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

Beqa Lagoon Resort: "Great shark dives, not so great reef dives", Sep, 2019,

by Jason Marks, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 11165 has 3 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments Three days a week, Beqa Lagoon Resort does a high energy shark feeding dive trip (two dives on the same site) where big bull sharks and even bigger tiger sharks gather for a feast of fish heads. The day we did it, it was well managed, seemed as safe as it could be given the wild predators involved, and was really exciting. We saw four tiger sharks, I think – and reportedly even more show up later in the season.

When you are not diving with the sharks, they take the boats to some of the fringing reefs surrounding Beqa Island. Here’s where ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Beqa Lagoon Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Phillipines, Maldives, French Polynesia, Caribbean, Micronesia.
Closest Airport Suva Getting There We came from Nadi (international airport), but Suva is a lot closer. Resort supplied transport to Pacific Harbor, where their boat picks you up at the Pearl Resort.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 77-79°F / 25-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions The shark feeding dives are of course done as a group. On the reef dives some of the guides were overly demanding for staying with them.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments On one of the boats, cameras were piled together in the rinse bucket. But the next day they were more ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Alice Ribbens in MN, US at Oct 02, 2019 15:03 EST  
This is a bummer to hear. We were at Beqa nearly 2 years ago (Nov. 2017) and the dive op seemed to be in transition then--at that point, they had a new dive op manager after not having had one in nearly a year. Boats were under repair and they had to borrow a boat from another operation. Nitrox was iffy, tanks were out of spec, etc. I had hoped they would get their act together, but apparently not. [I heard rumors when we were there that the GM was talking about disbanding the dive op altogether.]
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