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Dive Locations

7 recommended locations:

Bligh Water

Magnificent Bligh Water has traditionally been the premier liveaboard area in Fiji, although is now accessible from land. Divers can see mantas, numerous shark species, large schools of fish and superb coral gardens, and enjoy drrift dives over steep walls and pinnacles.

  • Ideal for viewing: grey reef shark, white-tip reef shark, bronze whaler shark, green turtle, black-tip reef shark
  • Excellent for: Liveaboard diving, Manta ray, Reef diving

Pacific Harbour & Beqa Lagoon

Located on the main island of Viti Levu, Pacific Harbour is the adventure capital of Fiji and the jumping off point to the magical Beqa Lagoon, famed for superb shark encounters and also the legendary Beqa Fire Walkers. A must for all adventure lovers!

  • Ideal for viewing: grey reef shark, lemon shark, nurse shark, tiger shark, bull shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Shark diving

Kadavu

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, napoleon wrasse, green turtle, reef manta ray
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Manta ray

Mamanuca & Yasawa Islands

The western part of Fiji is made up of the stunning Mamanucas and Yasawa Islands, where you can count on warm sunshine pretty much all year round. The tropical blue waters are alive with marine life and coral gardens, delighting divers of all levels.

  • Ideal for viewing: white-tip reef shark, grey reef shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving

Rakiraki

The journey to Rakiraki is a pleasure in itself, along the glorious northern coastline of Viti Levu. Underwater delights can be found either snorkelling or diving Bligh Water, famous for its colourful soft corals, critters, sharks, turtles and yet more soft coral.

  • Ideal for viewing: grey reef shark, white-tip reef shark, bronze whaler shark, green turtle, black-tip reef shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving

Taveuni

Tropical Tavenui, with its volcanic mountains and lush rainforests, deserves every accolade and has earned rave reviews from even the most jaded divers. Spectacular soft corals fill world famous sites such as ‘White Wall’ and ‘Rainbow Reef’ in the Somosomo Strait.

  • Ideal for viewing: green turtle, white-tip reef shark, spotted eagle ray, black-tip reef shark, reef manta ray
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Luxury diving, Reef diving

Vanua Levu

The unspoilt island of Vanua Levu is Fiji’s second largest. Surrounded by coral reefs and picturesque beaches, there is easy access to one of the best diving areas in the country, with colourful soft coral reefs, turtles and scalloped hammerhead sharks.

  • Ideal for viewing: scalloped hammerhead shark, white-tip reef shark, grey reef shark, hawksbill turtle
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Shark diving, Hammerhead shark, Reef diving

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Dive trips

The dive sites of Fiji are enjoyed by both resort and liveaboard and are perfect for either secluded beaches or island hopping. Famed for its reefs and marine life, a trip to Fiji can also be extended into Tonga for even more adventure and excitement.
6 recommended trips. Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.

Fiji Liveaboard

Known as the soft coral capital of the world, Fiji is also a magnet for sharks and manta rays, offering thrilling drift dives. Experience some of the finest dive sites in the Pacific, accessible only from a liveaboard.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 12 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,645 pp
  • Trip type: Liveaboard trip

Fiji & Tonga Dive Experience

Enjoy a week of adventure in Fiji’s Pacific Harbour, before the tranquillity of the Vava’u region of Tonga, where you will find intriguing dive sites, wrecks and underwater caves, with white-tip sharks, lobster and schooling fish.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

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 £4,285 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Dive Mamanuca Islands & Bligh Water

A comprehensive resort-based dive itinerary including Mamanuca Island, home to healthy batfish and shark populations, and magnificent Bligh Water, famous for its superb coral gardens, mantas and large schools of fish.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • 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: 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,595 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Dive Beqa Lagoon & Somosomo Strait

Encounter areas teeming with marine life, multi-coloured soft corals and magnificent hard corals, at two of Fiji’s top diving spots. At Beqa Lagoon, there is an opportunity to experience an exhilarating shark dive.

  • When to go: Jan-Dec
  • Duration inc. flights: 18 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,145 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

When to go

Fiji’s diving is excellent throughout the year, however temperatures are more comfortable from April.

Seasons

  • Cool season

    Apr to Oct: Fiji’s cooler season is the better time to vist with less humidty and comfortable temperatures
  • Wet season

    Nov to Mar: Fiji’s summer is hotter and wetter, but diving remains fantastic year-round.

Wildlife events

  • Apr to May: Mating grey reef sharks
  • Apr to Oct: Best diving season

Dive Resorts

Liveaboards