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Bordered by the Great Astrolabe Reef Lagoon and set amidst lush tropical surroundings on Kadavu island, Matava is a small and intimate getaway.

Designed to blend in with its natural environment, the traditional thatched Fijian bures are nestled in the rainforest accommodating up to 22 guests and offer privacy, comfort and superb ocean views. This eco-friendly resort provides lighting and hot water through solar power. Facilities at this paradise resort include a restaurant and plenty of activities which can be arranged, including surfing, trekking, kayaking and diving. If you’re looking to get married in an idyllic location, a romantic beach wedding can be arranged here.

Mad Fish

Mad Fish is a PADI 5-star Dive Centre located on-site and offers a full range of courses. Daily two tank boat dives operate throughout the year along the Great Astrolabe Reef catering for divers of all abilities. There are over 20 dive sites to explore, all at varying depths with an amazing kaleidoscope of colourful corals and marine life. Visibility ranges from 20-50 metres. Spend time at ‘Critter Junction’, a magnificent shore dive, or enjoy ‘Manta Reef’, where manta rays are observed all year round. Mad Fish Dive Centre truly offers divers easy and comfortable access to some of the best diving Fiji can offer.

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Key info

  • Ideal for:
    • Honeymooners
    • Non-divers
  • Diving suitable for:
    • Intermediate
    • Advanced
  • Dive boat: Custom dive boat

Dive trips

This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Dive Rainbow & Great Astrolabe Reefs

A great itinerary for divers who enjoy a mix of colourful reefs and pelagic encounters. Discover one of the world’s greatest displays of soft coral at Taveuni’s Rainbow Reef, then encounter critters and manta rays at Kadavu.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,845 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Dive Great Astrolabe Reef & Beqa Lagoon

This itinerary offers spectacular soft coral diving and manta ray encounters at the world’s fourth largest barrier reef, Great Astrolabe, followed by some exhilarating shark dives at Beqa Lagoon. A true dive adventure!

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 15 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £3,745 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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The Great Astrolabe Reef in southern Fiji is the world’s fourth largest barrier reef extending along the entire southern side of Kadavu. A world-class diving location, it exhibits a tremendous variety with passages, submerged pinnacles and manta cleaning stations.

  • Ideal for viewing: white-tip reef shark, spotted eagle ray, green turtle, reef manta ray, short-finned pilot whale
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Manta ray