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Dive Review of Matava Eco Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Kadavu

January, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Sean Bruner, AZ, USA
Contributor   (15 reports)
"Matava Eco Resort, Kadavu, Fiji"
Report Number 8108
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia, Galapagos, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Islas Revillagigedo, Hawaii,
Cozumel, Roatan, BVI
Closest Airport
Kadavu
Getting There
connect through Nadi
International Airport

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy  
Seas
calm, choppy, surge  
Water Temp
78   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
25   to 75    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dives limited to 50 minutes, usually in the 60-80 feet range  
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
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
2 stars
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Food
4 stars
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Snorkeling
4 stars  
 
 

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Comments  
It took 30 hours from the time we left our house until we arrived at Matava
Eco Resort.  Was it worth it?  My initial impressions of the resort were
not that favorable, but it grew on me. The flight from Nadi to Kadavu was
in a twin Otter DeHaviland and was very cool. Two female pilots; a first. 
Afterwards, however, the boat ride to the resort was horrible: one hour
over rough seas in a panga with an outboard motor and no shade. I was badly
sunburned and I got abrasions on my butt from bouncing on the hard wooden
bench from which I was sore for the remainder of the trip.  Bring sunscreen
in your carry on; mine was packed away.  Other guests were ferried on the
dive boats in relative comfort, however, as we were on the ride back. 
There are no roads, both a blessing and an inconvenience.

Our bure (bungalow) was high on the hill (an energetic climb) from which we
had a commanding view of the ocean. This is an "eco resort," run
on sol ...
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