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Dive Review of Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Savusavu

Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort, Nov, 2003,

by John S Wilson, CO, USA . Report 1258.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Undoubtedly one of the finest resorts I've stayed in in my diving travels. Not having dived in the South Pacific before, the corals and critters were a wonderful surprise. Dive boats were in perfect shape, the crews very helpful in dive planning, and videos were taken of all divers for later (optional, of course) purchase.

Weather was warm, for the most part, with fans providing cooling in each bure. Temps were in the mid-80s during the day, and sleeping was comfortable after about 9:30 PM. Afternoon showers usually came, after the day's dives.

I had my own private, tastefully-furnished bure, with daily maid service, and food service and laundry on call. The food was fresh daily, with wonderful vegetables out of the on-premises garden, and much of the meat flown in from Australia and New Zealand. Breads and desserts were made fresh each day, and the waitstaff learned my name immediately and constantly greeted me with a smile.

I did the five-day, two-tank dive package, with a day off in midweek to visit town and look for souvenirs at the smallish local marketplace and to buy fresh lobsters, which our cook/chef cooked up for us upon our return.

The whole resort was absolutely clean, and the dive shop was fully equipped, in case you might have forgotten something or in case something broke! They also had fast Web access in the office area, for a nominal fee, which I surely didn't expect on a small island located a goodly distance from Fiji's main capital island.

There was entertainment of various types, including making handicrafts (not as corny as it sounds) singers and dancers, and programs for kids and nondivers. And you couldn't beat the massages available, post-dive...

This is, in short, a five-star resort; expensive, but worth each cent, if you want topnotch service, great diving, and wonderful, unique food and service at each and every meal, and for each and every dive.

Take lots to read, and maybe a small portable radio, because there is no TV and no room phone available. "Fiji Radio" plays old-time faves, and the news is largely local. Fine, for a week!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Bahamas, Belize, Puerto Rico, Cocos Island, Galapagos, Florida, California, Cuba, Virgin Islands, Cozumel, Caymans
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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