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

Taveuni Dive Resort: "Excellent accommodations and diving on Rainbow Reef", Apr, 2022,

by Jason Marks, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 11904.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 3 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
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Comments Id long wanted to see (and take my shot at photographing) the soft corals of Rainbow Reef in the Somosomo Straight, and booked a week at Taveuni Dive Resort with that goal. Mission happily accomplished!

The excellent dive operation at TDR took us each day 10-20 minutes across the straight for a 2-dive trip and back to the resort for lunch, with another dive available in the afternoon. Your gear is loaded and unloaded each day for you, and set up on your tank. The dive and boat crews were totally professional and safety-oriented, as well as friendly and helpful; the two boats we dove off were well equipped, safely operated, and, at least during our visit, uncrowded (the resort was f ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Taveuni Dive Resort   [same]

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Phillipines, Maldives, French Polynesia, Caribbean, Micronesia, Fiji.
Closest Airport Mattei, Taveuni Getting There SFO-NAN, NAN to Taveuni

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 83-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 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 No camera room, but plenty of space in your bure, and ample outlets to charge from (bring plug adapters). ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Subscriber's Comments

By Gregory S Bruce in WA, US at Apr 28, 2022 15:50 EST  
Thanks for taking the time to do a report. I arrive at Taveuni Dive Resort 2 weeks from today for a 2 week stay there with a group of dive buddies from Portland, OR. We have booked the entire resort for our group for the 2 weeks. Looks like you had nice water temps. How was the visibility? I hope the food situation improves. Especially since we will be there for 2 weeks. Thanks again!
By report author: Jason Marks in CA, US at Apr 28, 2022 19:10 EST  
Glad the report was of interest, Gregory. Vis was good but variable and not super-clear, maybe 50-80 feet. We were there April 9-15, so your trip will be about a month later than us, and my understanding is that as fall progresses the vis gets better and water temps fall a little. I'm sure the kitchen will find its footing better by next month -- it seemed to improve even while we were there -- and I should emphasize that nothing they served us was bad; it just could have been better. Have a great trip!
By Alice Ribbens in MN, US at Apr 29, 2022 10:18 EST  
Hi Jason! I think we met you and your wife on the Arenui in 2018 (Banda). Thanks for the review. We've looked at the Taveuni Dive Resort a few times but keep planning other trips. Great to know it is as good as it looks.
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