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Dive Review of Nai'a Fiji in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Nai'a Fiji: "Fiji Diving at its Best", Aug, 2017,

by Roger D Roth, OH, US (Contributor Contributor 16 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 9689 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was my second trip on the Naiía and it was as spectacular as the first. The boat is well-maintained and the staff is very attentive. They knew every guestís name on the first day, making us all feel at home. I was delighted to see three crew members still aboard that I met on my first trip in 2003. Arrival on the boat is around early afternoon. As soon as the luggage is aboard, divers unload their dive gear so the crew can set up tanks for the check-out dive thatís scheduled around 4 PM. The remaining luggage is taken to the staterooms by the crew for the divers to unpack. Each stateroom has its own toilet and shower and a sink is in the room along with drawers and shelves for clothes.
Once the Naiía anchors in deep water, two skiffs are used to take the divers to two different dive sites that are relatively close to each other. The skiffs will usually trade dive sites on the next dive so everyone gets the opportunity to visit all dive sites.The skiff drivers are excellent and wait on the surface until divers finish their dives. If someone finishes early, one of the skiffs might make a quick trip back to the boat so that diver doesnít have to wait for the others to complete their dives.
The schedule for the day is a continental breakfast ready before 6 AM, then a dive at 7 or 7:30 depending on the desires of the divers. A big breakfast is served after the first dive. The second dive may be around 10 AM and lunch is ready by noon or 12:30. A third dive is around 2-3 with snacks waiting for the divers upon their return to the boat. Night dives begin around 5:30, thus beginning as crepuscular dives before darkness falls. Guests have multiple choices for each meal that are picked at dinner each evening. Water and cold sodas are included in the cruise. A minimal charge is made for cold beer which is in the refrigerator with an honor-system tally sheet nearby. Sometimes wine is also included for some cruises.
There are two rinse cans with shampoo for wetsuits on the dive deck, two large rinse tanks for camera gear, a well-equipped camera room with numerous charging stations (220 and 110V outlets, so adapters are not necessary), and two hot water showers on either side of the dive deck for a quick rinse.
The divemasters are excellent spotters and know where to find the special critters like the decorated dartfish and Randallís shrimpgoby to only name a couple. The currents in Bligh Water serve to keep the beautiful soft corals healthy and open, as well as bring nutrients to the thousands of dancing anthias and schools of jacks, surgeonfish, and the like.
Websites Nai'a Fiji   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Indonesia, Hawaii, Caribbean, Caymans, Belize, Honduras, Red Sea, Papua New Guinea, Cozumel, Dominica and more
Closest Airport Nadi Getting There LAX or SFO direct to Nadi

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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 See above.
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