Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
 

Dive Review of Kai Viti/Wananavu in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Rakiraki

Kai Viti/Wananavu, Jun, 2006,

by Bill Ehler, Texas, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 3061.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Belize, Cozumel, Costa Rica, Fiji, Palau, Yap, Marshall Islands, Manado, Lembeh, Sipadan, Mabul, Lankayan, Layang Layang, Truk, Red Sea, Mozambique, Saudi Arabia, PNG, Philippines, Solomon Island, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nuie, Kosrae, Columbia, Turks Caicos, Bimini, Florida, Texas and Socorro Island
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas choppy, surge, currents, noCurrents
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Only restriction was that we did not exceed 130 ft. We were permitted to dive our own computers.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments There was no dedicated camera storage area on the boat. Our group only had two photographers. The crew would have provided soak tank if requested.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 2 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Kai Viti Divers were excellent.They dive the same areas as the liveaboard boats. After 36 years of diving this land based dive operation is among the very best. The dive jet boat is sea worthy, fast, comfortable, extremely well maintained, equipped with GPS(they found their underwater buoys with no difficulty) and has a potty. The crew could not do enough for us. The dive guides gave excellent briefings and guided underwater tours. If you wanted to do your own thing that was OK with them.
During high current encounters the crew put out a long bow to stern safety(Jesus)line. This prevented many divers from having to be retrieved. Kai Viti Divers was the highlight of this trip.
Wananavu Resort had changed ownership and management prior to our trip. The accommodations are still very good but the food and service has deteriorated dramatically from two years prior. Repeated complaints to management regarding food and service during our stay did not result in any improvements.
Was this report helpful to you?
Bookmark and Share
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)
Subscribers can comment here
 

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 364 dive reviews of Fiji and Tuvalu and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share
Featured Links from Our Sponsors
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Reef & Rainforest, Let our experience be your guide -- Reef and Rainforest
Reef & Rainforest
is an agency for travelers that scuba dive. Experience Astrolabe Reef, soft coral, friendly people, kava ceremonies, tropical islands. Let us plan your adventure to Fiji.

Want to assemble your own collection of Fiji and Tuvalu reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Undercurrent Home


Get more dive info like these and other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email.
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get a free
monthly email and
a sample issue!



Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |


Copyright © 1996-2017 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

Page displayed in 0.07 seconds