GREAT DIVE REGIONS
Coral reefs are as typical of our islands as swaying palm trees and diving can be enjoyed off almost all of them.
The regions below are known for outstanding diving.
Some of Fiji’s best dive regions are just a car ride away from the Nadi International Airport so you won't even have to leave the main island.
* Pacific Harbour & Beqa Lagoon:
Usually calm, this shallow lagoon teems with marine life and you can expect pinnacles, wrecks and a plethora of soft corals.
Accommodation and other adventurous activities like rafting, ziplining and off-road expeditions are plentiful in these regions
A 2½ hour drive north of Nadi, diving off Rakiraki is one of Fiji’s best kept secrets.
This pocket of paradise promises pristine reefs and over 50 dive sites in the Bligh Waters and Vatu-i-Ra Passage.
A cluster of resorts can be found around the island’s northern-most peninsula. The area is also known for great hiking, deep sea fishing and seasonal kite-boarding and windsurfing.
Many world-famous dive sites are found off Viti-Levu and you will need to fly or take a ferry transport from Viti-Levu to access them.
* Taveuni – Somosomo Strait
The Somosomo Strait separates Vanua Levu from Taveuni in North-East Fiji.
This narrow body of water is home to the 'Rainbow Reef'; named for the prolific ‘Dendronephthya’ soft coral species which paints the reef in riotous colour.
The reef has around two dozen dive sites including the famed ‘Great White Wall’; a world 'Top Ten' dive site.
There are daily flights to Taveuni from both Nadi and Suva. Bird-watching, waterfall hopping and trekking are popular pastimes on Taveuni.
* Bligh Waters & The Koro Sea
The nutrient-rich Bligh Waters and Koro Sea attract numerous schools of fish and larger predators. Large marine mammals like humpback whales can be seen passing through these waters from July – October for breeding and calving.
The stronger current in these waters is more suitable for intermediate and experienced divers.
The best way to see these sites are on dive liveaboards although some resorts exist on Wakaya and other islands in the Lomaiviti group.
Sensational diving in Namena Island's Marine Reserve can also be accessed from resorts in Savusavu.
Fiji’s southern-most island is on the doorstep of the Great Astrolabe Reef.
Breathtaking dive sites in the waters around Kadavu are regularly visited by mantas, pilot whales (Apr-May) and oceanic hammerheads (Jul-Aug).