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.
Day1: Depart the UK for Fiji via Los Angeles or Hong Kong
Day3: 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.
Days4-8: 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.
Day9: Time to discover Taveuni
Time to relax by the pool or head off on a cultural tour of Taveuni island.
Day10: 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.
Days11-15: 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.
Day16: 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.
Day17: 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.
Day18: 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!
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 daysfrom £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
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.
for further recommendations.
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 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.