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

Garden Isle Resort, Mar, 2006,

by Jack Gullo Jr., MD, USA (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 23 reports). Report 2986.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving All over the world
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 76 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with dive guide; no deco dives; all drift diving
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 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
UW Photo Comments No accomodations for cameras - rinse tank on shore - but get there before divers rinsing gear!

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments 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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