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Dive Review of Dive Kadavu,Matana Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Kadavu

July, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Jacob Rosenstein, CA, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (9 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 1486
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Costa Rica, Elat,Red Sea,  Wananavu Resort,Fiji  Big
Island,Hawaii  Bay Islands, Honduras 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
75   to 77    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 85    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
No deeper than 110 feet, 60 minutes were used as guidelines, not strictly
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Rinse buckets only. Area on top was used for U/W equipment not needing
constant water rinse. Steel fast boat had storage area in front of boat.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
5 stars    
The Manta Experience is a must do 3 tank dive trip to the Astrolabe Reef.
Saw about 4 different Manta Rays. The reef is in pristine condition- all
kinds of coral, such as Mantipora,Table Coral,Flexible Soft Coral. Lots of
tropicals also. The rest of the diving was done on the Namalata Reef, a 15
minute boat ride. Lots of tropical fish as well as macro life, such as Blue
Ribbon Eel, Nudibranch, Flatworms, and a resident Longnose Hawkfish. The
soft coral Dendronephthya came in different colors of the rainbow, but in
clumps on certain reef. Lots of Anemonefish- Clark's, Tomatoe,
Orange-Finned, and lots of crinoids. The resort does a shark feed
occasionally that attracts 8-10 Grey Reef Shark. The meals were excellent,
different ethnic dishes. The weekly Lovo was kept to Fijian tradition. Food
was served on palm leaf and we all sat cross legged on the outdoor dining
room floor sampling fish,chicken,taro,and a vegetarian Palusari slow cooked
by heated stones. The village children entertained us with song and dance
on our last day village tour. Only negative was an intestinal virus that
went around from Dive Master and guests alike. Plan on staying longer than
a week since the weather/wind conditions can determine the dive sites to
Astrolabe and/or Nambukalevu. The beach is lovely and very swimmable.
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