Trips for Divers
Oakland, CA 94602
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Resorts & Liveaboards
'Blue Lagoon Cruise'
Peter Hughes'Island Dancer II'
Aqua Trek Divers, Pacific Harbour
Pearl South Pacific Resort ◊◊
Taunovo Bay Resort and Spa ◊◊
Uprising Beach Resort ☺ ◊◊
First Landing Resort, Nadi
Voli Voli Resort, Raki Raki
Waidroka Bay Resort, Pacific Harbour
Wananavu Beach Resort, Raki Raki ☺ ◊
Tokoriki Island Resort ◊◊
Vatulele Island Resort
Beqa Lagoon Resort ☺ ◊
Lalati Resort and Spa
Matana Beach Resort
Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Island Resort
Moody's Namena Resort
Matangi Private Island Resort
Garden Island Resort
Maravu Plantation Resort
Paradise Taveuni Resort
Taveuni Island Resort
Legends: ☺kids friendly (kids program or kids rates available); ✩ wheelchair accessible; ◊ internet access (◊◊ free)
Hundreds of islands dot the waters of Fiji, joined by shallow reefs and divided by deep canyons. A wide variety of brightly colored soft corals dominate the landscape offering a home to exotic fishes, anemones, tube worms, tunicates and other marine life.
Due to the influence of the surrounding ocean, the changes in the temperature from day to day and season to season are relatively small. The average temperatures change only about 2 to 4 °C between the coolest months (July and August) and the warmest months (January to February). Around the coast, the average night-time temperatures can be as low as 18 °C and the average day-time temperatures can be as high as 32 °C.
Fiji experiences a distinct wet season (November to April) and a dry season, controlled largely by the north and south movements of the South Pacific Convergence Zone, the main rainfall producing system for the region. Much of the Fiji’s rain however falls in heavy, brief local showers.
A valid passport for at least six months beyond the intended period of stay and a ticket for return or onward travel to another country, which he/she is authorized to enter, is required. Entry visas are granted on arrival for a stay of 4 months or less.
How to get there
Air Pacific is Fiji’s international carrier that has direct flights from Auckland, Christchurch, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Narita (Japan). Other airlines that fly into Fiji are Qantas, Air New Zealand, Korean Air and Pacific Blue.
The electrical current in Fiji is 240 volts AC 50 Hz. Fiji has three pin power outlets identical to Australia and New Zealand.
The Fijian dollar is the basic unit of currency, available in denominations of $2, $5, $10, $20, $50. Coins: 1c, 2c, 5c, 10c, 20c, 50c and $1. There is no limit to the amount of money to be brought in. Visitors are allowed to take out currency up to the amount imported.
Fiji is free from malaria, yellow fever and major tropical diseases that are endemic to most tropical countries. Yellow fever and cholera vaccinations are required only for those arriving from infected areas.
Biggest of the Fiji Islands Viti Levu offers you variety of resorts. Far north of the island off the coast of Nanau-I-Ra, Bligh Water's nutrient rich channel serves as a pristine marine environment for thousands of fish, sharks, dolphins, invertebrates, and provides a home for some of the best soft coral growth in the world. Beqa Lagoon is a 30-45 minute boat ride from Pacific Harbour on the south coast of the main island, Viti Levu. Beqa Island is the home of the Fire Walkers and shark dives are must to see many species of sharks and big fish competing for foods. There are at least 30 dive sites within the lagoon; gentle currents wash the coral “bommies” that reach up from depths of 80-90 feet almost reaching the surface.
Further south, Kadavu Island is home to over 70 villages linked by boat rather than roads. This large island has been described as “Fiji, the way it used to be”. Astrolabe Reef, off the far end of the island, offers walls and canyons, hard and soft corals, Napoleon wrasse, the feather star and a myriad of life. Some lucky divers may enjoy giant manta encounters.
The premier dive sites are in the SomoSomo Straits between the islands of Taveuni and Vanua Levu where the currents bring plankton-rich waters from the north. The renowned “White Wall” is found here. Northward is Matagi Island, and the Lau Group to the east reaches into the Tonga passage where we can find large sharks and fishes.