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Dive Review of Nai'a in
Fiji and Tuvalu

February, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Ken Everett / Olga Gorbounova, IL, USA (1 report)
Report Number 3948
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Florida, Costa Rica, Cozumel, Roatan, Bonaire, Dominican Republic, Red Sea,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy  
Water Temp
83   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Up to diver discretion. Very accomodating.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
5 stars  
Shore Facilities  
The boat was very photographer friendly and the crew was unbelievably
careful with equipment.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
5 stars    
We enjoyed the trip so much we (and another passenger) rearranged our
travel plans and booked the following cruise when we learned space was

Don't know what the crew could have done to make the entire experience more
enjoyable. Every request was accommodated as much as possible. Dives were
rearranged as needed to take advantage of the best possible weather/current
conditions. Night dives were always available even if only one person
wanted to go. The skiff drivers were very responsive to pick you up shortly
after surfacing.

The cruise director, Sonia Goggel kept everything running perfectly and
presented very informative mini-seminars during the morning surface
intervals on reef life. The dive briefings were very comprehensive. Captain
John, Sonia and the entire crew made you feel as though we were sharing
with their family; consistent with Fijian people in general. 

Considering her age we were amazed at what good condition the boat was in.
As sailors and yacht owners, we could only hope our two-year-old yacht had
as little head odor, diesel smell and lack of typical boat smell as the

Accommodations were extremely comfortable. The salon was gracefully
transformed after every meal to a comfortable social / educational area.

This was our first live-aboard and we are concerned that the high level of
this start leaves room for disappointment on other vessels. We feel we
received more than our moneys worth and then some. The diving was
spectacular and the service superb. We would have stayed for a third cruise
if it had been possible! 

Thank you to all on the Nai'a!
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