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Dive Review of Matava Eco Adventure Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Kandavu Island

Matava Eco Adventure Resort: "Matava is a very special place", Apr, 2015,

by George Constantino, AK, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 8225 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Alaska, Florida, Georgia & California Coasts, Socorros, T&C, Bahamas, Red Sea, Philippines
Closest Airport Kandavau Getting There It takes a 50 minute flight in a twin engine otter and a 60 minute boat ride in a 25 covered boat to get to this resort on Kandavu Island.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 78 to 79 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Had to dive with their dive master and come up with at least 750psi/50bar.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Primitive - charging station in lounge. Bucket, shared with fins, and without water for cameras. ... 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 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments As others have reported, Matava is an Eco Adventure Resort and an acceptable mix of Fijian laid back, organic, and ecologically smart venture. Two of the owners live on site and are actively involved in the day to day operations. At least 95% of the staff are from the local villages and they treat you like family. The meals are excellent and we enjoyed the evening social hour. There were just a hand full of guests at the resort whi ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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