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Dive Review of Jewel Bubble Divers/Maravu Plantation Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Taveuni

October, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Scott and Laura George, CA, USA
Report Number 2210
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
California, Honduras, Belize
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
77   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Ascend with 700 psi  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
     Please see our other review with Swiss Fiji Divers for our comments on
Maravu Plantation Resort.

     While at Maravu we had already booked our diving through Swiss Fiji
Divers across the street.  We has such a great time diving in the Somosomo
Strait that we decided to add another day of diving.  Since Swiss Fiji
couldn't accommodate us we went down the beach a few hundred yards to dive
with Jewel Bubble Divers.  Jewel was a new operation at the time started by
the divemasters from Aquaventure, which had recently ceased operations. 
The staff at Jewel was friendly, accommodating, and very knowledgable of
the local diving conditions.  We told them we were hoping to dive the Great
White Wall and they ensured we got there early enough to dive that site
before the currents became too strong.  The only complaint would be their
boat.  It was small and would be a pretty rough ride if the waves are
choppy as they often are in the Somosomo Strait.  While the boat was small,
it did give us the luxury of being the only divers.  Perhaps as Jewel
continues their operations they might upgrade the boat.
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