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Scuba diving in Fiji

Fiji is known as 'The Soft Coral Capital of the World’; where tranquil lagoons offer ideal conditions for beginners. In turn the outer reefs boast some of the best current, pelagic and shark dives in the world.
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Diving in Fiji

Quick facts

Fiji has a number of labels, from ‘The Soft Coral Capital of the World’ to ‘The Best Shark Diving Location in the World’. With these titles it is hard to argue with the statement that Fiji is a World Class dive location that caters for all ages and all qualifications.

The strong currents of the outer reefs bring nutrient rich waters from thousands of miles around, and in turn lure in some of the most diverse life in the ocean, from macro life to pelagic spectacles that defy the eye.

Despite whether you chose to be located on the islands or based from a liveaboard there is plenty to see throughout the year. While the liveaboard experience will allow you to witness more unique and undiscovered dive sites, the land based experience is not to be discouraged.

Recommended dive sites include the the world renowned ‘Beqa Lagoon’, ‘Shark Reef’ and ‘Viti Levu Coral Coast'. For beginner and experienced divers alike it is suggested to explore the ‘Rakiraki’ dive site, a location where you can see gardens of sea fans and vibrant coral, as well as pelagic giants such as barracuda, wahoo and even the occasional manta or whale shark.

The dive season on Fiji is annual. Water between July and December is at it’s clearest, however this period is when the water is coolest, ranging around 74°F (23°C). The winter months between April and October is the main season for diving due to the holiday season, however the months of November, April and May are considered the ideal months to visit due to the warmer water, 82 - 86°F (28/ 30°C) and rainy season that attract the manta rays and whale sharks.

Fiji is not renowned for its wreck diving, however what its lacks in wrecks it makes up for in its diversity of other diving attractions.

When to go

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Where to dive

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What to see

Fiji is known as the cross-road of the Pacific, therefore there is abundance of marine species. There are 390 species of coral and 1,200 varieties of fish. There are a number of endemic marine creatures to the Fijian islands such as the 'twilight fangblenny'. Furthermore Fiji is an area where species such as the 'bumphead parrotfish' come to spawn. In addition there are 7 resident species of turtle and 12 species of whale including humpback and blue that migrate through the waters of the islands.

The pristine reefs hold many unique treasures from blue-ribbon eels to leaf scorpionfish. It is the vivid colour of the fish that makes Fiji so special, as well as the stunning visibility of the iridescent blue water.

Dive sites such as ‘Beqa Lagoon’ offer some of the world's best shark diving, with 9 species of shark including bull, tiger, lemon and whitetip that circle around you as you look up from the bottom at 100 feet (30 metres) as trevallies, grouper and jack fish dart through the blue.

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