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Dive Review of Paradise Taveuni in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Taveuni

Paradise Taveuni, Jun, 2012,

by Bruce Cummings, CA, US ( 1 report). Report 6602.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Florida Keys, California Catalina Island, Cayman Islands, Belize, Galapagos, Australia Barrier Reef,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 77 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 150 to 200 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Keep less than 100'.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales > 2
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Absolutely 5 star resort and diving experience! Australian owners Terri & Allan Gortan have hired superb staff from cooks, waitresses, land tour guides and diving operation people. Dive boats were safe and comfortable. Staff were very helpful with our dive gear prep and cleaning and gave good pre-dive briefings. When more divers arrived, Allan immediately hired another boat operator (Taveuni Sport Divers) who were also very knowledgeable of when and where to dive the local sites. We dove Rainbow Reef several times and saw the White Wall, Fish Factory, Freeway as well as going South to Vanu Reef and seeing Stair Case.
We did one land tour, a 2 hour "Cannibal Cave" hike with guide Sepo, who was born and raised on Taveuni. He gave a wonderful history of the island, spoke about the local flowers and edible plants on the island, and what the lava tube "Cannibal Cave" was all about. Highly recommend it!
We flew a 747-400 Air Pacific from LAX to Nadi and back to LAX, they left on time, gave great service and arrived early. From Nadi to Matei, Taveuni and back to Nadi, flew a 14 seat turbine Twin Otter of Pacific Sun on afternoon flights and departed and arrived on time.
Would go back in a second!

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