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Dive Review of Royal Davui Island Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Fiji

August, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Craig Morris, TX, USA (1 report)
Report Number 5226
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Mostly in the Pacific, but Carribean too.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
76   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
80   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
There were no restrictions. Just tell them want you want and they can make
it happen  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
I did not have a camera and was only on one of several day boats they had
available. The boat I was on had a protected area for cameras, but not a
dedicated table like on a liveaboard.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
4 stars  
4 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
I spent a night a Royal Davui Island since I was in Fiji and it was
recommended to me by a friend. For a special occasion or just for a
secluded and romantic getaway its definitely worth it. I was picked on
time by the Royal Davuis shuttle boat and met by the managers (Julie and
Darryl) on the dock when I arrived. Darryl and Julie were very gracious
hosts and with only 16 bungalows in their private island they spent time
getting to know each guest and made sure they got full enjoyment out of
their stay. As I entered the reception area I was greeted by the staff
singing a traditional welcome song complete with a live band. The place is
spectacular and well manicured. The staff are very friendly and know your
name almost immediately. Customer service is the focus and there is plenty
of attention to detail. All meals are included and there is a new menu
every day with made to order fresh cuisine. The bungalows are well
appointed and all are air conditioned. They all look out over the ocean
through a wall of glass doors that open up both on the bedroom and living
room. The roof also has a section that opens by remote control so a breeze
can flow through anytime you want. There is local art in each room and wood
and marble are the order of the day. There is a balcony off of the bedroom
and the living room and each bungalow has a private plunge pool. The
first day I did a shore dive with two other guests and explored the reef
around the island. Youll find plenty of pacific tropical fish and corals,
which can also be enjoyed just snorkeling. The dive staff knew my name
before I arrived and went out of their way to make sure that everyone was
attended to regardless of their diving experience. The next day I did a
two-tank boat dive with one other guest. The resort has multiple boats and
can accommodate any group and any itinerary you want. We dived a wreck and
several pinnacles. The first dive was near the peak of high tide so
visibility was spectacular. We saw octopus, giant sea fans, lots of soft
and hard corals, and plenty of schooling fish. The dive guide, Vilo, was
very good at pointing out small critters and kept an eye on everyone. The
second dive was through a garden of pinnacles that were covered in life
from the bottom up. The safety stop on the top of the pinnacles was like
diving in an aquarium. Unfortunately, I was not there long enough to dive
any of the walls, but if they are anything like the rest of Fiji there is
guaranteed to be plenty of pelagic action including sharks and Manta Rays.
For those who are not divers, there is plenty to do including nothingits
your choice. Check out for information. 
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