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

June, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Bill Ehler, Texas, USA
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 3061
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Australia, Belize, Cozumel, Costa Rica, Fiji, Palau, Yap, Marshall Islands,
Manado, Lembeh, Sipadan, Mabul, Lankayan, Layang Layang,Truk, Red Sea,
Mozambique, Saudi Arabia, PNG, Philippines, Solomon Island, New Caledonia,
New Zealand, Nuie, Kosrae, Columbia, Turks Caicos, Bimini, Florida, Texas
and Socorro Island
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry  
choppy, surge, currents, noCurrents  
Water Temp
79   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Only restriction was that we did not exceed 130 ft. We were permitted to
dive our own computers.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
There was no dedicated camera storage area on the boat. Our group only had
two photographers. The crew would have provided soak tank if requested. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
1 stars
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
Kai Viti Divers were excellent.They dive the same areas as the liveaboard
boats. After 36 years of diving this land based dive operation is among the
very best. The dive jet boat is sea worthy, fast, comfortable, extremely
well maintained, equipped with GPS(they found their underwater buoys with
no difficulty) and has a potty. The crew could not do enough for us. The
dive guides gave excellent briefings and guided underwater tours. If you
wanted to do your own thing that was OK with them. 
During high current encounters the crew put out a long bow to stern
safety(Jesus)line. This prevented many divers from having to be retrieved.
Kai Viti Divers was the highlight of this trip.
Wananavu Resort had changed ownership and management prior to our trip. The
accommodations are still very good but the food and service has
deteriorated dramatically from two years prior. Repeated complaints to
management regarding food and service during our stay did not result in any
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