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Dive Review of Wananavu Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Viti Levu

Wananavu Resort, Jul, 2012,

by Thomas Anklam, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 6773.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Monterey, Thailand, Socorro Islands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 75 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We did two days of diving with Wananavu as part of a three week trip to Fiji. My son and I started our trip with a week of diving on the Na"ia, so we were already accustomed to a pretty high standard before our dives with Wananavu.

Our experience in diving with Wananavu was first class. Very friendly and professional staff. The staff loads your gear on to the boat and washes and dries your gear at the end of your stay. My wife and son rented gear; good quality, no equipment problems. Modern, high speed boat allows you to get to prime dive spots in less than an hour.

Excellent selection of dive sites. The best of Fiji, lots of soft coral, interesting critters, zillions of fish and dramatic underwater scenery. Very comparable to what we experienced diving off the Na'ia.

On the critical side, access to the best dive sites was dependent on the wind. We visited during the Fijian winter and most days were quite windy. On the Na'ia, this was no big deal. But from the mainland, windy days limited the dive sites that were accessible. Our schedule was flexible and we had already done a lot of diving so we picked two relatively calm days to dive. But others who had less flexibility in their schedules had to deal with some extremely rough conditions if they wanted to dive every day. Our experience may not be typical because we visited during winter months.

As an FYI, the diving was expensive, but, given the remote location and the exceptional level of service, I thought it was a good value.

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