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

Matava Eco Resort: "Matava Eco Resort, Kadavu, Fiji", Jan, 2015,

by Sean Bruner, AZ, USA (Contributor Contributor 15 reports). Report 8108.

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
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 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 ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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