Renowned as the soft coral capital of the world, Fiji is also blessed with incredible marine life encounters, with some of the finest dive sites accessible only from a liveaboard.
The focal point of any Fiji liveaboard is the rich body of water that separates the two main islands, known as Bligh Water. Here, divers can experience thrilling drift diving along walls, pinnacles that act as a magnet for sharks and manta rays, plus wonderful coral gardens.
Divers will also get to experience the wonderful dive sites around the islands of Namena, Wakaya, and Gau for more superb encounters with larger marine life and reefs teeming with fish. Longer itineraries also head farther east to take in the diving around Taveuni or the Koro Sea, renowned for soft coral gardens and possible encounters with hammerhead sharks.
The itinerary below is based on a seven night trip on board the Fiji Nai'a. Similar itineraries are offered on other liveaboards.
Days1-2: Depart for Fiji, travelling via the USA or Asia
Day3: Arrive in Nadi, Fiji's capital. Overnight stay.
You will be met on arrival and transferred to your chosen resort for a one night stay. Rest of day at leisure.
Days4-10: Begin your Fiji liveaboard adventure
Board your liveaboard, head for the Bligh Water and possibly beyond.
Famed for exceptional drift diving and some of the Pacific's most enthralling diving, Fiji's central region has the potential to overwhelm divers with the wealth and variety of marine life and the health of her reefs.
Enjoy six days diving as part of your itinerary, taking in Bligh Water, Namena, Wakaya, and Gau. Expect huge schools of trevally and barracuda, gorgeous soft corals, smaller marine life and several species of shark.
Day11: Disembark and depart Fiji
Today you will be transferred back to the airport or local hotel (depending on flight schedule) before boarding your flight back to the UK.
Alternatively, continue your Fiji adventure with some time in resort. Visit the Mamanuca Islands to pamper yourself, or Kadavu or the Beqa Lagoon for more diving opportunities.
Day12: Arrive UK
You should note: The above itinerary is a sample only and your actual liveaboard itinerary may vary. Marine park fees and fuel surcharges may apply. Prices based on a berth in a twin-share cabin.
Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 12 daysfrom £4,875 pp
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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
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!
Tropical Taveuni, 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
This itinerary is available on the liveaboards shown below.
Please contact us for further recommendations.
Ideal for divers who prefer a small group, the luxurious Fiji Aggressor accommodates just 10 guests on a a seven night exploration of the reefs, bommies and walls of the Nigali Pass, Wakaya, Koro and Namenalala Islands.
This luxurious yacht offers divers 7 and 10 night world-class diving adventures in the central region of Fiji (Lomaiviti, Namena and Bligh Water) throughout the year. Expect vibrant corals, shark encounters and plenty more.
The S/Y Fiji Siren is a spacious handcrafted traditional phinisi boat, operating seven and ten night itineraries in the Koro Sea. This vessel offers divers a fantastic adventure with plenty of soft corals and pelagic encounters.