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Enjoy spectacular soft coral diving, manta ray encounters and exhilarating shark dives - a must for all adventure lovers!

The Great Astrolabe Reef is one of the largest barrier reefs in the world and encompasses Kadavu Island. Beqa Lagoon is famous for its shark dives.

Suggested itinerary

  1. Day 1: Depart the UK for Fiji via Los Angeles or Hong Kong

  2. Day 3: 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.

  3. Days 4-8 : Explore the reefs of Kadavu

    Begin your dive pack with Mad Fish Dive Centre (on-site, PADI 5*) which 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.

  4. Day 9: 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.

  5. Day 10: 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 the Pearl South Pacific for a week long stay.

  6. Days 11-15 : Explore the dive sites of Beqa Lagoon

    Begin your dive pack with Aqua-Trek which will include a mix of soft coral and shark dives. The Ultimate Shark Dive is an additional cost.

  7. Day 16: 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!

  8. Day 17: Depart via Nadi and Los Angeles or Hong Kong

  9. Day 18: Arrive UK

Key info

Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
  • Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 18 days from £4,595 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
    • 14 nights accommodation
    • Daily breakfast
    • 5 day, 10 dive package in each resort
    • Tanks and weights
Featured locations:


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, napoleon wrasse, green turtle, reef manta ray
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Manta ray

Pacific Harbour & Beqa Lagoon

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!

  • Ideal for viewing: grey reef shark, lemon shark, nurse shark, tiger shark, bull shark
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Shark diving
Suggested accommodation options are shown below. Please contact us for further recommendations.

Matava Eco Adventure Resort

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.

The Pearl South Pacific

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.

Waidroka Bay Resort

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.