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

March, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Dennis Lewis, CA, US
Sr. Reviewer   (7 reports)
Report Number 6216
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Palau, Yap, Hawaii, Tahiti, Cayman, Cozumel, Roatan, Baja.
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
surge, currents  
Water Temp
79   to 81    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
60   to 90    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
When the current was very strong, we had to stay as a tight group.   
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
no 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
Comments
No bucket or other place to keep gear on the boat. Same at the shop so it
was back to the bure with the gear. Good thing the shop is only steps away!
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
4 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  
Snorkeling
3 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
Beginners
2 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
Paradise Resort fits its name. The waterfront bure has a separate bedroom,
outdoor shower and covered veranda with a day bed. The living room also had
two day beds. Fine for a family of three. Four pushes it due to the lack of
storage space for clothes and gear. No air conditioning, but the fans and
ocean breezes are fine at night. I was told that the "garden"
bures did not get the breezes and were warm. 
The food is cooked to order on a changing menu. You order at the meal
before (lunch at breakfast, etc). Always a variety of fish, beef/chicken
and vegetarian options. Drinks are not included in the basic plan and can
add up quickly since the local beer, Vanu, is rather tasty. 
Not to be missed is the Lovo Feast and kava ceremony. This is not the same
as at other resorts where you get a Luau show like in Hawaii. Paradise
brings in the local village for a grand night with the guests. It's a night
of Kava, music and dance - guests and locals alike. Remember the school
supplies for the children since they are the key to the night. 
The reefs are in great shape. Paradise will also dive a reef off the south
end of Taveuni call Vuna. They are the only shop that can so you have the
entire reef to yourself. Well, yourself, the thousands of purple and white
soft corals and schools of every fish in the sea. 
Great place, healthy fish and coral, and friendly, happy people. I can't
wait to go back. Why did I ever leave?  
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