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Dive Review of Naia in
Fiji and Tuvalu

February, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Michael N. Hofman, CA, US
Contributor   (14 reports, with 3 Helpful votes)
"Fiji once again"
Report Number 8300
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Fiji, Indonesia, Palau, Caribbean, Hawaii, Vanuatu,Philppines
Closest Airport
Nandi
Getting There
Fiji airways not my favorite
but only about an 8 hour
flight

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
78   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
30   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
they talked about 70 minute dive times to keep within the schedule but it
was a very relaxed scheduled  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Comments
room enough for many photogs and equipment ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Food
5 stars
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Snorkeling
5 stars  
 
 

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Beginners
3 stars   
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Comments  
there have tons of reviews about the Naia, including the stories last year
about an obnoxious client who harassed an Undercurrent reviewer.  Well, we
had none of those problems.  Eight of us arranged to do the charter when
our friend Paul Humann was supposed to be aboard (he couldn't make the
trip), and had a super time. ...
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By lyndad2 at Jul 23, 2015 01:18 EST  
Did you really mean depth restrictions to 30 feet?  And Africa?
By mhofman at Jul 23, 2015 22:30 EST  
sorry I asked the web master to change to the location to the Pacific (it
was after i did a review of mozambique).  My diving to 30 feet was a
personal restriction because I was in the middle of a PFO evaluation (and
have since had the PFO closure procedure).
By lyndad2 at Jul 24, 2015 01:22 EST  
I understand now.  I was on the Naia in Nov. 14 (see my review), so I
puzzled about the depth restriction. Just to make it clear to everyone, I
think it was 100 feet suggested for max. depth.
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