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Dive Review of Nai'a Liveaboard in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Nai'a Liveaboard

Nai'a Liveaboard: "Fiji Bucket List Trip: Part 3 – The Nai’a Liveaboard", Sep, 2022,

by Rene Cote, VA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 12044 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments In Part 2 of my Fiji trip, I spent 3 days of diving on Kadavu island. After that I flew back to Nadi and spent a night at the Gateway hotel near the airport. The airport was inexpensive ($70), meals were good and there was Wi-Fi. There were several divers also there awaiting the transfer to the Nai’a. At 1pm on Saturday a large bus pulled up and we loaded onto it. It was about an hour drive to the harbor where the Nai’a was docked. We boarded and then the fun started.

We were cheerfully greeted by the cruise directors Bel and Mike. Later we would learn their story of how they met on Utila, became a couple and ended up here on the Nai’a. They are cheerful, helpful, energetic and professional… and Bel is especially animated during briefings. Bel conducted our initial briefing which was both very thorough and punctuated by her humor. I began smiling during the brief when she went over how the Nai’a runs their diver operations. Key points were: “...we don’t have a time limit or depth limit on dives… you are certified divers... come up when you need to come up…”, “…you don’t have to follow the guide…”. WOW, we could dive our experience, and follow or not follow the guide, what a great improvement over my previous week’s diving on Kadavu island where 40-45 minute dives and 60 feet max were the rules.

This is the first liveaboard, and frankly any dive operation I’ve ever been on, that they start out by telling divers that we can dive our experience and THEY ACTUALLY MEAN IT … many other places market that, few deliver, Nai’a delivered. We were welcomed to dive based on our abilities, safe limits and air consumption, and I can attest that over the w ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Most of the Caribbean, FL, Morehead City NC, Okinawa, Socorro, La Pax, Cenotes MX, Yap, Palau, Komodo Islands, Bali, Maldives, Hawaii, and now Fiji
Closest Airport NAN Getting There LAX to NAN Fiji Airways

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm
Water Temp 76-80°F / 24-27°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Check your Nitrox; dive your experience and computer
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Wonderful camera room with lots of space and charging power strips. 2 camera rinse bins, and even compressed air to blow off the water. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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