Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
 

Dive Review of Beqa Adventure Divers/Lagoon Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Beqa Lagoon, Suva Is.

Beqa Adventure Divers/Lagoon Resort, Oct, 2004,

by dale johnson, mt, usa . Report 1540.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, California, Micronesia, Belize, Tavenui (Fiji)
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 60 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions none. No nitrox available.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Small Bucket on boat, No table, etc.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments The dive operation emphasizes its "Big Fish Encounter" in which "fish scraps are reintroduced back in to the food chain to feed the fish and sharks of Shark Reef" (a marine reserve,$10 daily entry fee). Several of us , who did not want to participate in the shark feeding for ethical reasons, dove an adjacent reef from the same boat and saw lots of large fish which I am sure were attracted to the area by the feeding. We saw many blacktip, whitetip, and gray reef sharks in all sizes as well as a huge magnificent silvertip with a few smaller ones plus several lemon sharks. In addition there were many types of large jacks,including giant trevally,and some very large snapper and bass, etc.
The Fiji natives on the boat/dive crew were wonderful to dive with. A negative note: one of the caucasian owners came along for the shark dives and insisted on smoking on the dive boat in spite of being asked not to do so by the divers. In addition, he was rude to divers tending to give abrupt orders rather than instructions or requests. Since the boss smoked, one of the other crew members did too.
The resort itself is situated on a river about a mile from the ocean. Nice pool but no beach. It was built in the 70s as a casino/bordello/golf course tocater to wealthy Asians and Arabs. The large rooms are therefore much nicer than the average dive destination with tile floors, marbled baths, A/C, and the staff is wonderful. Free coaster bikes are available to ride to the village or around the golf course.
This might be a nice place to spend a few days,perhaps to play some golf. Don't go to dive unless you want to support a shark feeding operation and tolerate a boat acrew that smokes.
Was this report helpful to you?
Bookmark and Share
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)
Subscribers can comment here
 

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 356 dive reviews of Fiji and Tuvalu and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share
Featured Links from Our Sponsors
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Reef & Rainforest, Let our experience be your guide -- Reef and Rainforest
Reef & Rainforest
is an agency for travelers that scuba dive. Experience Astrolabe Reef, soft coral, friendly people, kava ceremonies, tropical islands. Let us plan your adventure to Fiji.

Want to assemble your own collection of Fiji and Tuvalu reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Undercurrent Home


Get more dive info like these and other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email.
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get a free
monthly email and
a sample issue!



Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |


Copyright © 1996-2017 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

Page displayed in 0.08 seconds