dives, especially in the Denarau area, where scuba divers depart every daily. When it comes to scuba-diving Fiji is not a backlog. Divecenters are accredited, usually PADI or SSI, and most of them are skilled in Discover Scuba Divers and Open Water and SSI.
The majority of divers - mainly Fijians, but not always - stay at a particular base for a while, so you will be very well informed about the areas where they div. Every area has a variety of destinations and bases to fit your budgets. So, pick a location according to what you want to see and then pick a place that offers you the type of scuba at the desired rate.
Please also note some of the other recreational opportunities available at each of the resorts. There are some that provide endless snorkeling right on the shore - others don't. When you are in a resource, it can be hard to get hold of water-based activity that is not provided by that area. When you are looking for a dive safari in Fiji, you have the choice of three, and Capt. Cook Creises Fiji also offers scuba on board their small cruise liner MV Reef Endeavour.
From Suva, the Fiji aggressor takes only 5 luxury twin-cabs through the Koro Sea via the Namena Marine Reserve to Blight Water on his week-long route, which features a walk around the town and a meal. Capt. Cook Creises Fiji has a crew of divers on the boat and provides scuba dives on all his routes every day.
Several routes are available that contain the'4 Cultures Cruise' with the best places Vanua Levu has to choose from, among them the Great Sea Reef, the Rainbow Reef and the Namena Marine Reserve, and the Lau and Kadavu Discovery Cruise, which also contains scuba in Somosomo Strait, scuba in the secluded Lau Group and Kadavu.
Learn more about how scubaiving on a small cruiser works. In order to search our selection of bases and resort sites, please choose your preferred area and you will find them all sorted by area. In the following you will find a complete listing of Fiji submersibles that we can advise you on. There' is an astonishing diversity of dives in all Fiji areas.
Take a look at Fiji in the Google Map sateview and you will see the 1,000 km of reefs: fringe and barriere coral corals and lagoons - the contours of the old Fiji-volcanos. We present the highlights of each of the regions that are working around the Fijian archipelago from above in a simple counterclockwise direction.
Fiji's north shore is often called the Sunny Coastline, but scuba diver know Rakiraki, home of some diving destinations, and the concepts Bligh Water - the water between Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, and Vatu-I-Ra, an area of stunning bogeys clad with hard coral ranging from 25m to just below the sea level.
The area alone affirms Fiji's status as the "soft coral capital of the world". There are three different diving areas in Vanua Levu: the Great Sea Reef in the northeast, which stretches 200 km to the westside, the Namena Marine Reserve and the Rainbow Reef with its Great White Wall.
Taveuni, just opposite Somosomo Strait from Rainbow Ref, probably offers the simplest entrance to the world-famous one. The Lau archipelago is spread out southwards of Taveuni and can only be reached by a small cruise/dive boat like the MV Reb Endeavour. Kadavu is located in the southern part of Viti Levu with its beautiful Great Astrolabe Ref, home to big game such as Tunas and Mantas. It is a place where you can go diving and snorkelling with mantas.
Just on the northern side of Kadavu, back on the southwestern shore of Viti Levu, is the Beqa Laguna, Fiji's main shark tank. However, Beqa is not only sharkspotting, the 144 km long shallow bay around the Laguna has tens of colorful corals and dives. To the southwest of Viti Levu there is the cordon coastline - a name that reveals what you can find just off the coast: cordon cliffs and pelagic visits.
From the south-western tip to the north-west, Malalo Sea Reef shelters the water around the Mamanuca Islands, giving Fiji its characteristic quiet paradisiacal paradise. The Mamanucas is just as relaxed to dive, whether current dives on the side of the sea on the barriere side or on the side of the lagoons on the mantas.
The Yasawa Archipelago has a new sharkshark diver and a sharksnorkel in the northern part, in supplement to the Mantarchs. These jagged islets offer an also jagged submarine area with a great variety of sea creatures. We' ve compiled seven great ways to scuba diving in Fiji - in an article just for you.
The majority of Fiji's resort establishments provide high value as well as outstanding and welcoming services. Obviously, some are more diver -focused than others, and so for each area there are both the scuba resort and some locations that either have a scuba store on site or are well looked after by your scuba gear.
In addition to the normal non-diving activity in the destinations, Fiji is creating its own range of adventurous travel. The available activity is shown for each area. When you go directly to a spa and only one spa, you don't need money. When traveling between destinations, take your own notes and swap what you need at (one or the other) airports - prices in the hotel or hotel are not good.
There are no prefixes and the IDD dialing code for Fiji is 679. Fiji has two major suppliers of wireless services: Buy a packet of information and you can use your machine to get your email; if you have a Wi-Fi Hot Spot feature on your machine, you can also get online from your notebook where it's not available at the resortl.
A number of our resort partners are on hand at our request to stay in touch and pay much more than you would have expected for Wi-Fi. The hurricane period in Fiji is from November to April and can lead to floods, landslips and disruption of infrastructures and important service provision. It is free of Malaria, Gelbfieber and big tropic illness.
All over Fiji drinking mains running fresh now means you don't have to buy bottled mineral waters. Pharmacies are only available in large cities; most upscale holiday destinations will have a small amount of medication in store for the common travelling problems.
Floods are widespread in Fiji, especially in the centre of Nadi and on the coral coast, and can sometimes cause the roads to be interrupted, even to the Aiport. Inquire your local personnel for tips on how to bind and wear your sulus. It is good to wear a bikini and ultra-short swimsuit near the resorts pools, but not when you visit a village or shop in the city.
Further useful information and the FAQ can be found on the Fiji Tourism website. Until August 2017 there are no recompression chambers in Fiji. Fiji Airways (formerly Air Pacific) operates direct flights to Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland, Christchurch, Hong Kong, Honolulu, Los Angeles and some of the smaller local island destinations such as Vanuatu.
Coming from Australia, you can take a flight via Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane with Fiji Airways, Qantas or Virgin Australia to Nadi. Coming from the United States or Canada, you can travel directly from Los Angeles or via Honolulu, Hawaii with Fiji Airways. Coming from Europe, you can travel via Hong Kong or Seoul to Fiji Airways or Korean Airways.