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

Pro Dive Taveuni/Paradise Resort, Mar, 2011,

by Dennis Lewis, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports). Report 6216.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Palau, Yap, Hawaii, Tahiti, Cayman, Cozumel, Roatan, Baja.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas surge, currents
Water Temp 79 to 81 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 90 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions When the current was very strong, we had to stay as a tight group.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales > 2
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments No bucket or other place to keep gear on the boat. Same at the shop so it was back to the bure with the gear. Good thing the shop is only steps away!

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 3 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Paradise Resort fits its name. The waterfront bure has a separate bedroom, outdoor shower and covered veranda with a day bed. The living room also had two day beds. Fine for a family of three. Four pushes it due to the lack of storage space for clothes and gear. No air conditioning, but the fans and ocean breezes are fine at night. I was told that the "garden" bures did not get the breezes and were warm.
The food is cooked to order on a changing menu. You order at the meal before (lunch at breakfast, etc). Always a variety of fish, beef/chicken and vegetarian options. Drinks are not included in the basic plan and can add up quickly since the local beer, Vanu, is rather tasty.
Not to be missed is the Lovo Feast and kava ceremony. This is not the same as at other resorts where you get a Luau show like in Hawaii. Paradise brings in the local village for a grand night with the guests. It's a night of Kava, music and dance - guests and locals alike. Remember the school supplies for the children since they are the key to the night.
The reefs are in great shape. Paradise will also dive a reef off the south end of Taveuni call Vuna. They are the only shop that can so you have the entire reef to yourself. Well, yourself, the thousands of purple and white soft corals and schools of every fish in the sea.
Great place, healthy fish and coral, and friendly, happy people. I can't wait to go back. Why did I ever leave?
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