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Diving Reviews of Nai'a in Fiji and Tuvalu

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(55 Reports)
For Experienced Divers:  5 stars For Inexperienced Divers:  3 stars
Underwater Photography:  5 stars Accommodations:  5 stars
 
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Nai'a Fiji Y   Bligh Water   "Central Fiji aboard the Nai'a"
Central Fiji aboard the Nai'aThis was my tenth cruise aboard the Nai'a, my favorite liveaboard. I'm a big-time fish geek, and continue to find new fish specie... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2016   Mark Rosenstein
1000+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Y   [N/A]   "Diving Fiji on the Nai'a after Cyclone Winston"
Diving Fiji on the Nai'a after Cyclone Winston[None]Cyclone Winston had hit the Islands pretty hard in Feb '16- 3 months before our trip. We kept in touch with the Nai'a on the... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
5/2016   Peggy Goldberg
1000+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Y   Fiji   "Nai'a, THE way to do Fiji"
Nai'a, THE way to do FijiFiji and the Nai'a, had been on my radar for a long time. When Burt Jones of Secret Sea Visions and Hegen Spalink of Got Muck joi... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
10/2016   David E Reubush
1000+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Y   [N/A]   "Amazing Diving Right After the Cyclone"
Amazing Diving Right After the CycloneWe had a 10 day trip booked on the Naia (our second trip w/ them) in early March -- about 10 days to 2 weeks after Fiji was hit by... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
3/2016   Suzi Davidoff
500+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Y   [N/A]   "Nai'a Liveaboard"
Nai'a Liveaboard The Nai'a is a lovely ship, in great condition, and with an excellent crew and head office. We were luck in that only 11 dive... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
7/2016   Terry H Anderson
500+ Dives
 
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Nai'a Fiji Y   Bligh Waters   "Fiji During a Cyclone"
Fiji During a CycloneThis was my ninth trip to Fiji aboard the Nai'a. I learned that something was up when we boarded the boat and were told that we w... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
3/2015   Mark Rosenstein
500+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Y   [N/A]   "Great 10-day liveaboard for Thanksgiving"
Great 10-day liveaboard for ThanksgivingI've done about a dozen liveaboards but this was my first time on the Nai'a. This is a first-class operation and I will certainly ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
11/2014   Scott Cray
500+ Dives
 
Naia Y     "Fiji once again"
Fiji once againthere have tons of reviews about the Naia, including the stories last year about an obnoxious client who harassed an Undercurrent ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2015   Michael N. Hofman
1000+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Y   Fiji   "Nai'a Fiji - One of the best liveaboards we've ever been on!"
Nai'a Fiji - One of the best liveaboards we've ever been on!My husband and I have wanted to dive on the Nai'a for years, and when we finally were able to, it met and exceeded all our expecta... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2014   Mary Marshall
500+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Y   Fiji   "Awesome Diving/Crew/Boat!"
Awesome Diving/Crew/Boat!We flew into Fiji a couple days early and stayed at the Westin Denarau. The Nai'a came and picked us up and we were off on our 10 ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2015   Lisa Vitale
500+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Y   Bligh Waters   "World-Class Pinnacle Diving"
World-Class Pinnacle DivingDo you want to dive in Fiji? Then I suggest that the Nai'a is the liveaboard for you. We were diving the Bligh Waters, between... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2014   Jorge J. Moré
250+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Y   [N/A]   "Great diving despite lack of sun"
Great diving despite lack of sunAfter first booking on the Island Dancer late in Dec 2013 (with a $700 discount), I switched to Nai'a after several poor reviews o... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
11/2014   Ms Lynda Durfee
500+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Y   [N/A]   "Trip Review for An Old Guy - Fiji Aboard Naia 26 April - 3 May 201"
Trip Review for An Old Guy - Fiji Aboard Naia 26 April - 3 May 201 Get ready for some names that dont pronounce as youd expect: FIGI NIYA NANDI. Fiji is the island. Naia is the boat. ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2014   Richard Jacoby
1000+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Y     This is a high end boat and everything is geared to the divers need. Unfortunately, the week we were there, there was a threat of... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2014   Ms. Joann Mead
500+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Y   [N/A]   This was truly a trip of a lifetime!! It surpassed even my greatest expectations. The diving was stupendous because of the varie... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2014   Lisa Jabusch and Steve Nieters
250+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Y   [N/A]   This was my first trip on the Nai'a. The boat was full for this ten day charter. Several of the guests had been on the Nai'a pre... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2014   Richard J. Troberman
500+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Y   Central Fiji   This was my seventh cruise on the Naia, my favorite liveaboard. While the diving is great and boat facilities very good, what rea... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2013   Mark Rosenstein
500+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Y   liveaboard, Nai'a   Our 4th Nai'a trip. Unfortunately the weather was relatively poor. It was cloudy and windy, occassional drizzle. Some dives had si... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
5/2013   Margo
250+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Y   [N/A]   Late June is dead of winter. Air temps were generally mild to warm, but there were times I was very happy to have a fleece jacket ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2013   Harvey S. Cohen
250+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Full report Y   Liveaboard   The expectations to dive in Fiji were very high, maybe too high. Maybe we were unlucky as we arrived just after a major nature eve... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
4/2012   Ralph Arbeid
500+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Full report Y   Bligh Waters   After spending our first week in Fiji at Waidroka Bay Resort, we headed back to Nadi for a surprisingly tasty lunch at the Tanoa I... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
3/2012   William J Downey
1000+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Full report Y   [N/A]   Fiji / Naia Synopsis May 2011 Fiji has the reputation of having some of the best soft coral reefs in the world. When I was t... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2011   Mel Cundiff
1000+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Full report Y   Fiji   Our June 26 departure is the first Nai'a cruise post-explosion refitting. The new cabin interiors are clean, comfortable and ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2010   Jeremy Cohen
1000+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji/ Sheraton Fiji on Denaru Full report Y   Bligh Waters   The Nai'a repairs from her explosion in January were not completed yet, so we went on a 130 cruise vessel they leased and refitte... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
5/2010   Jeanne Reeder
500+ Dives
 
