Diving on Fiji

Scuba diving in Fiji is like air is to breathing. Once you have experienced our wonder-world of water you will need to, not want to, repeat the experience – just like breathing. Fiji Scuba Dive is a world renowned as “The Soft Coral Capital of the World” but that’s only a small part of our story.

Every Island Tells a Story

Our 333 islands and atolls are embraced by a network of brilliant coral reefs. From shallow coral enclaves, home to hundreds of different types of corals and sponges and resident micro-denizens of the deep to spectacular bommies with cascading corals draped like exquisite, fragile chandeliers to deep, dramatic drop-offs that disappear into darkness. Dive Fiji to see it for yourself.

Every Creature Plays a Role

With around 1000 species of fish and several hundred types of coral and sponges, an apparently endless array of anemones, molluscs, crustaceans and other invertebrates, Fiji is the ‘smorgasbord world of  Scuba diving.’ But don’t lets restrict ourselves to the joy and pleasure of reef diving. Venture into reef passages and come face to face with the ‘big boys’ of the deep blue. Grey Reef sharks, Silvertips, Hammerheads and White Tips all competing for “a piece of the pie” as they move in slow motion, patiently waiting for schools of pelagic fish to dare to venture into their lair. And if you’d like to get to know them a bit better and at closer range, expect an adrenalin rush as you dive with the sharks observing experienced Fiji divers carry out the famous ‘shark feeding.’ Definitely not for the weak at heart.

Swim with the giant Mantas. These space-like creatures are a joy to observe as they go through the motions of their ballet in the sea with apparent endless choreography. Fiji’s turtles, the most famous being the Hawksbill Turtle, are now a protected species and should be observed with care and respect.

Track them Above, View Them Below

For a different experience in Neptune’s domain, Fiji Scuba Dive has various species of Spinner Dolphins that can be seen with reasonable regularity in pods of up to 30-40. Their name is indicative of their penchant for flying upwards out of the ocean and then spinning in several spectacular rotations (up to seven) before submerging once again only to repeat the performance as an encore. Cute, curious, intelligent and entertaining, dolphins are a treasure of the sea that we should respect and care for as with all of our marine biodiversity.

Have an experience of a lifetime whale watching. These docile giants of the ocean pass through Fiji Dive waters with Humpback whales migrating from colder climes to our warm water to mate and give birth while Minke and Sperm whales pass through intermittently.

Fiji Dive, Where’s There is Always More to Explore

If your tastes run a bit more to the deep, dark and mysterious we have underwater cave dives that will beckon you mysteriously and shipwrecks that will stir the sense of adventure and imagination in your soul. And all of this immersed in Fiji’s ocean's that are clear, clean and warm to boot. To equate with the second line in Elizabeth Browning’s classic poem, “How many ways do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” We ask “How many hues of blue in an ocean can there be? Let me count the colors.” Maybe pushing poetic license a bit too far, but I quite like it.

When rippling serenely over our shallow, pristine, fine, white sand the ocean turns the lightest shade of aqua, so light in fact that you can only see any color at the base of one of the ripples. The water is so clear that it hardly appears to be there at all. And when moving steadily back and forth a bit farther from the beach, a current, in tune with the waves, creates an undertow that will gently suck at your feet as it laughingly plays with you with the hue turning a murkier shade of blue as it throws sand into the mix.

Take as Much Back with You as You Like… Picture Only Please

 But then to the gloriousness of water swaying and sweeping across shallow coral gardens, drop-offs and bommies; the aquamarine brilliance so crisp and fresh with that part of the ocean exposed as if through a looking glass. An underwater photographer’s dream. The startling clarity reveals the underwater world of these coral creatures. Pipefish, squid, sea stars, a myriad of colorful soft corals, butterfly fish, batfish and triggerfish reside here with the blue starfish, seemingly lifeless, adding yet another dimension of blue.

 Deeper yet with schools of barracuda, rainbow runners, walu, reef sharks and silvertip regular fly-bys. Turtles amble by decorously while giant schools of colorful parrotfish display their skills at synchronized swimming (they’re a sure thing at the next Olympics).

 Then on to the ‘deepest blue’ where the ocean floor is seemingly bottomless and unfathomable, holding unto itself mysteries and stories centuries old with the biodiversity changing dramatically to that of which we know little.