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Dive Review of Kai Viti Divers/Wananavu in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Bligh Waters

Kai Viti Divers/Wananavu, Apr, 2008,

by George Theodoris, CA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 4074.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Monterey, Cozumel, Thailand, Hawaii, Dominica, Baja
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas currents
Water Temp 0 to 0 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 0 to 0 Feet

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was our fourth trip to Fiji. Previously we had been to Taveuni, Kadavu
and Beqa. We came to Wananavu because we had read such glowing reviews.

The resort was nice. Its very sprawling. We had an oceanview bure, but
the view of the ocean was somewhat obscured by overzealous landscaping
with palm trees. After diving we like to sit by a comfortable shady spot
by the ocean and read. Because of the layout of the resort, it was
challenging to find this kind of spot at so we ended up reading at the
restaurant or at the room. The beach at the resort is not really for
swimming, quite shallow, muddy with lots of little stingrays. It was fun
to watch the mudskippers and little crabs. There are nicer beaches further
away that can be reached by boat--make sure to visit One (pronounced
Oh-ney) beach, which is beautiful, secluded and has great snorkeling. The
village tour they took us on was excellent, the best one we have
experienced. The food was good, particularly the curry of the day at
dinner. Muffins at breakfast were like sponges but the delicious fresh
tropical fruit more than made up for that.

We had some minor glitches with the diving. When we arrived the dive
operation was overbooked and the boats were having serious mechanical
problems. The crew worked hard and made things right and we appreciated
that. When we were there the visibility was iffy at the nearby sights and
crystal clear at the Bligh Water sights. The Bligh Water sights were
excellent with huge schools of fish, sharks, barracuda and excellent hard
and soft corals. The currents here are very strong; this is not a place
for novice divers. They do some drift diving, but they really need to do
more drift diving. At one sight we were taken to what I can only describe
as a shark nursery: large coral heads with adorable baby (three foot) white
tip reef sharks sheltered underneath. Everyone was elated at the sight of
the baby sharks. Large schools of barracuda on almost every dive. G6 is a
phenomenal site. It starts off as a dive where you hang onto the reef and
look at schools of big fish and ends up as a textbook Fiji beautiful soft
coral covered wall dive. Garden of Eden was stunning for its dense hard
corals.
Overall a good experience but our favorite spots in Fiji are still Taveuni
and Kadavu.
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