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Dive Review of Matava Eco Adventure Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Kandavu Island

April, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by George Constantino, AK, US
Contributor   (14 reports, with 3 Helpful votes)
"Matava is a very special place"
Report Number 8225 has 1 Helpful vote
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Alaska, Florida, Georgia & California Coasts, Socorros, T&C,
Bahamas, Red Sea, Philippines 
Closest Airport
Kandavau
Getting There
It takes a 50 minute flight in
a twin engine otter and a 60
minute boat ride in a 25
covered boat to get to this
resort on Kandavu Island.

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, cloudy, dry  
Seas
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
78   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
40   to 70    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Had to dive with their dive master and come up with at least 750psi/50bar.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
no 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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Comments
Primitive - charging station in lounge.  Bucket, shared with fins, and
without water for cameras. ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
5 stars
Service and Attitude
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Value for $$
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Beginners
4 stars   
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Comments  
As others have reported, Matava is an Eco Adventure Resort and an
acceptable mix of  Fijian laid back, organic, and ecologically smart
venture.   Two of the owners live on site and are actively involved in the
day to day operations.  At least 95% of the staff are from the local
villages and they treat you like family.   The meals are excellent and we
enjoyed the evening social hour.   There were just a hand full of guests at
the resort whi ...
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