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Dive Review of Beqa Adventure Divers/Pearl of the Pacific Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Beqa Lagoon

Beqa Adventure Divers/Pearl of the Pacific Resort, May, 2009,

by Steven Rosenfeld, Calif, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 4807.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Cocos, Hawaii, Bahamas
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Shark diving done in a group. Reef diving with a guide
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish N/A
Small Critters N/A Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This was my second trip to Fiji to dive with the sharks. I went 2 years ago and stayed at the Lagoon Resort. Beqa adventure divers is located on site. This time I decided to stay at The Pearl of the Pacific Resort. It is a little more up scale and more expensive. The Pearl is located a short distance from the dive boats, and you can arrrange for the boat to pick you up and drop you off at the resort boat dock.

During the week I was there I did 3 two tank shark dives and 1 two tank reef dive. Beqa adventure divers had two 35 foot aluminium hull boats that carry 12 divers and crew. There is no head on board. The boats leave at about 8:30 am and return around 1 pm. The boats are fast and the shark dive is less than a half hour from the boat dock.

The shark dives have become very popular. When I was there 2 years ago they limited the dive to one boat and 12 divers and crew. They now use 2 boats. During the 3 days I did shark dives both boats were full and all divers went in at the same time. The sharks and other game fish don't mind the extra divers but thats a lot of divers in a small area. It made it difficult at times to find a spot to take photographs of the feeding without running into someone.
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