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Dive Review of Nai'a Fiji in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Nai'a Fiji: "UndeNAI'Ably an excellent liveaboard experience.", Nov, 2022,

by Rick Morgan, OH, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 12256.

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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 1 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments NAI’A is a well-regarded steel-hulled, expedition-capable liveaboard ship which, since it was rescued from the slag heap 30 years ago, has played an important role in opening Fiji to SCUBA. It is now, apparently, the only liveaboard in Fijian waters. Its owner has identified and named many of the sites we dove, such as Cat’s Meow, UndeNAI’Able, E6 (named after the film slide developing process), Rob’s Knob, and Rick’s Rocks, not to mention Mellow Yellow and Mount Mutiny. Not every reef is fabulous; Fiji was hit by a devastating storm in 2016, and we visited several sites which are recovering nicely but are not 100%. But many are utterly gorgeous, with soft corals dripping off bommie walls and nudibranchs around many corners, and hard corals cascading down slopes and filling every nook and cranny of reef tops at 5-25’.
NAI’A’s home port is Lautoka, close to the international airport. The boat offers seven-, 10-, and 14-day voyages. Ours was 10 days, which allowed us to range as far as Gau, ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Australia; Bonaire;Costa Rica; Florida keys; Grand/Little Cayman; Saba; St. Croix; Galapagos; Tuscany
Closest Airport NAN Getting There daily 10-hour overnight flights on Fiji Airways from both SFO and LAX.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-100 Ft/ 9-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Tell the skiff driver if you expect to be longer than 70 minutes.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments To be fair, our boat was a Backscatter charter and every one of the 20 divers had a camera, ranging from TG-6s to, mostly, 4/3 or full-frame rigs. The camera room would b ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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