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

August, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by Jim Bullitt, California, USA
Report Number 1283
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Cayman Brac, Malaysia(Layang-Layang &  Sipidan), Cozumel &
Cabo San Lucas Mexico, Rotan, etc
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
79   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Two divemasters with each dive one in front one at rear dove our own
profile 60 minute dives.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
5 stars  
Soft Coral Capitol of the World. Boat & Crew is top notch with adequate
camera table and rinse tanks. Crew very careful with camera gear and both
rinsed and placed on camera table after each dive.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
Kai Viti Divers is owned by Mike & Julie Trussell who have considerable
experience in Fiji and particularily the Bligh Waters. The diving in the
Vat-Tui-Rah Passage is OUTSTANDING with more fish per square foot than we
have seen anywhere. We have been out with this operation twice this year
and will be returning again in 2005.

Great Fast Jet Boat set-up for 16 Divers Max that gets to the sites very
comfortably and protects the divers in case of wind and rain with a
complete enclosure of the rear deck that can be lowered when needed. 

We should have left about half of the clothes we took home and travelled
with only shorts & shirts.
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