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

Taveuni Dive Resort: "Wonderful Taveuni Dive Resort and the Rainbow Reef", Sep, 2017,

by GAIL MORRIS, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 9861.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We really liked Taveuni Dive Resort. It is built by divers, for divers. The diving on the Rainbow Reef is spectacular, and this is the 5th Fijian island that I have dived in the past few years. The dive boats are good, as is the dive staff. The boats were not filled to capacity which was nice. It would be a little tight if they were. We had a large family diving with us for 3 days, then we had the boat to ourselves for the last 2 days (except for 2 snorkelers who don't take up much room). I had to ask for a camera bucket but other than that, everything was very together. I used nitrox ($15 US per tank) and it was always at about 32% and filled to 3200 so that made for long dives. They had snacks and hot drinks during the surface stop, they had drinking water with cups, but we brought our own bottles. It was rainier than expected and a little chilly, so I was glad to have a long sleeved shirt between dives and we both used a 5 mm long wetsuit. The dive master was diving in his board shorts and others wore 3 mm long suits. I'd rather be warm than cold. We brought our own gear. They set it up but I had to always check to be sure I had the correct weights in my pockets because that seemed to vary each day. The resort has wonderful bures, great beds, all 8 are identical, and the restaurant and bar are very good. The staff on ground and in the water were terrific and the owners had dinner there each night, so we were able to talk to them as often as we wished. They had a lovo feast one evening for the Fiji Kava experience and it was very homey and fun.

The hot water is solar and it was luke warm for several days because we had quite a bit of rain. There should be another way to provide hot water to the rooms since that is such a rainy island. They said there was a reserve tank or something, but we didn't benefit from that. That was the only issue. When we go back I'll bring my own bath towel since you only get one per person and I need two due to having long hair to dry and no hair dryers.

I think it is a great resort for the price and excellent for seasoned divers. I got into trouble one afternoon due to the currents and it was a sobering experience. But 5 stars for this resort and 10 stars for the diving.
Websites Taveuni Dive Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Palau, Belize, Hawaii, Fiji, Little Cayman, Puerto Rico
Closest Airport Taveuni Getting There easy

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 76-78°F / 24-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-90 Ft/ 15-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Time and depth but we stayed with the dive master and the group.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]
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