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Dive Review of Matangi Island Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Matangi Island, Fiji

Matangi Island Resort, Dec, 2010,

by Andy Wiessner, CO, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 5887.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Vietnam, Palau, Hawaii, Bermuda, Bahamas, Florida,
Caymans, ]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas currents
Water Temp 27 to 28 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 100 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Matangi Resort has new dining pavillon and bures (huts & treehouses) of the very highest order. Food is fantastic and your are pampered in your every need by staff that outnumber guests at least 2-1. We were the only scuba divers (lots of honeymooners), so pretty much told them where we'd like to go every day. It rained a lot, and water is somewhat cloudy in December, but the sites were superb. Hard and soft corals are like a jungle from Avatar...so beautiful. Only saw a few sharks, but the corals and small fish were so prolific it was exciting anyhow. Did no get to go to Great White Wall as they require 4-6 divers for that, but divemasters Bale and Sam would do anything you wanted. No bouys or anchors, the boat just follows your bubbles and picks you up.

We have stayed and dived in many great places around the world, but Matangi stands out among the best. Water was never rough. Other fun adventures at Matangi include kayaking around the island, deep sea fishing, hiking the shoreline...and just relaxing. We spent only 5 days, but we wish we had been there at least a week. Staff was perhaps the best and friendliest ever.
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