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Dive Review of Jewel Bubble Divers/Maravu Plantation Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Taveuni

Jewel Bubble Divers/Maravu Plantation Resort, Oct, 2005,

by Scott and Laura George, CA, USA . Report 2210.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving California, Honduras, Belize
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas currents
Water Temp 77 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Ascend with 700 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Please see our other review with Swiss Fiji Divers for our comments on Maravu Plantation Resort.

While at Maravu we had already booked our diving through Swiss Fiji Divers across the street. We has such a great time diving in the Somosomo Strait that we decided to add another day of diving. Since Swiss Fiji couldn't accommodate us we went down the beach a few hundred yards to dive with Jewel Bubble Divers. Jewel was a new operation at the time started by the divemasters from Aquaventure, which had recently ceased operations. The staff at Jewel was friendly, accommodating, and very knowledgable of the local diving conditions. We told them we were hoping to dive the Great White Wall and they ensured we got there early enough to dive that site before the currents became too strong. The only complaint would be their boat. It was small and would be a pretty rough ride if the waves are choppy as they often are in the Somosomo Strait. While the boat was small, it did give us the luxury of being the only divers. Perhaps as Jewel continues their operations they might upgrade the boat.
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