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Dive Review of Tokoriki Diving/Tokoriki Island in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Tokoriki Diving

Tokoriki Diving/Tokoriki Island: "Very good super convenient diving linked to a beautiful relaxin resort", Jul, 2019,

by Campbell Stewart, 3142, Australia ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 11002 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Highly recommended for those looking for a great resort with very good very convenient diving. With such convenient diving also works very well for a couple where one dives and one doesn’t.
Getting there is OK: many direct flights to Nadi, Fiji then an easy 75 min boat ride or if in daytime option of a 15 min helicopter flight to Tokoriki Island Resort
Resort is very pretty and upscale. Adults only (16 year old and old - we have brought our end of school / university age daughters). A Pacific Island Paradise and authentic Fiji but with great service and really good food. Large comfortable smart beachside bures with hammocks in front. Pretty white sand beach with good snorkelling off the beach. Infinity pool in front of the restaurant bar. Complimentary cocktail tasters brought around to large infinity pool in front of restaurant. Dialy complimentary snorkelling boat trip. Reasonably wifi in lounge / bar area. No TV. Accommodation not cheap although food and drinks are reasonable, but a 5 star experience that will leave you very relaxed. Third time here over past 20 years and will return.
(Note the Sheraton Tokoriki is the only other complex on the on the same island and not as special but cheaper and can access Tokoriki Diving from it)
The dive operation is faultless. Padi 5 star centre very professionally run by a friendly couple (WIll and Alex) who have operated it since the 1990s. The dive centre is on the beach 30 m / 100 ft from the restaurant and has its own small salt water pool for training or a refresher dive (one year, after a gap I took advantage of this). Good equipment; all that is needed for 27C / 80F water temperatures and up to 30m depths. Dive sites are mostly 5-10mins away (closest is 2 mins, furthest is 20 mins away) by an excellent twin engine aluminium boat that leaves directly from the beach in front of the dive centre.
Care and safety are outstanding: clear briefings, choice of dive site and time based on tide and wind and recent experience, if solo will buddy you up with another diver or a guide. guide to buddy ratio up to 1:4 and they stick with the less experienced divers and let others wander provided remain within sight, mostly limited current, surface reference to nearby islands etc and the team are nurturing giant clams
Dive schedule: Typically two morning dives one departing after breakfast at 9 then returning 1030 and one at 1045 returning about 1215 and one afternoon dive with a night dive possible. Because it is so convient efficient and the diving so close works really well for a couple where one doesn’t dive (by the time the diver has had one or two dives the other will have had breakfast and a walk or massage and then meet for lunch and the rest of the day)
The diving is very good but probably not the most dramatic in the world. While I havent been to Indonesia or the Galapagos I dont believe it is of that sort of level. Some of the reefs are suffering. Nevertheless clear warm water and The Supermarket always has 20+ sharks (without the need to feed them to attract them, Sherwood Forest has fantastic fans, Bird Rock Reef has carpets of corals etc. Plus scores of corals and tropical fish, ays, turtles, giant clams, barracuda etc
I will return!
Websites Tokoriki Diving   Tokoriki Island

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 26-50 dives
Where else diving New Zealand, Australia, Tahiti, Mexico
Closest Airport Nadi Getting There Easy from Australia. Direct flight to Nadi. 75 min boat ride or 15 min helicopter to resort.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 26-28°C / 79-82°F Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 15-25 M / 49-82 Ft

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Padi OW or AOW depth limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 4 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments No special set up. However bures are large with plenty of power and fresh water. Good amount of action. Scores of corals and tropical fish. Reliable sharks (and one off including two zebra sharks courting), turtles, schools of barracuda, giant clams, rays etc
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