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

October, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Scott and Laura George, CA, USA
Report Number 2209
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
51-100 dives
Where else diving
California, Honduras, Belize
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, currents  
Water Temp
77   to 79    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Ascend with 750 psi.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
     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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