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Dive Review of Wananavu Beach Resort in
Fiji and Tuvalu

Wananavu Beach Resort: "Wananavu Beach Resort", Aug, 2015,

by Thomas Buechner, CA, US ( 2 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 8805.

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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 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We stayed at Wananavu Beach Resort for 12 days. The resort is terraced on a hillside (probably 6-8 stories high) so pretty much every room has a beautiful view out over the ocean. The down side of being built on a hill is that you have to walk up and down for everything. We happened to be in a bungalow that was up at the top. The dining area, gift shop and bar was about half way down the hill. The swimming pool is one level (maybe two stories) below that. Obviously that Dive Shop and boards are at the bottom. There are come bungalows that are all the way down at the beach level so if you donít want the hike then request one of these. The bungalows were spacious and comfortable with AC and a fan.
The dining area was beautiful. Nice tables and chairs with white linen table cloths, with nice dishes and glasses. There was seating inside and outside on a large porch/deck that over looked the ocean and was right above the pool.
The meals were from a menu, there were some standard items everyday plus items that changed each day. As we were there for over a week we noticed that they started to repeat items. All of the food was excellent. All of the servers (all of the resort people in general) were very polite and friendly.
The dive operation was fairly standard. There were two boards (one larger and nicer than the other) aluminium hull boats. Neither of them were large (8-10 divers max). Back roll off the side to get into the water. Both had dive latters on the back to enter the board. The ladders were fairly steep so getting in was not always the easiest, especially in rougher seas. We when out in the morning for a two-tank dive. Weather permitting we did an afternoon one tank dive.
The value rating for this resort is not for the diving or the photography support but for the resort in general. The resort was a bit pricy but was very conformable, beautiful, with excellent food and amazing staff.
Websites Wananavu Beach Resort   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience N/A dives
Where else diving Australia, Baja California, California, Cayman, Belize, Bonaire, Roatan, Cozumel, Turks & Cacios,
Closest Airport Nadi Getting There Direct Flight from LAX

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 50-70 Ft/ 15-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Advise DM @1000psi remaining. 15' SS @ 500 psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments There was no dedicated photo support. The boat hand one small rinse bucket for camera and no dedicated rinse tank for cameras at the Dive Shop. The staff was very careful and respectful of your camera but beyond that there was no support.
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