Diving the Somosomo Strait

Dive sites in Fiji don’t get much better than in the Somosomo Strait. In fact, it’s home to some of the top-ranked diving spots in the world.

Set between Vanua Levu and Taveuni the ‘Garden Island’, the Somosomo Strait is a narrow stretch of sea bursting with breathtaking sights.

Swim through warm, clear waters to explore the vibrant underwater world. Get up close with colourful coral, majestic molluscs and a rich array of sea life.

The tidal currents which feed the reef systems dictate the dive conditions each day, and local guides can help you find the best time to head underwater for your perfect dive experience.

In the Somosomo Strait, you can explore the world-famous Rainbow Reef, home to renowned dive sites the Zoo and the Purple Wall. But it’s the Great White Wall that brings divers back to Taveuni and the Somosomo Strait year after year.

The sheer drop off boasts a dazzling display of hard and soft corals, colourful sponges and crinoids that look white from a distance, but up close you’ll find all the colours of the rainbow. Deeper down at 20 to 60m, the wall’s name becomes clear, with white corals in full bloom.

Fiji is also known as the ‘Soft Coral Capital,’ thanks to the abundant ‘Dendronepthya’ soft coral in Somosomo Strait. Dive sites along the Rainbow Reef such as Fish Factory, Annies Bommies, Nuku Reef and Jerry’s Jelly have backdrops so vivid you’ll definitely want to bring your underwater camera. And with more than 1,200 species of reef fish, over 450 types of mollusc and the chance to spot manta rays, Spinner dolphins and humpback whales, the Somosomo Strait is a dive enthusiast’s dream.