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Dive Review of Waidroka Bay in
Fiji and Tuvalu/Waidroka Bay/Beqa Lagoon

Waidroka Bay: "Waidroka Bay Shore Resort and Dive Oct 2017", Oct, 2017,

by Lee Little Haponski , TX, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9948 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Pacific: Philippines, Palau, Indonesia, GBR, Costa Rica, Fiji,
Caribbean: Roatan, Belize, BVI, Keys,
Closest Airport NAN (Nadi) Getting There Fiji Air from LAX/HNL/SYD/MEL resort van pickup at NAN (Nadi) 2.5-3 hr drive

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy Seas choppy
Water Temp 78 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 40 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Went with a group, dove with guides, max depth ~80'
No deco, computers required.
Probably could dive own profile (except on shark feedings) with a buddy but I was happy tagging along with the group.
Vertical viz is good but horizontal was limited, mostly coral diving so not much reason to go deep.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles None 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 Didn't take my camera, no serious photographers in group.
Boat and shore had separate rinse buckets, cameras went to rooms with owners. ... 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 3 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 My first trip to Fiji. I was always a little put off by reports of cold water. But, I bought some neoprene and went with the Oct 2017 trip.

And I'm glad I did. First couple days were perfect - sunny and warm but not blazing hot. Second half (3rd week of Oct) rains started so non-diving time was spent in rooms or lounge (where WiFi works, for an additional daily or weekly charge) instead of at the pool/beach. So, I should have packed that waterproof jacket I left at home!

The boat rides were fairly long - 45 minutes or more so it was 2 sites in the morning (drinks and snacks provided), a cold lunch on board (but plenty of ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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