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Dive Review of Ra Divers/Volivoli Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Rakiraki

Ra Divers/Volivoli Resort: "Great Solo Trip to Volivoli Resort/Fiji", Jun, 2015,

by Bradley W. Jacks, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8415 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I travelled solo to Volivoli Resort June 5 - 13, 2015. I had read on- line that it was one of the few resorts that could access by boat the western edge of Bligh Waters (the Vatu-I-ra Passage), which lies about 5 miles off the north central coast of Viti Levu. The resort is set in a beautiful spot along a hillside. A van, taxi or rental car is required for the 2.5 hour drive. The resort offers a few room options (all with AC and great views). The beach is not large and sweeping, but still nice. The food is fairly basic but well prepared and good. The diving was simply outstanding, about a 45-minute boat ride out (occasionally with some chop on the way out). Large bommies and a few walls, kept pristine by open ocean currents, with healthy soft and hard corals, the usual indo-Pacific tropical and a healthy population of Spanish Mackeral, turtles, Trevally, reef sharks and other predators. On some dives, currents were medium to strong. Some folks stayed only a day or so, awaiting boarding the Fiji Siren, which leaves from the resort. All in all, an excellent trip!
Websites Ra Divers   Volivoli Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Throughout Mexico Pacific and Caribbean, Hawaii, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Caymans, Turks & Caicos, Philippines, Costa Rica
Closest Airport Nadi Getting There LAX to Nadi Non-Stop Overnight

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 78-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 80-120 Ft/ 24-37 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions I was solo/very experienced, so basically stay reasonably close to/within eyesight of the DM and get to the safety top at around 3-400 p.s.i.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 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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