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Dive Review of Nai'a Fiji in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Fiji

January, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Lisa Vitale, TX, US
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
"Awesome Diving/Crew/Boat!"
Report Number 8132
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia, Maldives, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Palau, Australia,
Galapagos, Belize, Honduras, Cayman, Bahamas, Turks & Caicos, Mexico,
Sea of Cortez
Closest Airport
Getting There
Flights were easy, Fiji
Airways direct from LAX.

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy, dry  
Seas
calm, choppy, surge, currents, no currents  
Water Temp
78   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
40   to 60    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Dive your computer.   
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
There is a nice camera room with space for your cameras and ite
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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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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
We flew into Fiji a couple days early and stayed at the Westin Denarau. The
Nai'a came and picked us up and we were off on our 10 day trip. 

It was about a 1 1/2 hour drive to the boat. Our room was very nice, lots
of space for your personal items and space to put your luggage. The shower
was the largest of any liveaboard I have been on so far.

We were briefed, got our dive gear together and went on a check-out dive. A
total of 4 to 5 dives were planned each day. Diving started with the first
dive at 7 AM. Dives were at 7 AM, 10 AM, 1:30 PM, and 4:30 PM, then a night
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By lyndad2 at Feb 25, 2015 10:30 EST  
I did the 7-day itinerary in early Nov 2014 (see my review). Better
visibility (usually about 100), but water COLD (as low as 74 F). Agree,
there's usually one (or two) jerks on every trip (none on my trip) and
while it's always worth voicing your complaints to the cruise director, as
your wrote, it's best to just avoid them. Josh and Amanda were great,
especially Josh's daily "classes" on fish behavior, habitat, etc.
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