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Dive Review of matana dive kadavu in
Fiji and Tuvalu/kadavu

October, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by kate mitchell, pa, usa
Report Number 226
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
[Carribean, red sea, palau, yap, borneo, cocos, galapagos, maldives,
mediterranean, bahamas, 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
74   to 75    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 150    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
there were only 2 of us most of the week, so they were very accomadating to
us. they suggested 60mins. twice we went over the hour doing macro .they
were great at finding macro and took us back to one site because i asked.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
1 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
2 stars  
[None]they provided a rinse bucket on the boat, which worked out fine for
the 2 of us. they resort brought rectangular buckets to our bures so we
could rinse our gear or camera's. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
[None]We were warned about the luggage allowance on SunAir, but it was not
a problem. the resort and all the staff, divemasters and villager's were
wonderful, kind, generous and the friendliest people I've met in a long
time. We attended a church service in the village to hear the beautiful
singing. my bure was large and hidden in the foliage! I had a great view of
the ocean and sunsets. Very breezy, and i needed thin sweatpants and
sweatshirt in the evenings! the water was colder than I'd expected, so i
had to borrow a 5mm wetsuit. I'm a woman, and women will be cold!! Wear
teeva's or nothing on feet, when you arrive (and leave), you are taken from
the airport by boat to the resort, and you wade to in the water to/from
shore. Very casual here, no shoes in lodge! Unbelievable selection of books
to read, but they must be returned. The soft coral in Kadavu was
disappointing, (much better in the Wananavu Resort area with Crystal Divers
on Vitu Levu), but the macro was fantastic. The oppurtunity to mingle with
the local villagers was priceless.  The food was great, too. My Fiji visit
(one week Wananavu, the next Kadavu), was one of my best trips yet.
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