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Dive Review of Oneta Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Ono Island

Oneta Resort: "most beatiful reefs I have ever seen in 40 years of diving", Jan, 2019,

by Bill Palmer, CA, US ( 2 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 10832 has 8 Helpful votes.

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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 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Everyone was genuinely going out of their way to make our trip the best trip we have ever been on, not just because it was their job, they wanted to. The first day was a 5 minute boat trip to the Manta Ray station, sure enough one was there and we ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Oneta Resort   Oneta Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Papua New Guinea, Fiji twice, Thailand, Samoa, Hawai'i, Bonaire, Cayman, Roatan, Puerto Rico, Honduras, Florida Keys
Closest Airport Kadavu Getting There LAX to Nadi, then Nadi to Kadavu, then boat trip to Ono Island.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 86-°F / 30-°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions none
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments a very small resort with small boats, there is room for improvement but they are hiring an instructor to run the ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By Gregory S Bruce in WA, US at Jan 28, 2019 13:21 EST  
Thanks for taking the time to give a report. A couple of questions: It looks like the boat diving is 2 tanks per day. Is there also a house reef that you can dive in order to get 3 or 4 dives a day? Also, sounds like the food was very good. Was it mostly Fijian food? THX
By report author: Bill Palmer in CA, US at Feb 05, 2019 12:54 EST  
it looks like most of my review got dropped or deleted. Yes the house reef is very good. I posted 5 stars for every category, fish, reef, coral, everything. The only thing that was missing was dunk tanks on the boats for camera gear, but the boats are very small. That was the only hardship and since we were in paradise I could over look that.
By Dominique NOIRE in , GP at Mar 13, 2019 18:37 EST  
SOunds great thanks. I was wondering if it is feasible as a solo female diver, especially the accomodation. I live in Australia now but have run a dive shop in the Caribbean for numerous years, and have no dive partner for this trip, end of May beginning of June.
By Dave White in CA, US at Jul 29, 2019 21:19 EST  
They now have two instructors on staff running the dive program and just opened a new dive shop and added a slightly larger dive boat. We did not dive the house reef, but it is a short swim offshore. The food was excellent and was mostly Fijian. Lots of fish when someone at the resort caught some. Check with them on how they would charge a single diver. If they are not full, they might work something out with you. If you e-mail them you will get Martin, the owner.
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