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

August, 2007, an Instant Reader Report by Larry Polster, IN, USA
Report Number 3523
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Panama, Maldives, Cozumel, Belize, St Thomas, St Croix, St
Martin, Roatan, Bonaire, Curacao
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
100' recommended, but you could dive within your limits, most dives were 60
minutes, less on shark deep dives  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 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
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Plenty of soft corals, reef sharks on many dives, couple dives had Leopard
Shark, plenty of nudi's, take wide angle and macro, the captain could
usually advise which dive to take macro, but only after he arrived at the
site. No camera table, but good rinse bucket.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars   
4 stars    
The dive masters were great, leave your gear outside your Burre the first
day and they picked it up. They changed tanks, rinsed your gear, and had it
all back on the boat again the next day.

The dive shop had a few shirts and caps, but out of most popular sizes. The
rental gear looked OK, but take your own if you have it.

We had high winds on most days of the 2 weeks, but finally made it to the
Bligh Waters for three tank dives on a couple days with great shark diving
in strong currents. The closer dive sites were great for beginners, but as
not as exciting for experienced divers.

The resort was older but well kept...we enjoyed a Beach Burre, very
important if you have a non-diving companion. Snorkling was poor from
shore, but a $50 snorkle trip was good. The band boys were playing at lunch
and dinner, and Kava was always available for guests at dinner from the
band...they don't usuaully tip in Fiji, but have a "Christmas
Fund" you could contribute at the end of your trip. This is split
among the staff at Christmas Holiday.

The food was plentiful, but like most resorts it was the same ol' menu and
it got boring after a week. Be sure to have your driver stop in Lautoka or
Ba on the way (2.5 hr trip) to Wananavu. You can purchase wine, beer, and
snacks (not on Sunday) before you arrive. The resort is remote and
expensive if you purchase adult beverages or munchies from the shop.

If you like "spirits", be sure to purchase at duty free store at
the Nadi airport before getting your bags. A bottle of vodka in town is $80
compared to $20 at the airport.

The sunsets were great, the water colorful, and the Fijian music pleasant.
I would only stay at this location for a week and spend the rest of your
dive trip at Taveuni, Kadavu, or Beqa.
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