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

Oneta Resort/Oneta: "Diving on the Astrolabe Reef", Aug, 2023,

by Dave White, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 12507.

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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 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments This is our second trip to Oneta Resort on Ono Island in South Fiji. Ono is situated on the Great Astrolabe Reef which is a horseshoe shaped reef many miles long. The resort is owned by an American couple and is managed by a Austrailian/Fijian gentleman. The resort is small, accommodating around 25 people. The resort was badly damaged in 2020 by Cyclone Harold and has been completely rebuilt. They have a couple more bures planned and a pool for dive instruction.

Air travel took 18 hours; San Francisco to Nadi, Nadi to Suva, Suva to Kadavu. At Kadavu Airport, you wade out to a boat for a 1 ½ hour boat ride to the resort. Have some shorts and water proof shoes handy to change into at the Kadavu airport. Some days you can fly straight from Nadi to Kandavu.

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Websites Oneta

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Caymans, Roatan, Fiji, Bali, Sulawesi, Caribbean, California
Closest Airport Kadavu Getting There SFO to Nadi to Kadavu on Fiji Airways. Boat from Kadavu to Oneta.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 77-77°F / 25-25°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-100 Ft/ 9-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions We told the dive staff the type of profile we wanted for photography and they accommodated us.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 4 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Oneta apparently doesn't get many U/W photographers. They did accommodate us, placing two rinse buckets on the boat and were careful handling camera gear. They have several rinse tubs at the d ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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