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Dive Review of Kai Viti/Garden Island & Wananavu in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Taveuni & Viti Levu

Kai Viti/Garden Island & Wananavu, Feb, 2008,

by Dan Root, OH, USA ( 2 reports). Report 3956.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Palau, Truk, Utila, Guanaha, Roatan, Little Cayman, Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba, Costa Rica, St. Vincent, Jamaica (ych.), Turks & Caicos, St. Eustatius, Turneffe Island, St. George Island, Maui...
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive your computer, treated you as a responsible diver.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Very basic UWP provisions. Simply a bucket on boat. Another tub on land.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Fiji is a wonderful place, the people are incredibly warm and friendly. You need to stay more than a week (for you fellow USA folks), we stayed at Taveuni (Garden Island Resort) for 1 week and Viti Levu (Wananavu) for 10 days. Photographed some incredible treasures like a Manta, Harlequin Ghost Pipefish, Leaf Scorpion, a school of 200 Chevron Barracuda's. Boats were fine, especially with only 4-6 divers. Never did have more during our visit. Steel hulled, not much to look at, good sun protection.

Coral looks great - incredible vibrant colors. Had a couple dives with strong surface currents, but once you dropped 30' it was fine.

Avoid the day-room available at toka toka - terrible food, bugs in the beds, and generally poor maintenance. Also no where near as friendly as other two resorts we stayed at.
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