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Dive Review of Lalati Resort/Lalati in
Fiji and Tuvalu/BEQA ISLAND FIJI

Lalati Resort/Lalati: "Beqa Island revisited", May, 2017,

by Bill Schlegel, MO, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 15 Helpful votes). Report 9771 has 3 Helpful votes.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving About everywhere.
Closest Airport Suva Getting There Fiji Air. 14 hours from LAX

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 82 to 83 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No mandated restrictions except have a computer, stay with buddy. It is also smart to stay with dive masters here during drift dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Essentially no resources for underwater photographers at Lalati. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Our group of 16 divers, spent two weeks in Fiji at the end of May. The first week at Paradise resort, Taveuni and 5 days of the second week at Lalati Resort on Bega. During our time there, Undercurrents feature article on Paradise resort came out. We were all very interested in that article and most read it while in Fiji or traveling back. This note represents somewhat of a consensus of their opinions and mine about both Paradise in Taveuni and Lalati in Beqa..
Well, you will pleased to hear that all the 16 divers in our group, and 2 non-divers, agreed wholeheartedly with that feature article on Paradise Resort. Paradise, Taveuni is an amazingly high end resort for something that remote. It should be noted that this resort was completely destroyed by a Typhoon about a year before. Perhaps thats why everything looked so new and was working. I cannot add any criticisms to the tUndercurrent feature article from June. The management of Paradise are wonderful. Alan, the Australian manager (? owner) seems to be some sort of superman. One of our group nicknamed him the Crocodile Dundee of the dive resort industry. He would dive with the customers, at least at the beginning of the week. My take was he was personally assessing their skills. He worked in the kitchen and my understanding was he had been some sort of chef "down under" coming to Paradise. Food was superb, with a local or Fijian component and even vegan. The resort manager, a local lady named Flo, was excellent with her attention to divers personal requests. Nitrox compressor with perfectly mixed gas every time. Divemasters were all all excellent. Two that stood out ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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