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Dive Review of Nai'a Fiji in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Nai'a Fiji, Jun, 2013,

by Harvey S. Cohen, NJ, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 20 reports with 14 Helpful votes). Report 7038.

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 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Late June is dead of winter. Air temps were generally mild to warm, but there were times I was very happy to have a fleece jacket after diving. Very little rain, but lots of clouds. Seas 3 to 5 feet some days, other days dead flat. Diving is from 2 RIB skiffs. After dive, driver takes your BCD, then you have to haul yourself over the gunnel (with an assist from the driver if necessary. The skiffs had excellent retractable dive ladders for divers whose size or medical condition required it, but in a heavy swell a metal ladder is scary.
The Nai'a itself is extremely comfortable, and has only a very mild and slow roll in heavy seas. Cabins are some of the best I've seen on a liveaboard. Food is outstanding. The crew are uniformly skilled, cheerful, and efficient.
Soft corals are lush and gorgeous. Lots of critters, exotic fish.
Visit to a small village was very interesting and lots of fun.
Well worth the cost and the travel.
Websites Nai'a Fiji   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Coral Sea, Galapagos, Palau, Komodo, Caribbean (many), Key Largo, Gulf of Eilat, New Jersey, Dutch Springs.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 80-81°F / 27-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40-70 Ft/ 12-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Night dives 1 hour.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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