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Dive Review of Ra Divers/Volivoli in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Rakiraki, Viti Levu

Ra Divers/Volivoli: "Volivoli-Beautiful Resort & Soft Corals", Apr, 2024,

by Love Sharks, OR, US ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 12994.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 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 2 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments This was the second island of a two-island Fiji dive trip. The first island was Taveuni, and I've posted that review. Leaving Taveuni, I flew from TVU to NAN, roughly 1 ½ hours of flight time in a prop plane on Fiji Link. As part of the dive and stay package, I had a private transfer from Nadi airport to Volivoli. With stops for groceries, water, snacks, it took about three hours. The driver was friendly and spoke English. It was a very enjoyable ride, albeit long.

It was hot and humid, and because I'm a mosquito magnet, I used a lot of insect repellent. It did not rain at all during my stay. The staff commented about having all the rain in the previous couple of months had really brought the island back to life with lots of green color to the landscape and that it hadnít been this green for several years. The water temps were 82-84ⷪ F, with a couple of dives at 86ⷪ and 89ⷪ F.

The grounds are beautiful and well manicured. Thereís a mangrove forest down the hill as you walk to the dive shop. The resort sits on a multi-tiered hill, which provides for stunning views. The hills are quite steep, so if youíve got issues with your knees or back, this is something to consider. The least expensive rooms are at the top of the hill. If youíve been to Roatan when the restaurant was at the top of the hill, thatís the degree of angle of the steps. Thereís a brand new golf cart, which had just arrived the week prior to my arrival, and you can get a ride anytime you want. I have a bad knee, so I took advantage of the golf cart quite often, and they were delighted to help me. I was not the only one who took advantage of the ride, especially at the end of your trip when your body is just plain tired. I think next time Iíll bring my collapsible trekking pole.

All of the staff was welcoming and friendly. The Fijian hospitality is something Iíll always remember. The target demographic here is serious and well-traveled divers and dive clubs/groups, although, there were some less experienced divers on the boat with about 20 li ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Florida, Mexico, Bahamas, St. Marteen, St. Croix, St. Lucia, St. Thomas, St. Kitts, Grenada, Bonaire, Belize, Honduras, Aruba, Grand Cayman, Curacao, Barbados, St. Eustatius, Turkey, Raja Ampat Indonesia, Australia, French Polynesia
Closest Airport NAN Getting There This is the second part of a 2-island trip. Flew from TVU to NAN.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-40 Ft/ 6-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
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 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The air-conditioned camera room is quite impressive with the individual stations and compressor hoses, and itís really bi ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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