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Dive Review of Moody's Namena in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Namenalala Island

Moody's Namena: "simple surroundings in world class diving", Apr, 2015,

by Chrys Martin, OR, US (Contributor Contributor 17 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 8226.

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is a simple resort with 6 rooms under new ownership in the midst of world class diving. 116 steps up from dive shop to office and dining area. Then rough paths to 6 simple rooms. Only two renovated with solar energy to provide hot water and bed fans and small lite. Small Octagonal rooms with incredible views hanging over the ocean (these are better than the beach rooms). 8 louvered doors with screens and screens on floor to provide bug protection and breeze. No bugs at all when we were there, but a few noseeums. Great dive operation. Good boat captain and helper and dive master new to Namena, but experienced in the area and very careful and good at finding things. Catered to our every need. a newbie diver was also there, but he was given his own dive master and taken good care of. unusually rough seas when we were there, so safety was paramount. diving from small boat with just three of us was fine. backwards roll off side and decent ladder for ascents after doffing gear. Careful with our camera, nice place to rest between dives to avoid the 116 stairs. dive sites 5-10 minutes away and within sight. can do a day trip to White Wall. Running a land day operation from Koro Sun in SavuSavu in a huge boat, it did not come when we were there. It did transport us there and back. We usually go for slightly more upscale, but fell in love with this place. BYOB or order ahead of time.
Websites Moody's Namena   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Belize, Hawaii, Wakatobi, Bali, Australia
Closest Airport Savu Savu Getting There LA to Nadi, Nadi to Savu Savu and then 90 minute boat ride

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, rainy Seas choppy, no currents
Water Temp 80-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-75 Ft/ 9-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions dove where and when we wanted as we were only two for first few days. Then another newbie diver came and was well taken care of and separated from us. Could do what you wanted and dive master was very helpful at finding things. saw sharks, lots of nudibranchs, huge schools of small and large fish
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments we aren't big photo nuts, have an inside and d outside under cover space and bucket on boat. nothing special for photo nuts.
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By gailmorris in , at Jul 02, 2015 21:34 EST  
Do they really offer nitrox now?
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