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

March, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Don Beukers, Ca, usa
Report Number 3239
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Palau, Truk, Australia, Cozumel, all over the Caribbean
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

rainy, cloudy  
calm, currents  
Water Temp
82   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 45    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Stay with the dive master  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
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
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
Resort: 30 motel type a/c rooms(15 rooms each level) with small balcony,
daily maid service, continental breakfast, lunch and dinner choices from
small menu, the menus did not change for the week.
Grounds kept up. Freshwater pool and hammocks to use to relax. Reasonable
prices on drinks. The Fijian help were wonderful and remembered your name
from the first day. A small boutique with limited items. Snorkeling in the
front of the resort was interesting. Surprisingly, the coral is in great
shape with only 5 to 7 feet of water covering them.

Dive operation: There was one large group in the resort that took over one
of the Alum. Boats. The other Alum. boat (both covered with two ladders
each) was used for the other divers (approx. 10 average per day) You did
not have to touch your gear, they washed it and reset it up on the tanks
before going out and after each dive. A break, between dives on the beach
for tea and cookies. Because of the overcast skies, the colors did not come
out as they had done on a previous trip but the soft corals, fish life and
sea snakes were wonderful. The corals are pristine and are thriving.
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