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Dive Review of Qamea Island Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Qamea

Qamea Island Resort, Oct, 2005,

by Scott and Laura George, CA, USA . Report 2209.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving California, Honduras, Belize
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 77 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Ascend with 750 psi.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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 N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Qamea Island Resort is a first-rate operation. The bures are spacious, beautiful, and immaculate. All of the bures site just a few yards from the ocean and have fabulous views. The resort is very private and the service is extremely friendly and attentive. The food is excellent and very fresh and creative - much of featured fresh seafood. My only complaint is that we had trouble some booking massages at the spa. After flying for 11+ hours from Los Angeles we were very much looking forward to the Jet Lag Massage only to find out that the massages were booked for three days. We would have made reservations before arriving but we were told there was no need. After complaining several times, somehow the staff was able to squeeze us in.
We only dived one day with the resort, but found those dives to be lackluster in comparison to the diving we would do in the Somosomo strait the following week. It could be that Qamea dives better sites, but the two sites we dived had some coral bleaching and were not nearly as spectacular as we expected. Also, it appeared that Qamea has limited capacity for the number of divers so make sure you book your diving in advance. Had we arrived the previous week, we would not have been able to dive due to a dive group having booked them to capacity.
Overall, Qamea is an amazing resort. If diving is your major planned activity, you might be better off at one of the resorts on Taveuni where you are closer to the best dive sites but staying at Qamea is definitely a special experience of its own.
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