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Discover two of Fiji's top reefs on this great itinerary, ideal for divers who enjoy a mix of colourful reefs (Rainbow) and pelagic encounters (Great Astrolabe).

Your adventure begins in tropical Taveuni, which offers volcanic mountains, lush rainforests and waterfalls, and deserves every accolade it has received from even the most jaded divers. Spectacular soft corals abound the world famous dive sites such as ‘White Wall’ and ‘Rainbow Reef’.

The second week is spent exploring the reefs at Kadavu, a very traditional Fijian island, surrounded by superb dive sites, including the famous Astrolabe and Solo Reefs. Astrolabe is rated as one of the world’s premier diving locations, offering great diversity and a spectacle of coral structures and marine life. Whilst manta rays can be observed throughout the year, you will need to time your visit right for seasonal visitors such as short-finned pilot whales and humpback whales.

Suggested Itinerary

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

  2. Day 3: Arrive Nadi, Fiji's capital, and continue to Taveuni

    On arrival in Nadi, make your way to the domestic terminal for a short flight to Taveuni. Met on arrival and transferred to Garden Island Resort. Check-in for a week long stay.

  3. Days 4-8 : Dive the Rainbow Reef

    Begin your five day/ten boat dive pack with the on-site dive centre. Also included are shore dives on the housereef during shop opening hours.

    Fed by the nutrient-rich waters tha flow through the Somosomo Strait, Taveuni’s Rainbow Reef is home to one of the world’s greatest displays of soft coral.

  4. Day 9: Time to discover Taveuni

    Time to relax by the pool or head off on a cultural tour of Taveuni island.

  5. Day 10: Transfer to Kadavu

    Transfer to airport for flight to Kadavu (via Nadi). Met on arrival and transfer to Matava Eco Adventure Resort. Check-in for a week long stay.

  6. Days 11-15 : Dive the Great Astrolabe Reef

    Begin your five day/10 boat dive pack with the on-site dive centre, Mad Fish. This includes 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.

  7. Day 16: Unwind on Kadavu

    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.

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

    Today you will be transferred to the airport for your short hop to Nadi and onward to the UK. Due to flight schedules you may require a day room at a property near to the airport.
  9. Day 18: Arrive UK

You should note: Talk to our Dive team to create your very own dive adventure in Fiji. Length of stay and locations visited is entirely up to you!

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 £4,845 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 Taveuni
    • 7 nights on Kadavu
    • Full board meal plan
    • 5 day, 10 dive package in each resort
    • Unlimited shore diving
    • Tanks and weights
Featured locations:


Tropical Taveuni, with its volcanic mountains and lush rainforests, deserves every accolade and has earned rave reviews from even the most jaded divers. Spectacular soft corals fill world famous sites such as White Wall and Rainbow Reef in the Somosomo Strait.

  • Ideal for viewing: green turtle, white-tip reef shark, spotted eagle ray, black-tip reef shark, reef manta ray
  • Excellent for: Resort based diving, Luxury diving, Reef diving


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
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.

Garden Island Resort

Located on the waterfront in Taveuni with commanding views of the Somosomo Strait, this boutique resort comprises 30 well appointed rooms and provides a quiet relaxing dive holiday in tropical surroundings.