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Dive Review of Ra Divers/Wananavu in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Wananavu

Ra Divers/Wananavu, Mar, 2010,

by Robert Barada, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports). Report 5416.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Bora Bora, Bonaire, Cayman Brac, Belize, Cozumel, California, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 82 to 84 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 25 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Depth limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
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 5 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling 1 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We have been to Marlin Bay resort on Beqa and did a liveaboard that dove the Bligh Waters, but this resort combined the best of both worlds. It is an extremely comfortable resort with good accommodations, excellent food, and you can dive the Bligh Waters -- weather permitting.

The resort is outstanding. Beautiful view of the ocean and offshore islands, very large, comfortable rooms, great meals with fresh curry, fish, pasta, and vegetables every meal. Very friendly and accommodating staff that knew your name after the first day.

We had a 10 night all inclusive package with 8 days of 2 tank dives. Unfortunately the near miss of Cyclone Tomas caused us to miss the first 2 days of diving. Ra Divers made up the difference, scheduling 3 tank dives as soon as the weather permitted. We actually went over our allotment of dives with no extra charges.

Ra Dives has two boats, a smaller faster boat that holds 12 divers and a larger boat that holds 22 or so. We had the smaller boat. A wet ride, but who cares. A good ladder between the engines, with help to board. No worries! We spend the last couple days on the larger boat and it is more comfortable, but hard to use sometimes dangerous ladders. Ra Divers has a 3rd boat scheduled for delivery in April

The visibility was down because of the storm, but it was still spectacular. When the weather dictated dives inside the reef, it was very good coral life, lots of big and small fish, and sharks on almost every dive. But when we could get outside the passage to the Bligh Waters, it was outstanding! Huge bommies with hard and soft corals, huge schools of fish, sharks and turtles, scorpionfish, clownfish, eels, nudis, etc.
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