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Located in the western part of Fiji, the Mamanucas and Yasawa Islands offer water sports and accommodations to delight everyone. Underwater topography includes walls, bommies and channels, a perfect mix for a range of diving abilities.

The Mamanuca group is accessed by speed boat or seaplane and is home to a range of properties, including Tokoriki and Castaway. The areas of Beachcomber and Treasure Island are marine sanctuaries. Gotham City’ is renowned for its batfish population, and shark lovers should dive ‘Supermarket'. Divers should also explore the underwater delights of ‘Plantation Pinnacle’ with its undercuts, tunnels and myriad of fish and corals. 

The volcanic Yasawa chain extends 90 kilometres in a straight line to the north of the sweeping arc of the Mamanucas. ‘The Zoo’ is a popular dive site with schools of walu, trevally and barracuda also enjoying the steep wall exposed to strong currents. The wall is covered in colourful sea fans and soft coral with invertebrates found living in the overhangs. West of the Yasawas is a vast area of virgin reefs, islands and tiny islets.

This is the driest and warmest area in Fiji, so you can practically count on sunshine all year round.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: barracuda, eagle ray, grey reef shark, hawksbill turtle, white-tip reef shark

Dive trips

This dive location is featured in the following itinerary:

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
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,675 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Castaway Island Resort

An iconic paradise island in the Mamanucas, this award winning resort consists of secluded thatched bures, surrounded by lush tropical vegetation bordered by white sand beaches and encircled by vibrant coral reefs.

Likuliku Lagoon Resort

The only resort in Fiji with overwater bures, this property offers luxurious accommodation suspended over the lagoon, with views of the ocean. Some of the bures have a private plunge pool, perfect for honeymooners.

Tokoriki Island Resort

This boutique resort is located in the northern Mamanucas, and offers 34 traditional bures and villas An affordable, luxury, romantic getaway, Tokoriki offers the quintessential Fijian holiday experience.

Our suggested liveaboard is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Tui Tai

This magnificent sailing schooner offers a unique ‘off-the-beaten-track’ adventure cruise through Fiji’s remote northern group of islands. Dive vibrant reefs in world-class sites, kayak, hike and immerse yourself in Fiji's rich culture.