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Dive Review of Beqa Lagoon Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Beqa Lagoon Resort, Aug, 2004,

by Karen Guthrie, CA, USA (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports). Report 1243.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Grand and Little Cayman, La Paz Mexico, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii, Belize, Bahamas (Cay Sal Bank), Catalina California, Great Barrier Reef
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas calm, choppy, currents, noCurrents
Water Temp 77 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 150 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Encouraged not to dive more than about an hour so as not to keep people waiting
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments No camera table but big rinse tanks. Could put camera on benches.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments GREAT food, service, warm people, neat critters like Blue Ribbon eels on most dives, Clown TRIGGER fish, Titan, Scythe, and red toothed triggers too. Sleeping white tip reef sharks, nudibranchs, loads
of anenome fish and baby fish. Healthy beautiful coral, great viz, lion fish etc. Great live local music at dinner every night. Local dancers entertained one night and they were very fun. Firewalkers also came and did their thing. All the shore diving you can eat and two night dives a week. (Take your own cylume sticks) in fact don't expect to buy anything the entire time you are there because there is nowhere to go. Kayaking fun and sheltered. Internet access available but expensive. They bent over backwards to make everything just perfect. The food was so good that it compared most of the time well with really good restaurants at home. I would go there for dinner if they existed here and that is a big step above where most dive places are. Water 100% safe from a spring and we ate and drank everything and if I can do it anyone would be fine. Watch out for the Kava bowl as everyone drinks from it and some people got a throat infection a couple of days after the kava ceremony and had to go back to the mainland to get to a doctor. Be sure to get to Joe's Best. The best dive site I have ever seen. It can have a little current but it is breathtaking. If Fiji had a coral bleaching problem in 11 dives here and 12 in the Bligh waters I never saw it. The whole thing is a riot of life. Just counting the critters in a cubic yard of space would be maddening. Laundry service nice because of the humidity. (nothing dried) I usually don't use them as they tend to be rediculous but for about $3-5US per person per day we kept out of the laundry business and in clean dry unsmelly garments. the grounds are right out of a postcard and the trip from the airport is through lush beautiful jungle that is probably what the best parts of Hawaii used to look like. This is a seriously not to be missed place.
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