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Dive Review of Wananavu Beach Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Wananavu Beach Resort: "Problems in Wananavu", May, 2018,

by Herve Hosek, TX, US ( 2 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 10250 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 1 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Resort is very nice ( landscaping is beautiful, pool too). But rooms start to need little tlc like wood stain. Restaurant is nice with beautiful view , but not as nice as Voli Voli next door. Food was very good with prices between 10 and 20 US $ per main course. Staff mostly borderline ( especially coming from paradise Taveuni). Front desk made you feel like you were checking in Alcatraz , staff taking orders at restaurant had the least patience l had ever seen ( and I am French used to French waiters ) . Drive to Raki Raki is an eye opener. Had to check Udre Udre’s tomb because of his story. Diving : material was ok except leaking o ring that was never changed and reset on gear; boat is in good shape and confortable only 5 divers per trip. Managing staff not much around when you needed them. Local underwater guide (Jess and Sammy ) great at finding macro ( nudis, flat worms ,leaf scorpion fish , ghost (?) shrimp.. White tip sharks on every dive. And the hard and soft coral is out of this world !! But no tail dive guide which became a problem when two divers were separated from the rest in current while 2 crew were on the boat busy stealing 200 US$ from my wallet and going through the bag of another diver while the boat ladder was up preventing the 2 separated divers to go back on the boat . Dive shop manager wasn’t on site when we went to report. His answer to our email was to just question the veracity of our story, without apologizing ! !!
Websites Wananavu Beach Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving [bonaire, Belize , Cozumel, Bahamas, Baja , flower gardens, California, Cap Verde , Canaries, France, Croatia , Turkey, Hawaii, Australia , Tahiti , Fiji , Costa Rica, Panama ...
Closest Airport Nadi , Fiji Getting There Drive 3hrs from airport, after 10-11 hrs flight from LA

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-50 Ft/ 9-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No deco diving
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments Never saw a bucket of fresh water on the boat or anything photographic on shore but my camera flooded at the previous place so I was not looking for these in Wananavu !
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