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Dive Review of Nai'a Fiji in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Nai'a Fiji: "Good Trip except for the accident", May, 2024,

by John kirkenir, NJ, US (Contributor Contributor 17 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 12949 has 2 Helpful votes.

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Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Naiía is a 35 year old vessel. Itís showing itís age but is freshly painted and well maintained. Itís docked in a seaport about an hour drive from Nadi airport. Transport was provided by ship.

Letís start off with the accident and get that over with. On the first day of the 8 day trip we got to the boat about 2:30pm and stowed our gear and got a briefing about the boat and the trip. We then sailed about an hour from the dock and did a check out dive. This was a good idea but we were all very tired after traveling 24 hours from Philadelphia. The boat went back to the dock to get some supplies and to have dinner. The plan was to get underway around 10:30pm and travel until about 6 am to the first dive sites. We awoke to find out that the boat had run aground around 11:30pm. There was a well marked channel with lit channel markers we could see that were about 1000 feet off the starboard side. The crew checked out the boat and there appeared to be minimal damage but we were stuck on the reef until 11 am when the tide came back in and a tug boat could come and pull us off the reef. The plan then was to return to the dock and have a surveyor check the boat over before we could resume our trip. We were taken to a botanical garden called the Gardens of the Sleeping Giant. We got back to ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Nai'a Fiji   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Cozumel, Costa Rica, Bahamas, Florida, curaçao, Bermuda, North Carolina, Aruba, Curacao, Antigua, Dominican Republic, Hawaii, Fiji, Turks Caicos, Cayman Islands
Closest Airport Nadi Getting There Phl to LAX. Then LAX to Nadi (10.5 hours)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 500 PSI back in boat
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 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
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