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Types of Diving Available in Fiji
Shark Diving in Fiji
If you feel like going beyond the beautiful reef dives venture into reef passages and experience an adrenaline-pumping dive adventure of a lifetime, by swimming alongside several different types of sharks.
|Types of Sharks in Fiji|
|Blacktip Reek Shark||Oceanic Whitetip Shark||SilverTip Shark|
|Silky Shark||Bull Sharks||Hammerhead Shark|
|Bigeye Thresher shark||Grey Reef Sharks||Tiger Sharks|
|Lemon Sharks||Tawny Nurses Shark|
Manta Ray Seasonal Diving
If you’re looking for an amazing experience at a slightly slower pace, you can swim with the giant Majestic Manta Ray. Between May and October each year, these elegant creatures bless the waters of Fiji with a visit. Manta Rays are one of the largest fish in the ocean; some span as big as 6.5 metres. Manta rays FAQ
*** Must Read – Swimmimg in with Manta Rays in Fiji
Wreck Diving in Fiji
Those that seek a little change of pace, should discover the many wrecks scattered around Fiji. Read the following articles Amazing Fiji Wreck Diving Volivoli Beach Resort, and Captain Cook Cruises Diving Packages.
Night Dives in Fiji
Descending into the dark For some people, this looks a little frightening, but what lurks below is an amazing wonderland of nocturnal marine life illuminating the dark to attract their prey. Many resorts offer night dives that have to be arranged at the resort and generally require a minimum of four divers to go out.
Awesome Adventures Fiji offers a guided night snorkelling trip for the less advanced but equally curious explorer. Snorkelling at night is a completely different experience than snorkelling during the day. Different fish are out than those found during the day, and some even hunt during the night. Coral reefs become more active and alive at night, with shrimp and plankton swimming in bunches. Corals can be magnificent at night, as most of the time they are closed up during the day and at night transform into living animals, blooming out in stunning colours and feeding with their tentacle bodies. Further Information
Free Diving in Fiji
Freediving can be a positive, life-changing experience. Slip into the water and explore the real beauty of the underworld in its most natural form. Freediving can easily be explained as being in and under the water while holding one’s breath. Humans first started freediving out of necessity, for food, tradeable items, or items lost overboard; however, in more recent times, freediving has evolved into a recreational pastime, a way to take photos, catch food, and a sport. To take your first step into this new world, Liquidstate Freediving, based in Savusavu, is the first to bring AIDA freediving education to Fiji.
How To Choose a Scuba Diving Operator?
Diving Operator Advice: A good dive shop can make all the difference on your next dive trip, and a bad one can cast a cloud over your experience or even put you at risk. This is especially true for less experienced divers who may need a helping hand from the crew. But with so many operators to choose from at the most popular dive spots, how do you know which is the right one for you? To help you out, here are five steps for doing your homework on dive shops before your next trip.
Consider Your Dive Type
At most dive destinations, you’ll find everything from resort-based shops that lean heavily on beginner-level classes and excursions to specialty shops with the gear and experience for technical diving. Create a list of dive shops that best fit your interests and experience level. Some important things to look for are the size and number of their boats and the selection of quality rental gear. Also, look for shops that are convenient for your accommodations and regularly dive into the sites you hope to visit.
Are They Established?
In some parts of the world, you may find dive operators that look good online but turn out to be little more than a guy with a boat, and these types of operations may not have the training or equipment to deal with dive emergencies. A good rule of thumb is to look for official PADI Dive Centres and Resorts, which must meet rigorous requirements for their dive services and safety protocols.
Check Online Reviews
The next step is checking online reviews, keeping in mind that every business will have its share of good and bad reviews. The important thing to look for is multiple reviews describing the same experiences; for example, consistently positive comments about the skill and attentiveness of the dive staff, or a reputation for overcrowded boats or poorly maintained equipment. Also, most review websites allow businesses to respond to reviews. A dive shop picking a fight with a past customer over a bad review is a red flag, while measured responses that show a willingness to solve the problem are a good sign.
Get in Touch
Once you’ve narrowed your choice to two or three dive operations, pick up the phone or send an email. There’s no substitute for actually speaking with someone at the dive center, and any reputable dive shop should be more than happy to tell you all about their boats, safety procedures, regular dive spots, how they conduct their classes, and any other questions you might have.
Visit in Person
Once you arrive at your destination, visit the dive shop before your first trip. The afternoon of your arrival day is the perfect time to visit, especially once the afternoon dive boats have returned. Confirm your reservations, take a look at the rental gear, examine the dive map, ask about gear storage, and don’t be afraid to chat up a member of the crew. At a good dive shop, the divemasters and instructors love talking with new divers about the day’s dives, ocean conditions, and what to expect on the boat.
Diving Operators and Resorts by Region
|Taveuni||Paradise Taveuni Dive||Garden Island Resort|
|Taveuni Dive Resort||Salt Diver Taveuni|
|Laucala Island Resort||Nakia Resort & Dive Fiji|
|Vanua Levu||Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat||Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort|
|Namale Resort||Ocean Ventures Fiji|
|Deep Blue||Dive Acadamy|
|Mamanuca Islands||Ratu Kini Dive Resort||Castaway Island Resort|
|Vomo Island Resort||Sheraton Tokiriki Island|
|Yasawa Island||Mantaray Island Resort||Yasawa Island Resort|
|Coconut Beach Resort|
|Kadavu||Mai Dive Astolabe Reef Resort||Papageno Resort|
|Oneta Resort||Matava - Fiji...Untouched|
|Kokomo Private Island||Tiliva Resort|
|Coral Coast & Pacific Harbour||Waidroka Bay Surf & Dive Resort||Beqa Lagoon Island Resort|
|Beqa Adventure Divers Ltd||Coral Coast Divers|
|Aqua Trek||Diveaway Fiji|
|Denarau Island||Viti Water Sports||Whitetip Marine Adventures|
|SunCoast||RA Divers Fiji|
|Suva||Toberua Island Resort|