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Dive Review of Swiss Fiji Divers/Maravu Plantation Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Taveuni, Fiji

August, 2004, an Instant Reader Report by bill dobrin, il, usa
Report Number 2232
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Fiji previously,Australia,Palau,Belize,Caymans,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, currents  
Water Temp
82   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 90    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
100 ft max depth, 60 min time limit suggested, but not strictly enforced.  
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
  4 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
4 stars  
boat carried a fresh water bucket for cameras only when requested.However,
once requested, the bucket was on the boat for every dive.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
2 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
5 stars    
Swiss Fiji Divers is a well run dive operation. On the negative side, they
advertize nitrox on their website and at their shop but didn't have it
available the entire week that we were there. Their native Fijian
divemasters were all excellent and made every effort to try to make each
dive memorable. I would recommend them and will dive with them again in any
future trip to Taveuni.

Maravu Plantation Resort is directly across the road from Swiss Fiji Divers
and even shares the same beach, but seems to be totally ignorant about the
needs of divers. Breakfast, lunch and dinner were served at fixed times but
the 5 divers out of our group of 6 had to be at the boat at the same time
breakfast appeared and returned from our 2 tank dive as lunch was ending.
The restaurant staff was unconcerned about our dilemma until we complained
to the resort manager. Finally, the meal schedule was altered and we were
able to eat AND dive. The staff was similarly indifferent to any of the
other needs of anyone in our group.

My wife and I have been to several different resorts in Fiji but, sadly,
Maravu Plantation Resort does not live up to the standards of their
competition. This is the first time that we've actually been anxious to get
on the plane and go home.
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