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Dive Review of Lalati in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Beqa island

Lalati, Sep, 2004,

by Ron Jordan, AZ, USA . Report 1428.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The trip from Tucson , AZ took about 22 hours door to door. we arrived in Nadi at 3:00 am . We slept at the hotel airport for a couple of hours . The Lalati van picked us up at 6:30 am and we drove
for 2.5 hours then a 20 minute boat ride to the resort. There are no streets or any vehicles. The only way to get around is by boat or sea kayak.

The resort is awesome! Large , individal bures with very nice finishes. The landscaping is lush and beautiful .The food is gourmet and plentiful.

Lalati has their own dive operation. Over all the diving was nice.
Bottom times were 50-65 minutes. Most of the diving is on pinnacles at 10 - 30 feet deep. Many different types of tropical fish and beautiful soft corals and sea fans. They served banana bread and hot chocolate during the surface intervals. For those that didn't want to do a second dive, another boat would pick them up and take them back to the resort. Very flexible diving.

At lower depths their was evidence of coral damage . There was large amount of dead coral below 40 feet. I asked about it but couldn't get an answer.

I would go back in a heart beat !

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Aruba , Bonaire, Curaceo, Cancun, Cozumel , Hawaii,
Sea of Cortez
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, currents, noCurrents
Water Temp 75-78°F / 24-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60-80 Ft/ 18-24 M

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 > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 1 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]
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