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Dive Review of Volivoli Resort - Ra Divers in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Viti Levu - Northeast Coast

Volivoli Resort - Ra Divers: "Volivoli Resort - Owned/operated by a family that does diving right", May, 2015,

by George Constantino, AK, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 8224.

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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 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We stayed at Volivoli 4 nights and dove with Ra Divers, their on-site dive operation, three days. Volivoli is a family owned and operated resort with a more modern look to it. Every room has a nice ocean view. The food is excellent and they have a great Friday night Fijian Culture Program, as well as, an opportunity to try kava on Thursday nights. There were groups of 6-10 people diving every day during our visit. The Ra Dive operation dive masters and boat captains were from local villages and they exhibited a nice blend of professionalism and Fijian helpfulness. It was interesting that one of the owners also served as a dive master on every trip, but that may have been because there were international travel agents on the boat. We had a chance to do both drift and wall-pinnacle dives. The diving was outstanding! Sometimes the currents were strong, but that was when we saw the most pelagics. A reef hook would have come in handy on one dive as the current was ripping, but there were plenty of areas in the lee of the coral head to watch and photograph the hordes of reef fish swimming in and out of the thickets of stag and elk horn corals. For some reason, this is the one area where the sharks seemed to be going about their lives in the most natural manner with little care or concern about what the divers were doing.

I need to mention that they dive the same sites as Wananavu we just had better weather while we were at Volivoli and were able to get to more of the primo sites while we were diving with Volivoli.
Websites Volivoli Resort - Ra Divers   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Alaska, Florida, Georgia & California Coasts, Socorros, T&C, Bahamas, Red Sea, Philippines
Closest Airport Suva Getting There The resort will arrange for a van to pick you up from the hotel or your resort.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy, dry Seas choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions No deco. Must dive in a group with diver master. 60 minutes dives max.
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 5 stars
Small Critters 2 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 4 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities 4 stars
UW Photo Comments Adequate - camera bucket and gentle handling of camera equipment by crew.
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