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

Beqa Lagoon/Beqa Lagoon Resort, Nov, 2011,

by Rick Hart, TX, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 6351.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Working with Jacqualine with Beqa Lagoon Resort on the reservations was great. She was very pleasent and responsive and got us a good deal
The trip from LAX is long (10.5 hours). On arrival, were loaded onto a larger bus with no a/c and the windows did not open. After a 2 hour bus ride with no a/c and 90+ degrees in the bus, took a 45 minute boat ride to Beqa Lagoon Resort. At the island, transferred from the main boat to a small aluminum boat that got you close to the shore. Everyone had to wade ashore. They really need to build a small dock.
The food was fair with the same breakfast every day. Lunch was ok and dinner was only time there was dessert.
The diving was nice in that there are plenty of small tropical fish and the soft corals are colorful. However, they seem to go to the same handful of sites over and over and over again. They need to rotate sites as the ones they go to are showing the wear and tear.
The shark dive is now being called the big fish dive as it is mostly just big fish with a couple of large nurse sharks and a few smaller black tip. No tiger or bull sharks. We were told the bull sharks were in the deeper water mating.
The accomodations are very nice and are air conditioned. The grounds are extremely well maintained.
Since this is an island, the power is via 3 generators. And yes, you guessed it, 2 of the 3 generators went out the last 3 days. And there were no spare parts. Without power there was no a/c and that was not pleasent.
Mark, the manager, seemed to get pretty flusterred and would simply walk away from a guest when challenged. We cut the trip short a day early to go back to the Fiji mainland and get a hotel the last day before the long trip home. Mark did offer to pay for the hotel.
Overall, an ok trip, but probably not worth the long trip.
Websites Beqa Lagoon   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Costa Rica, Moorea, Kauai, Bahamas, Bonaire, Cozumel, Caymans, Belize, Utila, throughout the Carribean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 72-76°F / 22-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Begin return at 1,000 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments Small bucket on the boat for cameras. Other divers rinsed masks in same bucket..
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