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Dive Review of Swis Fiji Divers/Coconut Grove Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Taveuni

November, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Randy Klumph, OR, USA
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 916
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, rainy, cloudy  
choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
76   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 65    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Depth limits enforced  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  4 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 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):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
My wife and I spent 3 weeks diving in Fiji. We used Sea Fiji Travel
( to book the trip. All flights, connections, ground
transportation, and bookings were flawless. Reports are filed separately
for the other two weeks (Marlin Bay and Fiji Aggressor). The first week we
stayed in Taveuni at Coconut Grove Resort (
Fantastic accomodations, service and food - very intimate setting, private
beach. My wife and I were the only people on the beach, walking in the
moonlight. The food was plentiful and delicious. We could not get enough of
the Dahl soup or the Rou Rou soup. Sadly, we forgot to get the recipes. We
definitely want to go back. We would have easily enjoyed spending all three
weeks here. While this resort is not specifically a divers destination,
Ronna (the owner) will accomdate diver's schedules and even fix a box lunch
if requested or hold the kitchen open if you have a late return.

Our Taveuni diving was with Swiss Fiji Divers ( (a
$2FD cab ride each way from the resort - always prompt). Excellent customer
care and equipment. They take excellent care of all the gear. All we have
to do is show up and get on the boat. Their huge boat has fresh water
shower and marine head. The hot tea/coffee and snacks at surface interval
was the best. On our first dive we jokingly asked the divemaster to show us
a shark. There was one waiting for us when we descended, and we spotted
sharks on all subsequent dives, as well as schools of Jacks and Barracuda.
The reef life was prolific - lion fish, sharks, barracuda, jacks, anthias,
etc - all in abundance. The soft corals and colors were extensive. They
don't call it Rainbow Reef for nothing and the Great White Wall is
something to be experienced. Visibility was not optimal. Lots of upwelling
due to the change in seasons and water temp was 78F but the amount of reef
life more than made up for it. We wore 3mm wetsuit and 3mm core suit. Swiss
Fiji's divemasters had exceptional eyes, being able to spot the smallest of
creatures and their knowledge of the currents and conditions gave us
confidence in the dive plans. This was one of the more safety concious
operations we've encountered. They also offer free advanced certification
if booking for 5 or more days.
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