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Dive Review of Beqa Lagoon Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Beqa Lagoon Resort: "Spectacular shark diving", Jun, 2017,

by Roger D Roth, OH, US (Contributor Contributor 16 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 9688 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Beqa Lagoon Resort sits on the beach with numerous cabanas of various sizes and quality. The staff is super-friendly and extremely attentive to each and every guest, knowing most names of guests within a day or two of their arrival. The meals are prepared by the resident chef and the presentation of each dish splendidly shows the special attention given to the food. Guests have multiple choices to choose from for every meal.
The resort offers 2 and three tank dives each day, sometimes including a picnic lunch on the boats after the second dive. The two main dive boats can accommodate up to 18-20 divers and a third boat can take 4-6 divers for more private diving, as desired. The dive staff also knows most everyone’s names and gear. Before and after diving, the staff handles all the heavy gear so divers only need to carry their own cameras from the boats then rinse and hang their wetsuits on a rack outside to dry. Wetsuits are later taken to the wetsuit room each evening by the staff.
Dive sites can be as close as a 5-minute boat ride or as much as 30-40 minutes away to get to more pristine areas. These sites are dotted with large coral heads and bommies that can rise to within a few feet of the surface. The beautiful Fiji reefs display hard and soft corals along with the large array of colorful fish, eels and macro critters that one would expect to find in this area of the world. There are also a few shipwrecks to explore from 70-100’ deep before returning to the reef areas. It’s not uncommon to spot white tip reef sharks cruising by, sharing their waters with the divers. Dives can average an hour or more and safe solo diving is allowed for the discerning photographer or videographer who wants to take his or her time to compose those special images.
Beqa Lagoon Resort has been offering spectacular shark dives for years that will guarantee an adrenalin rush for all divers, even including experienced shark divers like myself. Almost every shark dive will include tawny nurse sharks, gray reef sharks, black tip and white tip sharks, bull sharks, and most of the time 10-14’ tiger sharks will also show up to top off the dives. The guides are extremely aware of the sharks and pay close attention to them as well as the divers.
Websites Beqa Lagoon Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Indonesia, Hawaii, Caribbean, Caymans, Belize, Honduras, Red Sea, Papua New Guinea, Cozumel, Dominica and more
Closest Airport Nadi Getting There LAX or SFO direct to Nadi

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40-60 Ft/ 12-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments There's a large rinse tank for cameras at the dive shop and smaller ones on the boats. Battery charging is done in the main office since power surges may occur unexpectedly around the resort.
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