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Dive Review of Taveuni Dive/The Remote Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Rainbow Reef area

Taveuni Dive/The Remote Resort: "Great Time in Fiji!", May, 2015,

by Dorothy McDonald, OH, US (Contributor Contributor 18 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8232 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Solomon Islands, French Poly, Tonga, Easter Island, most of Caribbean, Australia, Florida Keys, Hawaii, Kiribati, Philippines, Indonesia
Closest Airport Taveuni Getting There From LAX flew to Nadi, Fiji, from there flew to Taveuni. The resort had a car and driver waiting for us at Taveuni airport for about a 20 minute drive to a dock where a Taveuni dive boat was waiting to take us on about a 30 minute ride to the resort. Same for return trip. If using Fiji Air book all the way thru to Taveuni to avoid extra baggage fees.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 74 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50 to 75 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Our guide let us set the depth and time - diving until we were at 500psi or cold. Sometimes there was a third diver in our group and he/she would ascend when they were low on air. Once another guide and 2 divers were on the boat but there was no pressure to end our dives early.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 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 N/A
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The resort is not a dive resort, so no particular accommodations for UWPs. The boat had a large plastic bucket filled with fresh water to ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 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 1 stars
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Comments The flight going worked out fine with no delays. However, Fiji Air charges $120- USD for an extra bag - each way - so pack light! They are also very strict about the size and weight of your carry-on. On the return from Nadi, Fiji Air cancelled our flight twice. They did put everyone up in hotels both nights and gave vouchers for food, but they have few planes, so be aware that this could happen and if you have a connecting flight out of LAX try to book that flight through Fiji Air too so they will take care of those arrangements. We did not, and had to pay the extra fees to United each time we rebooked our connecting flight.

The Remote Resort is actually on a peninsula of Vanua Levu and the only way to reach it is by boat. There are only 4 bur ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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