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Dive Review of Wananavu Beach Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Wananavu Beach Resort: "Paradise Fiji", Sep, 2015,

by John Miller, TX, US (Contributor Contributor 14 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 8398.

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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 3 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving 4 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was a Caradonna dive travel familiarization trip for dive travel agents. We stayed at Waidroka Bay Resort for our first five nights. A small family style resort near Beqa Lagoon with awesome diving for all. Good food, good lodging, and great diving. Gear was loaded and set up for us each day. Young dive staff from Australia, boats a little worn but safe and comfortable. Dive sites were awesome and on the par with Wakatobi. We did a 16 mile white water rafting trip on a down day that we highly recommend and a extreme shark feeding two tank dive that does not compare anywhere. Then they moved us over to Wananavu for another five nights. We also visited two other operations (Yanuca Island was one) and that I will report on separately as they were just tours of their operations. One at Beqa Lagoon and the other a short ride from Wananavu that also operates one of the two Live-a-board dive operations. Can't say enough about Wananavu's dive staff - simply the best bunch I've come across. The resort is well operated and our only disappointment was the restaurant service. Although the 45-60 minute boat rides to the best dive sites in Bligh waters may concern some. I preferred Waidroka Bay to Wananavu for the diving and family feeling of the experience.
Websites Wananavu Beach Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Wakaobi
Closest Airport Nadi Getting There Fiji Airlines out of LA

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 74-75°F / 23-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions little, but generally let the DM known at 1500 PSI and 1000, back on boat 300-500 PSI.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments Didn't see a camera room on shore. Boats had small buckets for cameras.
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