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Dive Review of Beqa Lagoon Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Beqa Island

Beqa Lagoon Resort: "Great Bucket List Dive Trip - Long Hard Travel", Nov, 2019,

by Randolph G. Smith, TX, US ( 1 report). Report 11215.

Photos Submitted with this Report

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11 ft. Tiger Bull Shark 15 ft.Tiger
Shepherd's Hook
School Kids

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Beqa Island is about 14 miles from the main island of Fiji. The island contains 9 small villages with a local population of around 3000. The island is a verdant tropical paradise. The all inclusive resort accommodates about 36-40 guests and primarily caters to divers although there were other activities for non-divers including hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, boat and island tours. There were day time activities of arts and crafts and education presentations such as the various uses of coconuts and coconut trees. There was nightly entertainment of fire walkers, fire dancers and musical entertainment. We were treated with choir presentations with singers ranging in age from young children to old men and women singing traditional Fijian music. Such great harmonies and such inspiration to see the young and old harmonizing together. We also went to the local school (grades 1st through 8th) and brought some school supplies for the children. We were entertained by the children singing Fijian music as well as some English renditions of songs such as "Old McDonald". It seemed everyone on the island had good voices and many played a musical instrument. I suspect that there was a local law requiring anyone living on the island to be a singer - or get kicked off the island. We stayed in a water front bure ( pronounced bur-ray). It was a good size with a king and queen bed as well a large couch and easy chair. There was a moderate sized bathroom with a shower and hot water. Each bure had it own circulating plunge pool an ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Roatan, Guanaja, Utila Honduras - Grand, Brac, Little Cayman - Cozumel, Akumal, Cancun, Costa Maya, Banco Chinchorro Mexico - Ambergris Caye, Turneffe Island, Glovers Atoll, Placentia Belize -
Dominica - Abaco Bahamas - Bonaire - Manatee dive Florida
Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Big Island Hawaii -

Closest Airport Nadi Getting There Austin to Sacramento to LAX to Nadi (pronounced Nandi - 11 hr. flight) then 2 hr. bus ride to marina (included 30 min shopping stop) Then 1 hr. boat ride to Beqa Lagoon Resort. From the time we left our home in Austin till we arrived at the resort was about 40 hrs and 40 hrs. on the return trip. This included quite a bit of time waiting in airports and the marina.
Although it was worth it in the end I have to admit the travel was a bitch.

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas calm, surge, currents
Water Temp 78-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 70-90 Ft/ 21-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions When signaled to leave shark dive don't hang around for more photos
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments All the camera setups were crammed into a moderate size water filled container on the boat. Very inadequate for the number o ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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