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Dive Review of Nai'a Fiji in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Nai'a Fiji: "Diving Fiji on the Nai'a after Cyclone Winston", May, 2016,

by Peggy Goldberg, FL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9272.

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 3 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments [None]Cyclone Winston had hit the Islands pretty hard in Feb '16- 3 months before our trip. We kept in touch with the Nai'a on the conditions- and they had spent a lot of time exploring not only their usual dive sites- some of which were damaged, but exploring new areas. We had been on this boat in 2010, and were excited to dive areas we never could before. As it turned out, we did see some areas badly damaged, but not far away, the reefs were still pristine.
The Nia'a's crew that we had met in '10, were still there- good to see old friends. The boat gets overhauled every year- the cabins are spacious, everything updated. The food is wonderful, and the dive crew experienced- handling all problems quickly. You do have to dive from tenders- but with only 11 divers on this trip, there was plenty of room. (5 of us were over 70!)
Reefs are gorgeous, lots of fish life, sharks and mantas on a lot of dives.
Got to my website for a full article on this trip- with photos
[goldenimages-photo-scuba.com link]
Websites Nai'a Fiji   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving All over the Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, Hawaii, Socorro, Cocos Island, , Fiji, Solomons, Indonesia
Closest Airport Nadi Getting There LA to Nadi- 12 hours

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy, dry Seas surge, currents
Water Temp 78-79°F / 26-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]Diving Nitrox- stayed above 100'- carried deco bags, safety sausages, dive alerts- some carried reef hooks.
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 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 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 [None]Crew carried your cameras to tenders,handed them to you on the dive, carried them back on board, and soaked them in the dip tank after the dive. They have a whole room devoted to cameras- out of the weather- lots of outlets for both US and European chargers.
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