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Dive Review of Matagi Private Island Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Matagi Private Island Resort, Apr, 2006,

by Jack Gullo Jr., MD, USA (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 23 reports). Report 2987.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving All over the world
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 76 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Divers had the freedom to dive their own profiles, but had to drift with the group. All dives were drift dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 1 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 1 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments No provisions for photographers - the rinse tank on shore will get used for wetsuits -even if your cameras are in it! Nothing on the boat to hold camera - bring extra towels for cushioning

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 5 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The resort is 1st class. The staff, the rooms, the food was excellent. The shore diving is hassle free - gear stored right by the beach - it is a private island so theft is not a problem. The marine life right off the beach has everything - lionfish, clownfish, frogfish - allows for easy and awesome night dives. Treehouses are unbelievable - outside showers, tubs, etc. Boat dives were great with a professional staff that accompanied the divers. The resort doesn't focus on divers - so that makes the boats uncrowded and the sites all to yourself. I would go back here in a second!
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