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

Taveuni Dive/Aroha: "Taveuni Fiji", Nov, 2018,

by Henry O Ziller, CO, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 31 reports with 11 Helpful votes). Report 10796 has 1 Helpful vote.

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 4 stars
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Comments Getting to Fiji from Denver: We used miles on American Airlines which is partnered with Fiji Airways. We took American to LAX then a direct flight via Fiji Airways; 11.5 hours. The return only takes 9.5 hours due to favorable jet stream. Passing through immigration and customs in Nadi is quick. There are two ATMís after customs in the terminal and we used one without any issues. Some places away from Nadi will take US dollars, but prefer Fiji dollars. Most resorts take credit cards but add 3.5% to 5% to the bill.

Due to some issues using miles with American Airlines we could not book our interisland flights using miles so we booked our flights to Taveuni and Kadavu on Fiji Airways direct. The issue here is that there are weight restrictions on those flights allowing 33 lbs. (15 Kg) checked baggage or pay a fee. If you book your interisland flights with your international flights your checked bag can weight 50 lbs. We paid $70 FD ($35 USD) on the flight from Taveuni to Nadi. There did not seem to be a limit for carry-on. They just weighed you with your carry-on so we filled up our carry-on bags. My backpack had over 25 lbs.

Since we scheduled our flights and resort stays nine months in advance we thought we were all set that is until American Airlines informed us that they could not get us to Los Angeles on November 16, we would need to leave on either November ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Throughout the Caribbean and Central America, Micronesia, Indonesia, Philippines, Maldives, Tanzania, Australia, and Fiji.
Closest Airport Matei on Taveuni, Nadi International Getting There Denver, CO to Los Angeles, CA on American who is partnered with Fiji Airways. Fiji Airways to Nadi, Fiji then Fiji Link to Matei Airport on Taveuni, Fiji.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 79 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 50 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Depth and time were limited to 80-feet and 55 minutes
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments A large container with fresh water was provided on the boat. The Aroha Reso ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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