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Dive Review of Pro Dive Scuba (Resort-based)/Paradise Tavauni in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Taveuni

Pro Dive Scuba (Resort-based)/Paradise Tavauni: "Paradise Taveuni is a diver-hog Paradise", Aug, 2015,

by Philip Moore, TX, US ( 2 reports). Report 8800.

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 5 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I stayed and dove here from 3-12 March'15 after a week on the Nai'a liveaboard. I logged 20 dives along Rainbow, Vuna, and local shore sites in 7 dive days with the onsite Pro-Dive Scuba operation... a remarkable experience!
I observed superb dive leadership and guide skills from the entire dive staff. Solid situational awareness was consistent from these guys/gals. Boat captains were always keenly aware of our position and helpful with our entries and recoveries. Safety is paramount with this professional outfit.
It's great to be treated as a seasoned diver.

The diving along Rainbow and Vuna reefs exceeds it's international reputation... Ya gotta dive it to believe it. Even the best videos cannot really convey the dive experience here. Currents were mild to ripping. Often, we were the only dive boat on the reef.
Snorkled with Mantas twice while enroute to Rainbow sites.

From "The Alan & Terri Dynamic Duo" to the construction folks building the new rock wall.... I was met with warm smiles and positive attitudes. Service is excellent as is the effort to keep this rustic & beautiful place in top shape. Food is primo. Great little bar.

Sue provided five life-altering deep-tissue massage therapy sessions for this grateful senior diver. Thanks to the entire staff for contributing to my great Scuba memories.
Any minor glitches were quickly resolved...such as an inop airconditioning controller.

If you want the best Fiji has to offer... stay and dive Paradise Taveuni.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Philippines, Gulf of Siam, Bali, Fiji, Truk Lagoon, Pelau, Hawaii, Sea of Cortez, Flower Gardens, FL Keys, Vieques PR, San Croix, Cayman, Bonaire, Roatan-Utila, Cozumel.
Closest Airport Matei AP Getting There Nandi AP Fiji - Matei AP on Taveuni is 1:15 via Pacific Sun Air twin engined putt-putt.
Thence 0:45 min by the village-to-jungle, rustic, coastal road to Paradise Resort. Great pix en route.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Advise DM @1000psi remaining. 15' SS @ 500 psi. If air-hogging, at most sites, allowed to individually ascent with immediate boat pickup.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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 [None]
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