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

Paradise Fiji Resort: "Wonderful resort and excellent diving", May, 2015,

by S P Smith, WA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports). Report 8198.

No photos available at this time

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 4 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Beautifully constructed resort with excellent food and accommodating staff contributed to a delightfully relaxing experience. Resort management by owners Allan and Terri Gortin was unparalleled in our experience.

Well-run dive operation with timely boat departures. We dived Rainbow Reef four of our six dive days. Boat rides approx. 35 minutes from resort to dive sites. On one choppy day, we could not get to Rainbow, and dived good shore sites along Taveuni.

Reefs for the most parts in excellent shape. A couple of dive sites showed weather damage, but for the most part, corals and fans are remarkable. Our overall impression, though, is that the hard corals are not as spectacular as on the north coast of Viti Levu.



Clouds of reef fish on sites like Fish Factory and White Wall are flourishing, as we have not seen in years, even in the Coral Triangle
Websites Paradise Fiji Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Multiple trips in the coral triangle, south Pacific, Caribbean
Closest Airport Matei, Taveuni Getting There typically LAX-NAD-Matei, though our large group did a roundabout route through Labasa

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82-°F / 28-°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Dive masters suggested time/depth parameters at briefings, which we used as guidelines, but dived our own profiles
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments we no longer dive with cameras
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