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Dive Review of Kai Viti Divers/Wananavu in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Viti Levu

Kai Viti Divers/Wananavu, Aug, 2007,

by Larry Polster, IN, USA . Report 3523.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The dive masters were great, leave your gear outside your Burre the first day and they picked it up. They changed tanks, rinsed your gear, and had it all back on the boat again the next day.

The dive shop had a few shirts and caps, but out of most popular sizes. The rental gear looked OK, but take your own if you have it.

We had high winds on most days of the 2 weeks, but finally made it to the Bligh Waters for three tank dives on a couple days with great shark diving in strong currents. The closer dive sites were great for beginners, but as not as exciting for experienced divers.

The resort was older but well kept...we enjoyed a Beach Burre, very important if you have a non-diving companion. Snorkling was poor from shore, but a $50 snorkle trip was good. The band boys were playing at lunch and dinner, and Kava was always available for guests at dinner from the band...they don't usuaully tip in Fiji, but have a "Christmas Fund" you could contribute at the end of your trip. This is split among the staff at Christmas Holiday.

The food was plentiful, but like most resorts it was the same ol' menu and it got boring after a week. Be sure to have your driver stop in Lautoka or Ba on the way (2.5 hr trip) to Wananavu. You can purchase wine, beer, and snacks (not on Sunday) before you arrive. The resort is remote and expensive if you purchase adult beverages or munchies from the shop.

If you like "spirits", be sure to purchase at duty free store at the Nadi airport before getting your bags. A bottle of vodka in town is $80 compared to $20 at the airport.

The sunsets were great, the water colorful, and the Fijian music pleasant. I would only stay at this location for a week and spend the rest of your dive trip at Taveuni, Kadavu, or Beqa.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Panama, Maldives, Cozumel, Belize, St Thomas, St Croix, St Martin, Roatan, Bonaire, Curacao
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 100' recommended, but you could dive within your limits, most dives were 60 minutes, less on shark deep dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 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 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Plenty of soft corals, reef sharks on many dives, couple dives had Leopard Shark, plenty of nudi's, take wide angle and macro, the captain could usually advise which dive to take macro, but only after he arrived at the site. No camera table, but good rinse bucket.
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