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Dive Review of Lalati Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Beqa Lagoon, Fiji

Lalati Resort, Dec, 2010,

by Andy Wiessner, CO, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 5888.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving vietnam, palua, bermuda, US virgins, St, Barths, Florida, Bahamas, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 27 to 28 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 150 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Lalati Resort is under new ownership and they are great. The bures are huge and well appointed and staff is super friendly. Food is 4 star out of 5...with some meals surpassing that. We had some rain the first day and sun after that. We LOVED the diving on coral heads in Beqa Lagoon. Corals, sea fans and small fish life were better than anywhere we have ever dived, with exception of Vietnam a long time ago. The resort location is in a small bay so kayaking, snorkeling and swimming are excellent. No real beach right at resort, but you can walk to a beautiful one in 10 minutes...or kayak to one across the bay. Nice swimming poll and deck. New owner is doing a great job sprucing things up and the Fijian resort manager, Olly, is a warm and special person. Two Brit managers, Chris and Sara, are also wonderful and attentive.

We only dove the coral heads because we were there for 3 nights, so do not know what other scuba opportunities exist. However, there is a well advertised shark dive with big sharks about 45 minutes away by boat. Did not have time to do it.

There appear to be interesting hiking and kayaking opportunities around the island, and the resort will customize anything you want.
We will definitely go back. It is a first class operation all the way....in a stunningly beautiful location.
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