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Dive Review of Garden Island Resort/Garden Island in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Taveuni

Garden Island Resort/Garden Island: "Fantastic Fiji!", Jul, 2019,

by Michelle Dannelley, MO, US ( 1 report). Report 11145.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments This was our second visit to the Garden Island Resort, we were part of a group of twelve divers.
The staff is very attentive, they make a point to learn your name the first day. The rooms are clean and comfortable with a desk and couch and end table providing plenty of room relaxing and for cameras and other gear. The property is well-maintained but the dock has not been repaired since a hurricane several years ago.
Each day at breakfast the lunch and dinner menus are presen ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Grand and Little Cayman, Turks and Caicos, Cozumel, Roatan, Bahamas, Belize, Fiji, Galapagos
Closest Airport Getting There Tulsa to LA to Nadi to Taveuni.. The overnight flight from LA to Fiji and the reverse makes the time and date change fairly easy if you can get some sleep.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy, cloudy Seas currents
Water Temp 78-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility - Ft/ - M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Easygoing dive masters provided a plan but did not enforce it, especially time limits which I appreciated as I want the most of my vacation. This may have been frustrating for the less experienced divers who had to wait on the boat.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The boats are not UWP friendly, very small rinse buckets and no designated safe place for cameras. The divers masters were excellent and pointing ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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