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Dive Review of Naia in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Naia: "Fiji once again", Feb, 2015,

by Michael N. Hofman, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 16 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 8300.

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
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments room enough for many photogs and equipment ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
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. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US at Jul 23, 2015 01:18 EST  
Did you really mean depth restrictions to 30 feet? And Africa?
By Michael N. Hofman in CA, US 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 Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US 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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