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Dive Review of Taveuni Dive Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Taveuni, Fiji

Taveuni Dive Resort: "Taveuni, Fiji - MAy 2022", May, 2022,

by Gregory S Bruce, Washington, United States (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports with 16 Helpful votes). Report 12117.

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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 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments My Portland, Oregon based dive group had planned a 2 week trip to Fiji just prior to COVID hitting and everyone is excited that we were able to realize it.
For most of us, our route to get to our final destination began with a flight from Portland to San Francisco or Los Angeles and then a connecting Fiji Airways flight into the international terminal at the Nadi (pronounced Nandi) airport. From there it was a walk across to the domestic terminal after collecting bags and then the short hop to the island of Taveuni.

For those of us coming from Portland, our first Alaska airlines flight left at 6:15pm and arrived to San Francisco at 8pm. Our flight to Fiji on Fiji Airways was at 11pm and 10 hours later, we were in Fiji. Our short commuter flight on subsidiary Fiji Link left 2 hours later and lasted a bit over an hour and was spectacularly beautiful as we flew at a very low altitude and had outstanding views of surrounding islands and reefs and countryside.

The commuter plane is quite small. A maximum of 12 passengers and luggage and everything is weighed pretty meticulously, including each of us. Youa re allowed 1 carry on weighing 15lb (all that can fit anyway) and one 33lb checked bag. You can purchase an extra checked bag up to 50 lbs for about $45 US, which I did.
Our resort staff was at the small airport in Matei, Taveuni to meet and greet and collect us for the 30-40 minute ride down the leeward side of the island to our home for the next 16 days:

Before I forget, we did have some drama at the Portland airport. About 7-10 days prior to departure, Fiji changed their entry requirements. It was no longer necessary to get a COVID test prior to departure, so everyone canceled theirs and happily showed u ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Taveuni Dive Resort   Taveuni Dive Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Thailand, Vietnam, Channel Islands, So Cal Coast, Pacific NW, Monterey-CA, Grand Cayman, Bonaire, Belize, Philippines, Red Sea, Sea of Cortez, Florida
Closest Airport Nadi then small plane to Taveuni Getting There Portland to LAX or San Francisco to Nadi to Taveuni

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 81-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions You could dive your own profile if separated from group- but SOP is to stay together with group and ascend as group due to potential tricky currents. Hour long dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 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 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Daily dive boat- typical setup with a rinse bucket. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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