Combine simple travel with brilliant white coral sands, clear blue seas, incredible waterfalls, high mountain peaks, and a water world offering fantastic dive sites and you have the amazing dive vacation known as Fiji. And for amazing scuba diving vacations Fiji packages and deals, Scuba Dive Asia is at your service.
Fiji scuba diving truly makes for an awe-inspiring diving adventure.
The Fiji islands are covered with a lush canopy of thick green vegetation, where trees vastly outnumber people and only about 100 of the islands are inhabited. Once you get away from the more touristy areas you will encounter a way of life that is as relaxed and romantic as any that can be found; many traditions have remained intact and today’s visitor can observe time-honored traditions, explore ancient relics, experience well-preserved cultures and share in past legends as they are retold around the kava bowl, Fiji’s traditional ceremonial and social drink.
Or watch a performance of the traditional meke or fire walking dances; it’s like traveling back in time to centuries past and should not to be missed. Elsewhere, bili-bili rafting down a jungle river on a bamboo craft will get your adrenaline going. In town, colorful outdoor marketplaces offer spellbinding treasures that give homage to the island’s history, giving opportunity to find that rare keepsake that makes Fiji one of those mystical destinations that steals your heart. In likeness to Caribbean Diving resorts in beauty, though less touristy and more authentic, a Fiji diving holiday leaves you feeling amazed. Both Fiji dive vacations and liveaboards offer a chance to get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life and experience the world’s best diving. Not to mention, Fiji is a wildly romantic setting, making it perfect for an incredible dive honeymoon.
Lagoons are a feature of the islands, with incoming currents bringing clear sea water and outgoing currents removing any cloudy water. Often the sea water remains shallow until some distance from shore. This means that the shorelines are great for adults and children, alike, for snorkeling and swimming. It may seem that the above-water delights of the islands would be hard to beat, but the underwater world of fish and coral makes Fiji a diver’s dream come true.
Much of Fiji diving remains unexplored, so the rewards for those who are enjoy adventure are fantastic. The seas surrounding the islands of Fiji are known world-over for their glorious and colorful soft corals and rich diversity of fish and invertebrates. Dozens of superb reefs rank amongst the finest dive sites in the world. Coral outcrops known as ‘bommies’ rise from the ocean floor or the walls of the reef, mushrooming into fantastic shapes. These, in their turn, provide yet another substratum on which the soft corals ‘bloom’ – draped over every ledge, filling each crevice with a profusion of vibrant living color. Bulging brain corals, the fantastic lacy filigrees of fan corals and the flower-like blossoms of soft corals adorn this underwater landscape.
Fabulous as the soft corals are, there is much more to Fiji diving. Most notably, Pacific Harbor, at the island of Beqa, now offers world-class shark diving and wreck diving.
Fed by the nutrient rich waters of the Tonga Trench, Fiji’s remarkable marine life embodies all the elements that make Fiji’s reefs so incredible for diving. Visions of vibrantly-colored soft corals covered by dense schools of fairy basslets are just one of the mesmerizing effects that this dream destination has on divers. When you dive Fiji, you immerse yourself in a colorful underwater playground. Fiji’s marine realm is as marvelous as nature can be.
One of the reasons why Fiji enjoys the tag “Soft Coral Capital of the World”, and is deservedly rated as one of the top 10 dive destinations in the world, is that strong currents sweep through the islands twice a day, the perfect medium for the growth of corals in every color of the rainbow. Conditions and underwater sights vary greatly and while some places are tranquil and great for learning, most sites will enjoy some current, ranging from barely perceptible to very strong. It is this presence of current that makes the scuba diving vacations Fiji so rich: sharks, rays and thousands of species of fish added to the vivid rainbow of soft corals, sea stars and myriad of shrimp.
Sharks are central to the spiritual traditions of the island’s native people – in ancient times, a shark god was highly esteemed – and today, many varieties can be seen. Guided shark feeding dives conducted in the waters off Pacific Harbor will take your breath away and these moments with the lords of the ocean are truly awe inspiring. In the waters off Kadavu, another island south of Viti Levu, schooling hammerheads and gray reef sharks are common sights in the Great Astrolabe Reef. That area constitutes one of the world’s largest barrier reefs. But Fiji’s marine biodiversity also includes other animals of all shapes, hues and sizes, from huge humpback whales and majestic manta rays to turtles and ghost pipefish.
Then there are the Tonga Humpback Whale Expeditions; in July the Nai’a liveaboard sets sail for Tonga in a unique quest to discover and follow Humpback Whales. The main focus of the trips is to swim and snorkel with the Humpbacks at every available opportunity, and with any other cetaceans, such as dolphins, that are encountered. It is envisaged that there will also be an average of at least one conventional dive per day. The time spent traveling will be either at night or moving with the whales. Cruises last ten days and begin and end in Tonga’s capital city Nuku’alofa.
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