Fiji consists of some 300 islands and is located 1,750 miles north east of Sydney, Australia. English is the official language, but most locals speak Fijian or Hindi. The Fijian dollar is the official currency and most resorts accept credit cards. Fiji’s main island is Viti Levu, but it also has a second large island Vanua Levu. Although most accommodation is found on the two main islands, many of the islands have resorts, providing a wealth of choice of where to stay.
Fiji is a true tropical island paradise, with golden sandy beaches, fringing reefs and lagoons, and a back drop of tropical palm trees and green vegetation. The natural splendors of the islands provide for all aquatic entertainments, and for shore based attractions you can try Kava drinking, visit the Orchid Island Cultural Center, or Thurston Botanical Gardens, or the Largest Hindi temple in the southern hemisphere, or see a fire walking display.
Fiji is considered the soft coral capital of the world and provides bountiful options for the visiting diver. We have considered Fiji diving in the below separate regions.
Getting to Fiji
Despite its remote location, Fiji is a hassle-free destination to travel to. With Nadi International Airport on Vitu Levu serving as the main hub for international flights, visitors can travel direct from countries such as Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, Korea and China. Luckily for many tourists, entering the country is also hassle-free with a visitor visa being granted on arrival.
Fiji also has a number of domestic airports throughout the various islands which divers tend to make use of after landing on Vitu Levu. Many liveaboard companies and resorts are willing to arrange transportation from these local airports to your final diving destination.
Where to Stay in Fiji
Shore-based dive resorts, mainstream hotels and villas and liveaboards are all options when planning a visit to Fiji. Accommodation is offered right in the centre of all the diving action in various locations as well as in more secluded areas where a quick boat ride will be required to access the reefs. Day trips and exciting shark dives can also be arranged through dive shops in various locations. If opting for a liveaboard experience, ensure that the itinerary includes a shark-feeding experience in Vitu Levu.
Scuba Diving in Fiji?
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