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Dive Review of Nai'a Cruises in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Bligh Waters, Namena Preserve

Nai'a Cruises, Nov, 2006,

by Janet & Bob Czapski, MI, USA (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 3502.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Thailand, Bali-Komodo, Raja Ampat, PNG, Solomon Islands, Malaysia, Caribbean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents, noCurrents
Water Temp 75 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 75 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Safe diving practices were requested; most everyone were very experienced divers
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 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 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Camera room was well set-up; rinse tanks were huge. The crew handled cameras like they were their own.

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 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This is the best liveaboard crew we've ever experienced. Their smiling faces and top-notch service were unparalled. The boat is beautiful; rooms are spacious and comfortable; storage is great. The food is wonderful and varied; Thanksgiving dinner was spectacular!

The diving is world-class and the dive briefs were comprehensive. Reef preservation is stressed and wonderful between dive videos were shown throughout the week educating divers to the things they were seeing and great marine behavior emphasis to make everyone's dives more enjoyable. The crew handled divers and gear fantastically.

The new cruise directors, Grant & Sonia, easily stepped into the former cruise directors' shoes without missing a beat. They were enthusiastic and related well with their Fijian crew. Grant's trip DVD was fantastic. We enjoyed the crew's singing throughout the week and the Meke they did on-board near the end of the week.

We thoroughly enjoyed this week of diving in Fiji. It made a fabulous start to a 6-week South Pacific Adventure.
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