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Dive Review of Dive Kandavu Ltd/Matana Beach Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Kandavu

Dive Kandavu Ltd/Matana Beach Resort, Feb, 2007,

by Don Beukers, Ca, USA . Report 3238.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 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 My wife and I checked into the Matana Beach resort with 4 others for a week of diving and relaxation, we got a shock upon checkout time.
I had paid for 5 days of diving, turned out I had paid for 5 two tank dives. We were briefed that we would go to Astrolab Reef and to Kong mountain, both all day dives. Upon checking out there was a charge of $1035.00 Fijian for the additional dives, a waterfall trip @$40.00 each, plus value added tax. This was quite a suprise because in addition we had a bar bill for wine, beer and a couple of margaritas (for my wife).That added an additional $679.72 Fijian to the above amount. The bar bill ($4.00 beer, $35.00 bottle of wine, etc) was up front, with the prices shown, but there was no other place to get wine or beer.
I just wish that all the info was up front, to eliminate the suprises.
The bures were fine, the resort holds 20 plus people and there were only our six there for a week. It would be hectic if 20 were in house.
The dive Master, Joelii, was great, You waded to the boat hauling your gear and set it up on the tanks. After the final dive, we hauled our gear to the bure and rinsed same and placed the items in a lockup for drying for the next day.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Palau, Truk, Hawaii, Caribbean all over, Australia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-45 Ft/ 9-14 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions We dove with a dive master/leader and could stay within the boundries of our computer. If you wanted to go on your own, there was no problem.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

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