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Dive Review of Taveuni Dive/The Remote Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Rainbow Reef area

May, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Dorothy McDonald, OH, US
Contributor   (17 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
"Great Time in Fiji!"
Report Number 8232 has 1 Helpful vote
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Solomon Islands, French Poly, Tonga, Easter Island, most of Caribbean,
Australia, Florida Keys, Hawaii, Kiribati, Philippines, Indonesia
Closest Airport
Taveuni
Getting There
From LAX flew to Nadi, Fiji,
from there flew to Taveuni. 
The resort had a car and
driver waiting for us at
Taveuni airport for about a 20
minute drive to a dock where a
Taveuni dive boat was waiting
to take us on about a 30
minute ride to the resort. 
Same for return trip.  If
using Fiji Air book all the
way thru to Taveuni to avoid
extra baggage fees.  

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
74   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Our guide let us set the depth and time - diving until we were at 500psi or
cold.  Sometimes there was a third diver in our group and he/she would
ascend when they were low on air.  Once another guide and 2 divers were on
the boat but there was no pressure to end our dives early.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  5 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
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Boat Facilities
N/A
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Shore Facilities  
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Comments
The resort is not a dive resort, so no particular accommodations for UWPs. 
The boat had a large plastic bucket filled with fresh water to 
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Accommodations
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Food
4 stars
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Shore Diving  
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Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

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Beginners
1 stars   
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Comments  
The flight going worked out fine with no delays.  However, Fiji Air charges
$120- USD for an extra bag - each way - so pack light!  They are also very
strict about the size and weight of your carry-on.  On the return from
Nadi, Fiji Air cancelled our flight twice.  They did put everyone up in
hotels both nights and gave vouchers for food, but they have few planes, so
be aware that this could happen and if you have a connecting flight out of
LAX try to book that flight through Fiji Air too so they will take care of
those arrangements.  We did not, and had to pay the extra fees to United
each time we rebooked our connecting flight.  

The Remote Resort is actually on a peninsula of Vanua Levu and the only way
to reach it is by boat.  There are only 4 bur ...
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