Nai'a Fiji Full report Y   Naia   Third time on the Naia with the same excellent results. The native crew led by divemaster Mo is so positively supportive with the ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2010   D, Demming
1000+ Dives
 
Nai'a/ Nai'a liveaboard Full report N     A great dive operation. Very attentive to divers' wants and needs. Crew is like family and have been with the boat for many years.... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2009   Harvey Schecter
1000+ Dives
 
Nai'a Full report N   Bligh Waters, Namena   I've been on the Nai'a several times before and this trip was one I set up for my dive club, Alacosta Divers. I wanted to share m... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2009   Lynn Morton
500+ Dives
 
Na'ia Full report Y   [N/A]   The coral reefs are absolutely gorgeous. The little fish were so beautiful. We got alot of pictures of Nemo.The ocean was very c... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2008   Dennis & Jalene Brierley
1000+ Dives
 
Nai'a Full report N   Bligh Waters   The Nai'a was our best diving experience ever. We travelled w/ 4 other family members from far afield, meeting in Fiji for a week ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
5/2008   Lori Pottinger
<100 Dives
 
Nai'a Full report Y   Bligh Waters   The crew of the Nai'a worked well together as a team. Everyone had a role and knew what was expected of them. Their interaction wi... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
5/2008   Curt Andrus
500+ Dives
 
Nai'a Full report Y   Bligh Water, Namena Reserve   Nai'a is the ideal platform from which to connect with Fiji's underwater world. Not only because the flora and fauna are fantastic... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2008   Kirsten Carlson
250+ Dives
 
Nai'a Full report Y   [N/A]   I was surprised to see a second trip report from the same author on Undercurrent regarding the Naia trip of 23 February. I then ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
2/2008   Leanne
250+ Dives
 
NAI'A Full report Y   [N/A]   1. Sonia was not dedicated to a firm predictable schedule, allowing herself to be lax about the matter leading to many dives that ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
2/2008   Henry Schwarzberg
<100 Dives
 
Nai'a Full report N   [N/A]   We enjoyed the trip so much we (and another passenger) rearranged our travel plans and booked the following cruise when we learned... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
2/2008   Ken Everett / Olga Gorbounova
100+ Dives
 
Nai'a Full report Y   [N/A]   Please read Henry Schwarzberg's Undercurrent report of 2008/02. On the same cruise and he gives the "Good" and the "Bad" news abou... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
2/2008   Dale Treadway
500+ Dives
 
