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Dive Review of Naia in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Naia: "Fiji once again", Feb, 2015,

by Michael N. Hofman, CA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 23 reports with 11 Helpful votes). Report 8300.

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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 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments there have tons of reviews about the Naia, including the stories last year about an obnoxious client who harassed an Undercurrent reviewer. Well, we had none of those problems. Eight of us arranged to do the charter when our friend Paul Humann was supposed to be aboard (he couldn't make the trip), and had a super time. So many of the same crew were on board I got to share photos from my last time on the Naia (11 years ago)!
We all had a super time, and even with a depth restriction due to PFO issues under analysis to 30 feet I enjoyed the diving immensely. I thought Amanda and Josh did a super job and were professional and friendly at the same time.
My wife who has snorkeled everywhere I've dived loved the snorkeling and was in the water longer than the divers.
We'll be going back again.
Websites Naia   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Indonesia, Palau, Caribbean, Hawaii, Vanuatu, Philppines
Closest Airport Nandi Getting There Fiji airways not my favorite but only about an 8 hour flight

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm
Water Temp 78-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-100 Ft/ 9-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions they talked about 70 minute dive times to keep within the schedule but it was a very relaxed scheduled
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments room enough for many photogs and equipment
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By Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US at Jul 23, 2015 01:18 EST  
Did you really mean depth restrictions to 30 feet? And Africa?
By report author: Michael N. Hofman in CA, US at Jul 23, 2015 22:30 EST  
sorry I asked the web master to change to the location to the Pacific (it was after i did a review of mozambique). My diving to 30 feet was a personal restriction because I was in the middle of a PFO evaluation (and have since had the PFO closure procedure).
By Ms Lynda Durfee in VA, US at Jul 24, 2015 01:22 EST  
I understand now. I was on the Naia in Nov. 14 (see my review), so I puzzled about the depth restriction. Just to make it clear to everyone, I think it was 100 feet suggested for max. depth.
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