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

Aqua-Trek/Garden Island Resort, Mar, 2011,

by Ann Harwood, AZ, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 5979.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Sea of Cortez, Soccoro Islands, Bahamas, Dominica, Turks & Caicos, Bonaire, Cozumel, Costa Rica, Galapagos Islands, Philippines, Thailand, Hawaii, Catalina Island, LaJolla, and Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 81 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We were given a recommended depth limit and time, but those were often exceeded, especially the time.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Garden Island Resort is a good deal - reasonably priced, very clean and nice staff. The dive operator was very safe and knowledgeable about the area. I also liked the boat. It was very spacious and the tanks were well-secured whether empty or in use. This was the off-season, so the resort was not at all full, but there was a really nice mix of divers staying there and also divers from other resorts who dived with us. We had a wonderful time.
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