3rd February 2015
Whether you're an experienced diver or a first timer, diving in Fiji is an incredible experience. The warm, clear water offers great visibility, all the better to see the myriad of colourful corals and tropical fish. Although every dive in Fiji will be different, each dive will be equally enjoyable and rewarding. Not just the dive itself, the instructors make before and after your dive a wonderful experience as well, making sure you get the most out of your dive.
There are four main dive localities in Fiji, including Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort, Taveuni, Vatulele and the Mamanucas. If you have a dive certificate, you simply cannot visit Fiji without enjoying a dive. However even if you aren't certified, you can enjoy a free trial in the pool at your resort before taking the introductory dive. Either way, you'll enjoy an exciting and spectacular dive experience regardless of your ability.
Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort offers fantastic dives near Savu Savu where the beach slopes away to the ocean floor. There's also Mystery Reef, where larger hard corals give way to a garden of soft corals and lots of coral heads, known as brommies. You'll also find some huge sea fans located on the outer reefs of the coral gardens. Fan Fair also offers some fantastic brommies and sea fans as well as some exciting swim-throughs that conceal a variety of marine life. Dream House is home to schools of big friendly batfish while Big Blue is covered in feather stars and gigantic gorgonians from a drop-off.
On Vanua Levu's north side, the world's third largest barrier reef is just 30 minutes from the Great Sea Reef and is home to sharks, pelagics and manta rays. Nearby Taveuni is known as the soft coral capital of the world and enjoys pretty Rainbow Reef and soft corals on the Somosomo Strait. One of the world's most sought after dives, the Great White Wall is legendary for its eagle and manta rays, reef sharks and barracudas.
There's also diving for all tastes in the Mamanucas and Yasawa Islands including the big fish action of Big W, the curious eels, staghorn and elkhorn coral and resident batfish of Gotham City and the world famous Supermarket on the Malolo Barrier Reef, famous for its shark encounters.