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Dive Review of Nai'a Fiji in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Fiji

Nai'a Fiji: "Nai'a diveboat Fiji April, 2017", Apr, 2017,

by Larry Schnabel, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 9565.

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 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments [None]Nai's is superbly run, very good food, exceptional service. Best of the many dive boats I have been on- truly the Rolls Royce of dive boats.A really good thing is the Nai's ribbed skiffs pick you up wherever you surface at dive's end- no searching for the mother boat or looking at your compass.And at 82F water temp in April I used a skin for many of my dives.
Only two negative items come to mind. First, I asked Nai's staff before I left California what Fiji Air's policy was on lithium batteries.Nai's e-mailed answer as I recall was that it check with Fiji Air and reported that this airline would not allow lithium batteries in checked or carry on luggage.I then checked further and found a Fiji Air policy statement on line which- while somewhat ambiguous- seemed to say such batteries could be brought on the plane, but with restrictions. As it turned out, Fiji Air never asked me re lithium batteries or checked my luggage for these.

a 2nd irksome event occurred the day I boarded.All divers had all their bags on the boat's dive deck, since we had just boarded and no bags had yet reached out cabins. A Nai'a dive guide than announced we were to immediately pull out our gear from whichever bag we'd packed it in and prepare for a check out dive.I had my dive gear packed in two bags, and this made it more difficult in the general dive deck chaos ( people madly opening their bags on the dive deck- bags strewn all over the deck leaving little room to maneuver))for me to pull out my gear with any dispatch. I told a Nai'a guide that we should be told in advance to pack all our dive gear in one bag so when the call comes to with all haste pull out our dive gear for the check out dive our task is easier
Websites Nai'a Fiji   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]All over Mexico and Caribbean; PNG , Great barrier Reef, Thailand-Burma , Maldives , Greece and Italy, Yap and Palau, Viet-Nam, Fiji, Tahiti, Hawaii ( Maui, Kona), Solomon Islands, Bermuda, Cocos Islands, Galapagos , West coast of California, Indonesia
Closest Airport Nadi Getting There Fiji Airways out of LAX

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82-82°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60-90 Ft/ 18-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]Surface with as least 500 psi and no deco diving
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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]N/A as I am not a photographer
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