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Dive Review of Nai'a Fiji in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Nai'a Fiji: "FIJI IS BACK!", May, 2017,

by Chrys Martin, OR, US (Contributor Contributor 17 reports with 10 Helpful votes). Report 9591.

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

Accommodations 4 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 $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments [None]This trip was outstanding. Great diving , wonderful boat, superb food and great weather. The local staff met our every need, valet diving at its best. Big Mo was outstanding at finding big and little things for us and made us all comfortable in the water and helpful afterwards identifying all that we saw. Kori, our skiff driver (who many weeks is also a dive master) was very safety conscious and lots of fun! The cruise directors Chad and Vanessa were very well organized and on top of things. Very laid back week of diving as the boat wasn't full. Travel mostly at night, have to get used to the expected engine noise and anchor lowering and raising, but we slept well, had good weather so the travel was smooth. Up to 5 dives a day if you wanted. Good briefings and wide variety of dive sites. The reefs are amazing despite Cyclone Winston a year ago. Some famous sites are not recovered yet, but plenty of great ones, do not miss FIji. The reefs at Namena were by far the best. Great boat set up with big dive deck for gearing up right next to camera room. Short walk back to the skiffs with all gear already loaded; help from local staff to board the skiffs, great dive support at the back of the boat. Good salon in which to eat, rest, work if need be, with opening windows for fresh air so not chilled to the max with AC! This is pure eat, dive, eat , dive repeat schedule. Village visit was heartwarming and genuine. Singing and guitars with the staff at night if you are so inclined. Nice upper deck to rest and relax on in the sun if you want to skip a dive or on one of the days without 5 dives. Good food variety with local cuisine and more "American" choices if desired. Lots of flexibility in food. Best of what Fiji diving is about is what Nai'a does. We'd do this trip again. Check out their Tonga whale shark trips also.
Websites Nai'a Fiji   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Belize, Australia, Wakatobi, Hawaii; all over Caribbean, Honduras, Indonesia
Closest Airport Nadi Getting There Easy overnight flight from LA

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas
Water Temp 82-°F / 28-°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions could follow the dive master or go your own way in general same direction/location.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Plenty of room for our group of 9 divers (two of whom were researchers) two serious photo guys seemed happy with the facilities.
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