We're heading to a NEW island in Fiji to dive the soft coral capital of the world: Taveuni, home to Rainbow Reef and the Great White Wall. We'll spend a week doing 3 boat dives a day and shore diving before we head back to the main island in Fiji for some adventuring (surfing, rafting, shark diving, oh my!).
A nature lover's delight, Fiji is renowned for its unspoiled beauty and tranquility. White sand beaches, crystal clear water, lush forests and more are waiting to be explored. Below the surface, the strong currents of the outer reefs bring nutrient rich waters from thousands of miles around, and in turn, lure in some of the most diverse life in the ocean, everything from macro critters to pelagics.
Known as the "Soft Coral Capital of the World," Taveuni is home to the 32 km long legendary Rainbow Reef. One of the Top 10 Dive Sites in the World, the Great White Wall is situated on Rainbow Reef and Paradise Taveuni is at the heart of all this. The Somosomo Strait (Fijian for ‘good water’) has strong tidal currents, which provide a constant flow of nutrients, idyllic for soft coral growth and diverse fish life.
Minimum dive certification/experience: Perfect for experienced divers with at least 50 dives. Some sites require Advanced Open Water Diver certification due to depth, current and narrow swim-throughs.
Experience an abundance of fish life including: Anemone fish, Maori Wrasse, Lionfish, Reef Sharks, Rays, Turtles, Octopus, Garden Eels, Blue Ribbon Eels, Ghost Pipe Fish, Moray Eels and much, much more. Mantas and Pilot Whales are often seen on the boat trip to and from the reef. We stop so you can get in and swim with these wild, natural creatures. Humpback Whale season is June – September each year and we encounter these beautiful mammals as they migrate with their new calves from the dive boat and from the oceanfront of Paradise.
Diving is offered daily on Rainbow Reef as well as the nearby southern reefs and shore dives. Normally departing the private marina at 8.00am, a double dive is on offer daily with lunch back on the Resort and a third boat dive on the nearby Paradise Reefs at Vuna or Dolphin Bay. On other days enjoy a triple dive with a picnic lunch and surface interval on a picturesque white sand beach on Vanua Levu, returning to Paradise at around 3.00pm.
Shore dives are offered each day from the private marine, with or without a guide. A night dive at dusk is on offer every evening from the private marina. With a unique deep water frontage, Paradise is home to 3 unique shore dives featuring a multitude of tropical fish, reef creatures as well as hard and soft corals. Paradise shore dives are the underwater photographers dream with many opportunities to capture those macro shots. For more info on the diving, check out this pdf.
Paradise Taveuni is located in the south west of Taveuni Island, one of the island’s most beautiful areas. Set on 5 acres of elevated oceanfront land, Paradise offers impressive sea and sunset views and many strategically placed hammocks and sun lounges from which to enjoy them. When you're NOT diving, you can get a massage at the spa, chill by the pool, snorkel, kayak, hike and more.
Paradise offers 16 air conditioned accommodation choices, all of which were fully refurbished in 2019. Each includes ocean views from each room, tropical outdoor shower in your own private lava-rock garden, generous king bed, spacious deck to read and enjoy the views and air conditioning. All meals are included and yes, there's a nightly happy hour.
You should plan to fly through Nadi (NAN) and on to Taveuni (TVU) on Fiji Airways, arriving on August 28th. However please be sure you give yourself at least two hours for connections since you will likely have to go through Customs, pick up your bags and then check in again at the domestic terminal. Please contact the shop before booking your flights.
Interested in extending your trip? Might as well make it a full 2 weeks and join us at Waidroka for a few nights before you fly home! (Details coming soon)
Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a cancellation fee of $250 and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip.
Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information.
Double occupancy in an oceanfront room with tropical outdoor shower in your own private lava-rock garden, generous king bed, spacious deck to read and enjoy the views and air conditioning. If you don't want to share the king bed with your roomie, we can add a single bed to the separate lounge room.
Single occupancy in an oceanfront room with tropical outdoor shower in your own private lava-rock garden, generous king bed, spacious deck to read and enjoy the views and air conditioning.
Double occupancy in one bedroom of an oceanfront family bure with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Your bedroom may either have a king bed or two single beds. Your bure also has a tropical outdoor shower in your own private lava-rock garden, spacious deck to read and enjoy the views and air conditioning. Please specify if you plan to share the king bed in bedroom A or have a single bed in bedroom B. Ideally you should already have a roommate picked out before booking this!
Single occupancy in one bedroom of an oceanfront family bure with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. You will likely stay in the bedroom with a king bed. Your bure also has a second bedroom with roomies, a tropical outdoor shower in your own private lava-rock garden, spacious deck to read and enjoy the views and air conditioning.
You will likely arrive early in the morning on Monday, August 28th at the Nadi airport in Fiji. Go through Immigration, grab your bags and then head outside to the domestic terminal. If your flight to Taveuni doesn't leave for a while, you can head across the road to a hotel to relax and have breakfast.
We'll fly together from Nadi to Taveuni and then transfer by road to the resort. Once there we can check in, orient ourselves and relax!