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Dive Review of Paradise Taveuni in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Taveuni

Paradise Taveuni: "Paradise and the Great White Wall", Oct, 2018,

by Bruce J Levine, FL, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 10652 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We arrived at Paradise Taveuni after a 1 hour flight from Nadi and then a 1 hour drive on let's just say a mostly rocky road. When we arrived we were greeted by Elvin and Maggie and the most incredibly friendly staff. We were serenaded in song with a warm Fiji welcome and a thorough "lay of the land overview" from Flo. We had welcome drinks and then a complimentary Foot Massage from Petra overlooking the beautiful and peaceful waters of Taveuni. We were escorted to our well appointed room which had a great king size bed and an outdoor shower/garden area. The rooms included a mini fridge and beautiful oceanfront views and air conditioning. The grounds of the resort are well kept with many areas to rest and relax after a day of diving.

Our package included 3 meals/day. Food was plentiful and choices were varied. Dinners were served often outdoors under both the stars and gazebos. One night we were entertained by the staff with dancing, singing and a Kava ceremony. We took 2 excursions during our stay to Bouma Falls and Kioa Island both great places to experience.

The Dive operation headed by Christine was really attentive to all of our needs. All of our dives were at Rainbow reef which never failed to impress. Our package included 3 dives/day. The resort has a great dedicated photo room with A/C, a locked wetsuit/tank area and small shop. Boats left from the dock at the resort and all heavy gear was handled by the staff. We were fortunate to dive the Great White wall which was really spectacular. All the reefs seemed healthy and abundant with marine life. Great soft corals and tons of macro critters. Great night dive right off the resort. Christine and her staff always found something great to see and were really conscientious. Kudos to Allan and Terri for a well run operation.

When it was time to leave, the entire staff serenaded us to "Isa Lei" the Fijian goodbye song. We were all teary eyed and emotional after this goodbye. I have stayed in many wonderful places in my travels. I have to say that the staff at Taveuni Paradise was one of the best and most friendly
that I have ever encountered. Maggie, Soni, Petra, Flo, Elvin and all the staff make this place the paradise that it is!

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Galapagos, Cozumel, Hawaii, BVI, Roatan, Bonaire, Cayman Little and Brac, Keys, Utilla, Tahiti, St Maarten, St Croix, St Bartís, Fiji
Closest Airport Matei Getting There Nadi to Taveuni....Fijiair

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 100- Ft/ 30- M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 50 minutes
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities 5 stars
UW Photo Comments Dedicated A/C photo room. Camera Buckets on boat. Dedicated rinse tanks on shore.
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