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Dive Review of Jewel's Bubble Divers/Taveuni Island Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Taveuni

Jewel's Bubble Divers/Taveuni Island Resort, Aug, 2005,

by Renata Gasperi, CA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 2424.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Micronesia, Solomons, Tuamotus, French Polynesia, Indonesia, Red Sea, Seychelles, Comoros, Australia, Cozumel, US Virgin Islands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 82 to 85 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 80 to 120 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The resort is gorgeous and well worth the trip to get there. They recommended Jewel's Bubble Divers, a fairly new dive operation run by a charming couple, Qio and Eunice Morisio, just a few minutes walk from the resort. It was named after their 3-year old daughter Jewel, who kept us company as we were gearing up and seemed to keep an eye on everything. Good selection of rental equipment. Qio is the head divemaster and took us to quite a few great sites in the Somosomo Strait, including the famous Great White Wall and Rainbow Reef. He is very attentive and quick to point out the tiniest critters. His boat can handle up to six divers and is very basic. No cover, and that can be a drag in the fierce Fijian sun, although most sites can be reached in 10 to 20 minutes. Fortunately, the surface interval is often on a beautiful shaded beach shared by other dive operators.
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