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Dive Review of Garden Isle Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Tavenui

March, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Jack Gullo Jr., MD, USA
Sr. Contributor   (23 reports)
Report Number 2986
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
All over the world
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
76   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Stay with dive guide; no deco dives; all drift diving  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
1 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
1 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
No accomodations for cameras - rinse tank on shore - but get there before
divers rinsing gear!
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
3 stars    
Somasoma straights had beautiful coral and great marine life.  The current
was tough even for the experienced.  Wetsuit needed to protect from scrapes
etc on the coral.  Dive guides wore gloves to hold onto rocks in the
current - imagine how the inexperience handled it!  Boats were adequate,
surface interval on shore so no sea sickness.  Short boat rides to sites. 
Great White Wall is worth during even in the current.  Shore dives off the
resort is lack-luster - but makes an easy night dive.
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