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

Paradise Taveuni: "Fiji Bucket List Trip Part 1 – Paradise Taveuni", Aug, 2022,

by Rene Cote, VA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 12042 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
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Comments Two years ago, Covid paused my quest to get through my diving bucket list. I’ve ramped up quickly in 2022 and FINALLY I was able to book a trip to Fiji. Since travel was going to be long and painful, I wanted to get the most from this long journey and therefore wanted to experience diving in different locations. I contacted Bluewater Dive Travel, with whom I have used for some trips, and asked them to create an “epic” trip, comprised of 2 resorts and a liveaboard.

Tim from Bluewater was my travel agent for this trip and came up with the following itinerary: 5 nights at Paradise Taveuni, 5 nights at Matava on Kadavu island, and then a week on the Nai’a liveaboard. It looked great, so in January 2022, I booked it. Unfortunately, when I started looking for domestic flights a few weeks later, Fiji Airways was still operating on a limited schedule and we had to cut out the 5th night in Matava, as no flights were available to get me to Nadi the following day in time to catch the liveaboard. So, I opted for only 3 diving days on Kadavu and to fly back to Nadi one day sooner and to stay at a hotel near the airport for one night.

Getting to Fiji: As many have experienced, long trips with multiple legs has its perils. Initially everything was running smoothly on my first flight to Charlotte, even getting there ahead of schedule. My next flight to LAX was also on time, and even running early……. BUT, as I kept checking for status of my bags, I did not see they had made it onto the plane. It wasn’t until I landed at LAX did I receive that dreaded email… “your bags have been delayed” …. I guess that’s a nice way of saying “we didn’t put your bags on your ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Most of the Caribbean, FL, Morehead City NC, Okinawa, Socorro, La Pax, Cenotes MX, Yap, Palau, Komodo Islands, Bali, Maldives, Hawaii, and now Fiji
Closest Airport TVU Getting There International LAX to NAN
Domestic NAN to TVU

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 76-79°F / 24-26°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-75 Ft/ 12-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions I was able to wander around and go deeper based on my experience.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments EXCELLENT camera room at the dive shop; they have a camera bucket on the boat. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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