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Dive Review of Wananavu Beach Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu/ N. side Viti Levu, Fiji

Wananavu Beach Resort, Apr, 2014,

by Nick Ferris, CO, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 7777.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Mostly good. Cabins (Bures) are large, clean, on hillside next to walkways to dive boats and restaurant. Meals were tasty and nutritious. They were included in our package, but menus were handed out at every meal, with prices in Fijian dollars. Desserts often "cost" as much as main meals, and they could be extravagant affairs.

The only serious drawback is the lack of an agreement between Fiji Airways (formerly Air Pacific) and most U.S. carriers such as United Airlines. You go from your home port to Los Angeles, then on to Nadi, Fiji. Without a baggage agreement this is considered 2 trips, resulting in more baggage fees. And getting to and from L.A. can be awkward. We arrived in L.A. from Fiji about 1:30 in the afternoon, but were booked on an American Airlines flight to Denver that night. At midnight we were informed that the AA crew decided not to fly, and we were put up in L.A. overnight. We spent more time in L.A. than the flight to/from Fiji. This is not Wananavu's fault, of course, but it becomes just another reason to not go. Too bad.
Websites Wananavu Beach Resort   Wananavu Beach Resort

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Colorado, British Columbia, Mexico, Caribbean, Indonesia, Puget Sound, Cocos Is., Galapagos Isa., Solomon Is., Papua-New Guinea, California, Hawaii.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, no currents
Water Temp 81-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-30 Ft/ 6-9 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions No particular limits; stay within most interesting depths of the reef (specified), generally dives lasted 50 minutes or less; stay in visual contact with the group. Common sense limits.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments The crew were respectful of photo equipment and careful in their handling of it. Photo awareness has increased over what it was years ago. No room at the resort was dedicated to photo interests, but none was needed. There was no voltage problem.
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