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Fiji Islands - Guide and Information

Fiji Islands Activities Guide includes information about Scuba Diving, Surfing in Fiji as well as Fishing and more in this exotic,
South Pacific Islands vacation destination of a lifetime


Fiji Resorts

Coral Coast Region - Fiji

Rydges Hideaway Resort Fiji

Outrigger On The Lagoon Fiji

Mamanuca Islands Resorts - Fiji

Castaway Island Resort

Matamanoa Island Resort

Tokoriki Island Resort

Wadigi Island

Nadi / Lautoka Resorts - Fiji

First Landing

Sheraton Fiji Resort

The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji

Tanoa International Hotel

Tokatoka Resort

Taveuni / Outer Islands Resorts - Fiji

Maravu Plantation Resort

Qamea Resort and Spa

Taveuni Island Resort

Vanua Resorts of Fiji

J.M. Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort

Namale Resort and Spa

Nukubati Island

Viti Levu / Outer Islands Resorts - Fiji

Royal Davui Island

Vatulele Island Resort

Wananavu Resort

Wakaya Club

Yasawa Islands Resorts Fiji

Turtle Island

Yasawa Island Resort

  Fiji Vacation Guide

Overview of the Fiji Islands

Say It in Fijian

Fiji Etiquette

Fiji Islands Map

Weather on Fiji

Fiji Entry Requirements

Useful Fiji Addresses

Fiji : Scuba diving- Surfing - Fishing

Miscellaneous Fiji Information

Fiji Wedding Guide


 


Fiji Island Vacation Travel Guide and Fiji Activities Information

Fiji Scuba Diving- Surfing in Fiji - Fiji Sport Fishing

 

Scuba Diving in Fiji

Fiji scuba diving highlights include a fantastic variety of colorful soft corals, a wealth of marine life, lots of specialist scuba diving resorts and live-aboard dive charters as well as excellent snorkeling off the beach.
The Fiji archipelago is encircled by a huge reef. Within its protected waters are shallow lagoons, steep drop off's, and thousands of scuba dive sites. Most areas are easy to get to with plenty of resorts offering scuba diving scattered around the islands. Sea temperatures are incredibly warm - typically 25C in winter (May to Nov) and up to 30C in summer at depths of 5 meters. Visibility is also excellent with depths of 40 meters not unusual. The best diving conditions are early morning before the winds pick up. Heavy rainfall in the summer can obscure visibility off the main islands with river run-off.

Where to go scuba diving in Fiji

Mamanuca dive sites can easily be accessed by boat (20 minutes or so) from the Nadi Airport area on the main island of Viti Levu. Several resorts in the Nadi Area offer full diving facilities and there are numerous day packages for snorkeling and diving. The Mamanucas have shallow lagoons with hollows and bommies with excellent marine life. There are some interesting caves to explore notably Sawa-i-Lau in the Yasawa Group.

World famous Astrolabe Reef and Beqa Lagoon in the Southern Islands include numerous soft corals, reef bommies and passages. Small secluded dive resorts accessible only by boat. Lush rainforest and tropical beaches. Humid and wet at times. Very traditional Fijian lifestyle and culture. Beqa Lagoon can be accessed by boat (1 hour plus) from the Coral Coast on the main island of Viti Levu. Several resorts along the Coral Coast offer full diving facilities and daily access to the Lagoon and beyond.

World famous Rainbow Reef in the Northern Islands (between Taveuni and Vanua Levu) with advanced drift diving through channels. Numerous smaller reefs around Vanua Levu, Taveuni, Qamea, Laucala and Matagi with abundance of soft and hard corals and excellent marine life. The Northern Islands have been developed for eco-touism as well as diving and the regions outstanding mountains, rainforests and waterfalls are all relatively accessible with tours and trails to the major attractions. Humid and wet at times.

Two separate barrier reefs between Viti Levu and Vanua Levu in the north-east of Fiji are accessible from Nananu-i-Ra and the Lomaiviti Group. Rich area fed by tradewind currents with excellent marine life including mantas and hammerheads as well as bommies and pinnacles in the lagoons. A handful of small island resorts, some very luxurious. Also accessible by charter dive boats that explore some of the unexplored areas of these huge reefs. Shipwrecks can be explored around the old Colonial capital of Levuka on Ovalau. Mostly sunny.

