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Dive Review of Nakia Resort and Dive in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Taveuni

Nakia Resort and Dive, Feb, 2013,

by Chuck , Hawaii, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports). Report 7040.

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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 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The web site is good BUT it does absolutely no justice to the actuality. Each Burre(spell) is so typical Fiji. Gorgeous woods and just the feel of old Fiji. The owners are Jim and Robin Kelly. They built Nakia with ecology totally in mind. From a huge garden with fruits and veggies that would make a French chef salivate to the entire rolling grounds that are manicured but not over the top. The cleanest swimming pool you could ever want and views that are stunning. The Kellys make you feel at home whether taking you for a drive into town or discussing food preparations over an amazing breakfast. Julie Kelly, their daughter is the sole owner of the dive shop which is an eight minute walk from the lodge. All of your equipment that you want to be kept theire is waiting for you when you arrive. Julie is by far the best dive master my wife and I have ever dove with. Aside from a very strong diver she is a hawk underwater. Watching for everything that could make the dive that more memorable. Her underwater communication skills are amazing and with 4-6 knot currents, safety is her prime concern. The diving, when we were there; new moon and winter made for ADRENELIN diving BUT because of all this water movement you get an amazing amount of schooling fish. Lots of thermodlines! Ghost Pigmy sea horses and blue ribbon eels just to name a few on most dives. I can only compare the dive sites to those found while diving off the Bilikiki in the Solomon's or if Kosrae is the hard coral capital of the world then Fiji, at the Somosomo straits is the soft coral capital of the world. My wife would not let me send this without a mention of the fabulous over the top colors on the many sites on "RAINBOW REEF"
Websites Nakia Resort and Dive   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]Micronesia, Papua New Guinea, Aolomon Islands, Sipidan, Hawaii, all over the Caribbean, North East Wrecks, Bikini Atoll, Tahiti
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas currents
Water Temp 79-83°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-80 Ft/ 6-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]Because of the intense currents during their winter and new moon you wanted to stay with the dive master
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]No need to take your equipment to a specific building etc. plenty of outlets in your private Eco villa!!! Rinse tanks on board and hoses outside each private establishment
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