Nai'a Full report Y   [N/A]   I was really happy with this trip. The service was great and the rooms and bathrooms kept spotlessly clean. The skiff drivers we... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
2/2008   Leanne
<100 Dives
 
NAI'A Full report Y   [N/A]   Good news: 1. The stateroom was above par with the best bathroom facility ever experienced. Flushing of toilet was like at home n... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
2/2008   Henry Schwarzberg
500+ Dives
 
Nai'a Full report Y   [N/A]   From the beginning to the end of trip the service was outstanding, and provided by a warm and friendly crew. The philosophy on the... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
11/2007   Barry Cole
100+ Dives
 
Nai'a Cruises Full report Y   Bligh Waters, Namena Preserve   This is the best liveaboard crew we've ever experienced. Their smiling faces and top-notch service were unparalled. The boat is ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2006   Janet & Bob Czapski
500+ Dives
 
Nai'a Full report Y   [N/A]   A great boat - clean and well maintained with cheerful, helpful crew. Good food and world-class diving. Sonia, the hostess and div... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2007   Harvey Schecter
1000+ Dives
 
NAI'A/ NAI'A Live Aboard Full report N   Bligh Waters   This was my first live aboard. I got back two days ago. I have been diving since 1982 from land based resorts and have always fe... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
6/2007   Douglas C. Spencer
1000+ Dives
 
Naia Full report Y   [N/A]   We have done 9 dive boats in last `12 montjs. Naia is still the best even with the grounding last August. I must comment on the ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2007   Ron Dion
500+ Dives
 
Nai'a/ Castaway Resort Full report Y   [N/A]   GOOD -- Cabins were roomy, diving was beautiful, and easy. Dove from dinghies, but there was no time constraint -- they would pic... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
4/2006   Juli Tracy and Dick Gamble
1000+ Dives
 
NAI'A Full report N   bligh water and other   Nai's was our first liveaboard. It was incredible. We were worried that we might not dive as much as other divers. We averaged ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
11/2005   Gerald Meral
100+ Dives
 
Nai'a Cruises Full report Y   Bligh Water   Room were spacious. Room No. 7 is by the chain locker, but the Captain timed the arrivals for 0630h, so guests were not awakened ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
10/2005   Bob and Gayle Bringas
250+ Dives
 
Nai'a Full report Y   [N/A]   Variety of dive sites created diversity of conditions. Top dive Nigali Passage, amphitheater from which we watched pelagics cruis... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
2/2005   Audrey & Bob Ray
500+ Dives
 
Nai'a Dive Cruises Full report N   [N/A]   A terrific dive operation. The boat is really set up nicely for photographers. The crew was among the best I've ever dove with and... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2004   Art Schumer
250+ Dives
 
Nai'a Full report Y   Bligh Waters   Naia is an absolutely first-class operation that offers the best of Fiji diving. They take you to where the diving and condition... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
7/2004   Bob & Leone Woods
250+ Dives
 
Nai'a Full report N   Bligh Waters   [None]... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2003   Bob & Leone Woods
<100 Dives
 
Naia Full report Y   [N/A]   This was our second trip on the Naia and I'd still go back. The Naia is a well-run operation that caters to divers. With 16 divers... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2004   Diana Dickinson
100+ Dives
 
NAIA Full report Y   [N/A]   The boat is beautiful, spacious. Rooms were excellent. Crew was excellent. Food was excellent. Dive set up was great. Dove out of ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
2/2004   Donald "Digger" Rowe
1000+ Dives
 
Nai'a Full report Y   [N/A]   This was a great experience. Stan Waterman was there and showed us films every night. The diving staff was exceptional, the food... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2003   Bob Rosenthal
1000+ Dives
 
Nai'a Full report Y   [N/A]   The Nai'a is a great boat. The crew is friendly and extremely competent. Everyone on board clearly loves what they are doing. ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2003   Harlan Cohen
500+ Dives
 
NAI'A Cruises/ NAI'A Full report Y   Bligh Waters   Depending on local conditions, Naias Fiji itinerary will take a unique path through unspoiled and dramatic reefs and bommies in ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2003   John Jo Lewis
250+ Dives
 
Naia Full report Y     This trip was a wonderful experience. Not only were the staff wonderful, the diving extraordinary, the rest of the guests interes... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2003   Michael N. Hofman
250+ Dives
 
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