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Dive Review of Sonaisali Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu

April, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Judith Kendall, CA, USA
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 4843
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
[Red Sea, Caribbean, Wakatobi, Sipidan, Palau, Yap, Layang Layang 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
80   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Divemaster was alert to the divers ability and experience.  Keeping that in
mind, we were able to proceed with our buddy at safe diving levels.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
The resort, boat captain and divemaster did their best.  However, it was a
small boat operation.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
5 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
3 stars   
3 stars    
This resort is a great find for divers.  Although it is not a
"dive" resort, the benefits far outweigh anything else.  In fact,
the facilities, divemaster and personnel make this an outstanding vacation
spot for divers and nondivers as well.  First of all, from LAX it is one
flight away. (11 hours)  You get picked up at the Nadi Airport and are
driven( 30 minutes) to the dock where a shuttle boat( 4 minutes) transports
you to the Sonaisali Resort.  In other words, it's a private island just
outside Nadi.  At anytime you wish to shop in Nadi or sightsee you are a
mere shuttle boat away.  That's what's so nice.  No long bus/boat ride or
another Fijian flight from Nadi.  In fact we never felt the need to leave
this private island all week. (Actually we were there over New Years 09 as

The diving is great with many locations within reach. Visiting repeat dive
sights was done only upon request.  And since this is not a dive resort
perse, the crowds were not present.  It was up close and personal with
divemaster and captain.  We loved it.  Oh, another good feature:We booked
the trip through Costco Travel agency.  This also ensured a reasonable not
espensive trip and absolutely no hassles.  I only hope that in letting this
good news out, it doesn't spoil the place for our future trips. The
accommodation/private bures were nicely appointed and even included a
jacuzzi on the front veranda of each bungalow.  Included meals were very
tasty.  And each evening Fijian entertainment was provided
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