This itinerary includes two of Fiji's most famous dive locations. Enjoy spectacular soft coral diving, manta ray encounters and exhilarating shark dives - a must for all adventure lovers!
Begin your adventure by exploring the Great Astrolabe Reef, one of the largest barrier reefs in the world which encompasses Kadavu, Fiji's fourth largest island. Here you can expect to encounter manta rays on the nearby cleaning station, beautiful coral gardens in the marine park at Naiqoro Passageway, dramatic drop-offs and patrolloing sharks at Far Side, a high energy dive along Wonder Wall and a relaxed one at Connie's Reef, suitable for photographers. Time your holiday for encounters with short-finned pilot and humpack whales, both seasonal visitors.
Located on the southern shores of Viti Levu, Beqa Lagoon is famous for its shark dive, where divers often encounter up to eight different species including bull and tiger. The reef dives are impressive and include a huge pinnacle at Joes Best, a soft coral encrusted wreck at Carpet Cove and for the photographers, there's a spectacular shallow dive at Million Dollar Point.
Day1: Depart the UK for Fiji
Depending on your chosen airline and schedule your flights will be directed via Los Angeles or Hong Kong.
Day3: Arive Nadi, Fiji's capital, and continue journey to Kadavu
On arrival in Nadi, make way to domestic terminal for short flight to Kadavu. Met on arrival and transfer to Matava Eco Adventure Resort. Check in for a week long stay.
Days4-8: Explore the Great Astrolabe Reef
Begin your five day/ten dive pack with Mad Fish, the on-site dive centre. Your experience will include a good mix of soft corals, critters and manta ray encounters at the 20 or so dive sites on the Great Astrolabe Reef that encircles the island of Kadavu.
Day9: Day at leisure
Time to relax at the Bamboo Spa, exert yourself sea-kayaking or surfing, go bird watching or visit a local village. There are plenty of activities available here.
Day10: Transfer to Pacific Harbour on Viti Levu
This will include a scenic flight and road transfer to the adventure capital of Fiji, Pacific Harbour. Check in at Uprising Beach Resort for a four night stay. There are alternative accommodations available in the location. Ask our Dive team for further details.
Days11-12: Dive Beqa Lagoon
Begin your dive pack today. This includes two days at the famous shark site in Beqa Lagoon. The ultimate shark encounter dive days are scheduled regularly throughout the week.
Day13: Day at leisure
Take time to visit a local village or engage in an adventurous activity on land. There’s plenty on offer here at the heart of the adventure capital of Fiji!
Day14: Depart Fiji
Today you will be transferred back to the airport for your flights back to the UK.
Day15: Arrive UK
You should note: This itinerary includes 11 nights in Fiji. If you want to change this to suit your travel plans, speak to the Dive team to discuss the options for creating your very own Fiji dive adventure.
Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 15 daysfrom £3,745 pp
When to go: Jan-Dec: Daily throughout the year, but April to October best
Included in the price/package:
Return flights from the UK
Domestic flights and transfers
7 nights on Kadavu (FB)
4 nights in Pacific Harbour (BB)
5 days/10 boat dives on Astrolabe Reef
2 days/4 shark dives in Beqa Lagoon
Tanks and weights
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, green turtle, reef manta ray, short-finned pilot whale
Excellent for: Resort based diving, Manta ray
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!
Suggested accommodation options are shown below.
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Located on Kadavu Island and bordered by the Great Astrolabe Reef Lagoon, Matava Eco Resort is a small and intimate hideaway. Accommodation consists of traditional Fijian bures nestled in the lush tropical rainforest.
Located on a beautiful sandy beach in Pacific Harbour, and offering fine views of Beqa Lagoon, this vibrant affordable resort is a perfect choice for anyone wanting to dive and explore inland.
Located in Pacific Harbour - the adventure capital of Fiji - this elegant resort is surrounded by a lush tropical landscape on an idyllic beach, with the dive centre nearby. Facilities include a swimming pool, gym and golf course.
Divers can relax in paradise at this boutique oceanfront property, nestled amongst tropical rainforest along the Coral Coast, just 20 minutes drive from Pacific Harbour, Fiji’s adventure capital.