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Dive Review of Nai'a Fiji in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Nai'a Fiji: "Amazing Diving Right After the Cyclone", Mar, 2016,

by Suzi Davidoff, TX, US ( 2 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 9100.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We had a 10 day trip booked on the Naia (our second trip w/ them) in early March -- about 10 days to 2 weeks after Fiji was hit by Cyclone Winston, a category 5 storm that caused lots of destruction. Ours was the first complete charter after the storm and everyone was a bit apprehensive -- not sure of the damage to the reefs. We did see some some reefs which were heavily damaged, but right next to them, you could find another area with no signs of the storm. The entire crew, cruise directors Amanda and Josh, and the Naia's owner Cat Holloway, worked tirelessly to make sure that we found great spots to dive -- and mantas and sharks on many dives! Almost all of the guests were return guests on the Naia -- a testament to the excellent boat, crew and diving. Most of the guests brought emergency relief supplies and the crew delivered these to damaged villages. The ship is very comfortable, the food was delicious and they have a new cappuccino machine, so for me it was about as close to perfect as it gets!
Websites Nai'a Fiji   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Palau, Saba, Mexico, Honduras, Belize, Turks and Caicos, Cuba, Hawaii
Closest Airport Nadi, Fiji Getting There Easy direct flights from Los Angeles

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 79-83°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions We were diving off pangas and divers were divided according to air consumption and choices of reefs, so most divers in the group were surfacing around the same time.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Great dedicated camera room on deck with plenty of outlets and space for lots of equipment. There were a few professional photographers onboard who were very generous with help and advice.
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