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Dive Review of Nai'a Fiji in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Nai'a Fiji: "Nai'a means dolphin in Hawaiian", Apr, 2017,

by Paul gillespie, WA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 9863 has 1 Helpful vote.

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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 3 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments [None] The other Naiía reviews adequately explain the operation of the boat and tenders, how the food is good, and the crew professional. I donít need to expound on that. I would like to say, though, that this is probably my favorite liveaboard to date, because of the professionalism and fun attitude of the crew, how the diving staff treat you as an adult, and the ease of camera use (plenty of facility in the camera area). Though we had a variety of experiential levels, experts (four of our party had BIG camera rigs) to novices, the diving staff will accommodate everyone according to their needs and desires. Other than on the current dives, if you want to focus on photography, you can dive your own profile. No herding photographers along or being slaved to the needs of a buddy. If you want to dive for 70 minutes, no problem. Or, if you have health or confidence issues, as some of our members did, the dive staff will pair you with a divemaster and/or monitor your progress. I do think that this boat is better for experienced divers, preferably rescue qualified, so that the diver has a sense of presence when minor issues arise: you should be able to rescue yourself.
Cruise Directors Chad and Vanessa were energetic, helpful, approachable, thoroughly accepting of varied personalities/physical issues/equipment problems and enthusiastic with a capital E.
Fiji is not Indonesia. There were plenty of sharks, though, and beautiful reef life.
Websites Nai'a Fiji   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Philippines, Palau, British Columbia, Galapagos, Thailand, Colombia, Panama, Belize, Southern Red Sea, Puget Sound
Closest Airport Nadi International Getting There LAX-NAN/ Fiji Airways

Dive Conditions

Weather cloudy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp -°F / -°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]None.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 3 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]Dive your own profile. Take as much time with that anemone fish as you want.
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