Kadavu is the fourth largest of the 300 odd islands in Fiji and is largely undeveloped. The island is surrounded by coral reefs, magnificent palm fringed beaches and rugged terrain.
The excellence of Astrolabe and Solo Reefs has made Kadavu world famous. The Great Astrolabe Reef is the world’s fourth largest barrier reef extending along the entire southern side of Kadavu and stretches for over 120 km. It is rated as one of the world’s premier diving locations, offering great diversity and a spectacle of coral structures and marine life.
However, the fantastic diving experience is not limited to these two superb sites. The island is encircled by equally exciting reefs, Namalata and Tavuki. The dive sites exhibit a tremendous variety with several passages, submerged pinnacles and manta ray cleaning stations adding to the reasons why Kadavu is recognised as a premier diving area.
Spinner dolphin and resident manta rays can be observed throughout the year., with optimum sightings in the cooler months (Jun-Oct). Seasonal visitors include humpback whales (Jul-Sep) and large pods of short-finned pilot whales (Feb-May).
The native population of some 12,000 still live quite traditionally in 72 villages scattered throughout the islands. As there are few roads, transport is mainly by boat.
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