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Dive Review of Matava in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Kadavu

Matava, Jun, 2009,

by Norman Ross, TX, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 4879.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Cozumel, Honduras, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 73 to 74 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 40 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 2 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish N/A
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 3 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ 2 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments The wind was blowing 20-30 mph and the small dive boats were unable to go outside the Astrolab reef due to the swells. Inside the barrier reef the visibility was poor, there were not many fish and no soft coral to speak of. There are not many locations to dive inside the barrier reef-I dove 4 days and went to Cabbage Patch 3 times!!!
There is a limited amount of food served and the quality is not all that great.
The small dive boats are not big enough for going outside the barrier reef when there are swells of any size.
This was my third trip to Fiji and I will probably go again next summer, but not to Matava Resort.
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