Fiji Scuba Diving Emergencies

In cases of diving emergencies, divers will be taken by sea, road or low flying air to the Fiji Recompression Chamber Facility in Suva. Charges vary according to circumstances so it is best to have adequate insurance cover. At some of the smaller budget resorts cowboys do exist, so choose carefully and if you're a beginner, don't jump to the chance of diving without proper PADI certified instruction.

Surfing in Fiji

Surfing Fiji has a renowned reputation amongst the international surf community. The rave here is exciting reef breaks (not for beginners), secluded locations and the traditional Fijian hospitality. Most reef breaks around the islands are accessed only by boat so whilst this keeps the crowds down, it also puts the cost up.
Specialist Fiji surfing resorts are found on Viti Levu, Mamanucas and Southern Islands. For the complete surfing Fiji experience, several live-aboard surf charters operate around the islands.

Fiji Surfing Guide - where to go

The only decent beach breaks for beginners are on the south coast of Viti Levu, the main island. Sigatoka has the most reliable breaks although undercurrents can be dangerous. There is surfing off the coast at Hideaway although only 1 hour each side of high tide and undercurrents are dangerous. Natadola Beach is good for body surfing and there are a few breaks off Suva, the capital, where locals will point the way.

Best time April to December. If bringing surf boards into the country, check first with your airline carrier for baggage restrictions and excess costs. Local airlines will only carry surf boards with advance warning and will charge extra.

Several good surf shops can be found in Nadi Town and Suva. Boards are reasonbaly priced and there's a good selection of accessories. Specialist surf resorts have spare boards for rent.


Sport Fishing in Fiji

Fiji has practically virgin fishing waters of great promise. With or without a boat, whether you try fly fishing, bait casting, spearfishing, or head for the deep seas, Fiji offers a variety of catch. In the deep, outer reef passages are black marlin, blue marlin and sailfish, occasional striped marlin and broadbill. The waters around Vatulele and Beqa islands off the Coral Coast have yielded large marlin and other species, some just under record size. July and August are ideal for big wahoo (up to 150 Ib). In a single day, anglers have caught 12 wahoo weighing 90 to 96 Ib, four dolfini (20-50 Ib), a 50 lb barracuda and a I00 lb shark. Smaller game angling for jack crevalle (saga), barracuda (ogo), king mackerel (walu), yellow fin tuna (yatu) and dolfini can be enjoyed all year round on the Coral Coast.

A lot of good bait casting and spinning is available without a boat. A stroll along the shallow flats, estuaries and mangrove streams can harvest a good crop of barracuda, sea breem, salmon cod, mangrove snapper and jack from 2 to 12 Ib. Freshwater streams and rivers on the main islands are light tackle grounds. Ika droka, the wily jungle perch, are taken up to five lb. Hand line fishing, nite line fishing, light tackle fishing, trolling and big game fishing are all popular at most of the Fiji resorts. You can also try your luck at spearfishing with the natives along the coral reefs at low tide.

Fiji has some great spots for game fishing and a number of excellent fishing charters. The deep channels around the rich reefs of Beqa in the Southern Islands are one of the best spots for wahoo, marlin, yellow fin tuna and dolphin fish. The area is assessable by staying on the tiny island of Nagigia right in the Southern Islands at Nagigia Resort which offers deep sea fishing or from the south coast of Viti Levu, the main island, where several day charters are available at Pacific Harbor (home of the country's game fishing tournament in August) or at Waidroka Bay.

Another excellent area for game fishing is around the southern Mamanuca Group. This popular holiday destination is geared up for tourism and some of the resorts offer their own sports fishing boats including Tokoriki Island Resort. There are several larger game fishing charters operating from Denarau Marina, just outside of Nadi on Viti Levu (just 15 minutes by boat to the Mamanucas) and from Musket Cove Resort in the heart of the Mamanuca Group

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Fiji Island Resorts By Island Region:
Coral Coast Resorts| Hideaway Resort - Outrigger On The Lagoon
Mamanuca Islands Resorts | Castaway Island Resort - Matamanoa Island Resort - Tokoriki Island Resort - Wadigi Island
Nadi Resorts | First Landing - Sheraton Fiji Resort - The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji - Tanoa International Hotel - Tokatoka Resort
Taveuni Resorts | Maravu Plantation Resort - Qamea Resort and Spa - Taveuni Island Resort
Vanua Resorts | J.M. Costeau Fiji Islands Resort - Namale Resort and Spa - Nukubati Island
Viti Levu Resorts | Royal Davui Island - Vatulele Island Resort - Wakaya Club - Wananavu Resort
Turtle Island | Yasawa Island Resort


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