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Dive Review of Dive Kadavu in
Fiji and Tuvalu

March, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by James McMeins, WA, USA
Report Number 62
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
82   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
3 minutes safety stop after each dive.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
2 stars  
Shore Facilities  
No camera table and only one bucket for cameras and as usual non-udw photo
continue to rinse masks in it.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
First time at Dive Kadavu, have dove this island before but mostly the
Astrolab Reef that time. All dives are on the north side of island and all
within 15-20mins of resort. Large swells on this visit which caused a lot
of lower the usual visiblity dives. The warm water has really effected
reefs here, reef tops all brown or covered with algea. Don't know if it is
from overfishing in the area but very little fish life on most of the
reefs, not what we're used to for Fiji diving. Had read other reader
reports about dive operation not taking day trips to Astrolab Reef but we
had no problem even though only 4 of us went out. Diving much better out
there. Resort is lovely and well maintained. Meals very good, owners are
very friendly and helpful. No A/C in rooms but fans keep it cool at night. 
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