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Dive Review of Beqa Adventure Divers/Lagoon Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Beqa Lagoon, Suva Is.

October, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by dale johnson, mt, usa
Report Number 1540
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, California, Micronesia, Belize, Tavenui (Fiji)
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
none.  No nitrox available.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Small Bucket on boat,  No table, etc.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
2 stars    
The dive operation emphasizes its "Big Fish Encounter" in which
"fish scraps are reintroduced back in to the food chain to feed the
fish and sharks of Shark Reef" (a marine reserve,$10 daily entry fee).
Several of us , who did not want to participate in the shark feeding for
ethical reasons, dove an adjacent reef from the same boat and saw lots of
large fish which I am sure were attracted to the area by the feeding. We
saw many blacktip, whitetip, and gray reef sharks in all sizes as well as a
huge magnificent silvertip with a few smaller ones plus several lemon
sharks. In addition there were many types of large jacks,including giant
trevally,and some very large snapper and bass, etc.
     The Fiji natives on the boat/dive crew were wonderful to dive with.  A
negative note: one of the caucasian owners came along for the shark dives
and insisted on smoking on the dive boat in spite of being asked not to do
so by the divers.  In addition, he was rude to divers tending to give
abrupt orders rather than instructions or requests. Since the boss smoked,
one of the other crew members did too.
     The resort itself is situated on a river about a mile from the ocean.
Nice pool but no beach. It was built in the 70s as a casino/bordello/golf
course tocater to wealthy Asians and Arabs. The large rooms are therefore
much nicer than the average dive destination with tile floors, marbled
baths, A/C, and the staff is wonderful. Free coaster bikes are available to
ride to the village or around the golf course.
   This might be a nice place to spend a few days,perhaps to play some
golf.  Don't go to dive unless you want to support a shark feeding
operation and tolerate a boat acrew that smokes.
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