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Dive Review of matana dive kadavu in
Fiji and Tuvalu/kadavu

matana dive kadavu, Oct, 2002,

by kate mitchell, pa, usa . Report 226.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments [None]We were warned about the luggage allowance on SunAir, but it was not a problem. the resort and all the staff, divemasters and villager's were wonderful, kind, generous and the friendliest people I've met in a long time. We attended a church service in the village to hear the beautiful singing. my bure was large and hidden in the foliage! I had a great view of the ocean and sunsets. Very breezy, and i needed thin sweatpants and sweatshirt in the evenings! the water was colder than I'd expected, so i had to borrow a 5mm wetsuit. I'm a woman, and women will be cold!! Wear teeva's or nothing on feet, when you arrive (and leave), you are taken from the airport by boat to the resort, and you wade to in the water to/from shore. Very casual here, no shoes in lodge! Unbelievable selection of books to read, but they must be returned. The soft coral in Kadavu was disappointing, (much better in the Wananavu Resort area with Crystal Divers on Vitu Levu), but the macro was fantastic. The oppurtunity to mingle with the local villagers was priceless. The food was great, too. My Fiji visit (one week Wananavu, the next Kadavu), was one of my best trips yet.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving [Carribean, red sea, palau, yap, borneo, cocos, galapagos, maldives, mediterranean, bahamas,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 74-75°F / 23-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 75-150 Ft/ 23-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions there were only 2 of us most of the week, so they were very accomadating to us. they suggested 60mins. twice we went over the hour doing macro .they were great at finding macro and took us back to one site because i asked.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]they provided a rinse bucket on the boat, which worked out fine for the 2 of us. they resort brought rectangular buckets to our bures so we could rinse our gear or camera's.
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