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Dive Review of Aqua-Trek Taveuni/Garden Island Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu

November, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Ned Jewett, MI, US
Report Number 259
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia(2), Tahiti, Mexico, Carribean, 
US Eastern Seaboard and Great Lakes
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
79   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
85   to 200    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Following the very good divemaster / guides is best if not familior with
the dive site.  Following the predive instruction is imparitive in regards
to the currents.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
The dive crew are very familior with photographer requirements.
Photographers had their own divemaster who worked hard finding the small
On board camera rinse as well as on shore.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
5 stars    
The food is exceptional and everything is prepaired on site. You won't lose
weight here regardless on the number of dives. 
McDondald lovers have a great opportunaty for improving their pallet.
The accomodations more than sufficient.  All personel very helpful and

World class entertainment is provided by other world travelers as Fiji is a
very transient place with many divers from all over the world.  No TV. Non
required either.

The Aqua-Trek dive operation is very good with knowledgable and helpful
crew members.  All divemasters know the sites and how to deal with the
variable diving conditions namely currents.  Pay attention to the
Regarding the strong currents, my safety hook (usually used to hang for the
safety stops) was very useful attached to DEAD coral while viewing various
"cleaning stations".  All divemasters should have these.
There are three HP compressors with a forth larger one being installed in
the future.
NITROX is available upon request.

Our weather was very rainy for this time of the year as the rainy season
started some 3-4 weeks early.  My non diving Wife was realy patient.

The surface times are typically used to see the sites and The waterfalls
and slides are worth the trips too as is the "Village Trip" where
one can learn how to process Kova and other local favorites.

The poeple are most friendly and always call out "Bula" in

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