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Underwater highlights to be found at Rakiraki (either snorkelling or diving) include Bligh Water, famous for its colourful soft corals, critters, sharks, turtles and yet more soft coral.

A trip to Rakiraki involves a two hour drive along the northern coast of Viti Levu, taking in some glorious coastline and sites through some of Fiji’s least publiscised, yet most beautiful terrain. Sugar cane is grown in the valleys, cattle are raised in the highlands, whilst root crops, including yaqona (kava) are also cultivated here. Rakiraki is an area often said to portray Fijian patriotism. Many noted Fijian politicians have originated from here.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: grey reef shark, white-tip reef shark, bronze whaler shark, green turtle, black-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 is shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Wananavu Beach Resort

Situated on Viti Levu’s most northern point, Wananavu Beach Resort is an idyllic property offering an island paradise experience with mainland convenience, just a couple of hours from the airport.