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

July, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Thomas Anklam, CA, US
Reviewer   (4 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 6773
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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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