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Dive Review of Nai'a Fiji in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Nai'a Fiji: "Good trip on the Nai'a--cut a little short by technical difficulties", Nov, 2017,

by Alice Ribbens, MN, US (Contributor Contributor 12 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10027.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Komodo, Raja Ampat, Philippines, Maldives, Palau, GBR, Fiji, British Columbia, Monterey, Hawaii, Bonaire, Turks & Caicos, Caymans, Honduras, Belize, Cozumel, Akumal, Sea of Cortez, Lake Superior, Solomon Islands, etc.
Closest Airport Nadi Getting There From US: LAX to Nadi on Fiji Air

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Some dives had hard time limits (60 minutes). Others we were allowed to do longer dives. Told to watch deco limits.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

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 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments See note in write up about photo etiquette. There was a dedicated rinse tank for cameras on the dive deck and a dedicated charging/camera room. Crew wanted t ... 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 We spent a week on the Nai'a with some of our REEF surveyor friends (this was not a REEF trip--of the 15 divers on the boat, 5 of us were REEF surveyors). The Nai'a is a nice boat. Cabins are configured in a way to give you max sleeping room and there is a lot of storage space as well. The salon had lots of space for eating as well as a few couches. There were cubbies next to a power strip where you could plug in laptops or tablets for charging as well as a dedicated camera room with lots of space for charging as well.

The dive deck is very spacious. After the initial gear set up the first day, BCDs/regs are kept on the back deck near where the skiffs load. So there is a lot of room on the dive deck for getting dressed, hanging up wetsuits and storing ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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