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Dive Review of Paradise Taveuni in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Taveuni

June, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Bruce Cummings, CA, US (1 report)
Report Number 6602
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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