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

May, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Curt Andrus, TX, USA
Reviewer   (6 reports)
Report Number 4105
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Baja, California, Caribbean (Bonnaire, BVI's, Cayman, Dominica, Guadeloupe,
Montserrat), Costa Rica, Fiji, Indonesia (Sulawesi, Bali, Komodo), Palau,
PNG, Seychelles,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

windy, cloudy  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Were allowed to dive to our certification levels  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
The crew of the Nai'a worked well together as a team. Everyone had a role
and knew what was expected of them. Their interaction with guests was
always relaxed and accommodating. Nitrox fills were consistently 31%. Tanks
were reliably close to 3000psi on every fill. Diving was from skiffs which
may prove challenging for some divers, but the skiff operators were always
there to take gear and assist divers in boarding. A ladder was available if
you needed it. Overnight crossings were relatively calm, but engine noise
may interrupt some light sleepers. Consistently did 4 dives per day. Night
dives offered on several occasions. 

Weather was a bit of a let down, but you can't complain about that. Fish
life was abundant and varied. A couple dives had numerous sharks,
barraducas, mackerels, wahoo, jacks, etc.  Most dives were around pinnacles
and reefs that were covered with hard and soft corals and abundant reef

Cabins were economical, but varied. Bunk beds vs. queen/king significantly
affected cabin layout. Call ahead before booking to maximize your floor
space. In-cabin storage was adequate, and excess baggage can be stored in
bottom shelves of the camera room. All cabin had ensuite bathrooms and
individual a/c control. Meals were varied and well-cooked - not overcooked.

Dive staff was knowledgable and did thorough briefings before dives.  A
village visit mid-way through the week gave guests a bit of local color.
The evening meal that day was a lovo - traditional foods cooked in an
in-ground oven with hot rocks covered with banana leaves. Take a flashlight
on the village visit.    
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