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Dive Review of Pro Dive Paradise/Paradide Taveuni in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Taveuni

November, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Dave White, CA, US
Reviewer   (3 reports)
"Great Trip to Paradise Taveuni"
Report Number 7862
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
California, Cozumel, Little Cayman, Roatan, Bali, Sulawesi.
Closest Airport
Matei
Getting There
LAX-Nadi-Savusavu-Matei

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, currents  
Water Temp
77   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 100    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
50 minute bottom time plus safety stop. Start up with 1000 psi although
this was not strongly enforced. 100' max depth.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  4 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
Camera facilities on the boat consisted of an ice chest used as a camera
tank. It fit one large camera set up and several small cameras. It would
not have accommodate ...
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

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Beginners
4 stars   
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Comments  
Paradise Taveuni is the definition of a tropical island resort.  The
owners, Alan and Terri, have worked hard to make it the perfect setting.
The biggest plus is the attitude of the staff. They were willing to do
whatever was needed to keep everyone happy and always were smiling,
addressing everyone by name and giving a cheerful "Bula". The
resort has an ideal setting of Coconut palms, lawn, and a beautiful ocean
view. 

Most of the rooms are separate bures with a living area, bedroom, bath and
outside shower area. They also have a few more standard rooms that are
nice, but some staying in them complained of paper thin walls and noise. We
had an ocean view bure that was clean and well equipped. Two issues, one
was during hard rain water came under the back door and made the bathroom
floor wet. The other was intermittent hot water. We talked to Alan about it
and he said to run the hot water full on so the on demand heater would kick
on. This helped but did not always work. The bed in our room was very low
to the floor. In ot ...
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