Top 5 dive destinations in Fiji

Fiji’s warm tropical waters are teeming with marine life - dolphins, sea turtles, eels, sea snakes, coral and a colorful array of exotic fish to name a few. Known as the “Soft Coral Capital of the World” and home to the “Great Astrolabe Reef”, Fiji boats a network of brilliant coral reefs surrounds by 333 islands and atolls. With around 1000 species of fish and 4000 square miles of coral, Fiji offers an unparalleled marine biodiversity and an incredible diving experience.

We have compiled a list of our five favorite destinations to experience the wonders that lie beneath Fiji's azure waters.

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Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort

Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort boasts some of the best diving in the South Pacific and overlooks the pristine waters of Savusavu Bay on Vanua Leve. The renowned Jean-Michel Cousteau Dive Center is a full-service facility offering a wide range of once-in-a-lifetime dive experiences. A 5-star PADI dive center with professional dive masters and instructors and everything you will need for your diving adventures.

Laucala Island

Laucala’s Dive Center offers PADI-accredited diving courses, from open water to advanced courses, night dives, underwater photography, shore diving, dive master training and wreck diving. Laucala Island is the perfect island escape for those who seek the total luxury of privacy and space. Snorkelers don’t have to go far to experience the marine treasures of the South Pacific, with Laucala’s shallow lagoons crowned with colorful reefs and tropical fish.

Nukubati Island

Nukubati is situated just one kilometer off the north coast of Vanua Levu amid crystalline coral reefs in Fiji’s beautiful, remote and unspoiled ‘north.’ Nearby is Fiji’s best scuba diving on the Great Sea Reef, reputed to be the third largest barrier reef in the world. Nukubati Private Island is the only resort in all Fiji with access to this vast underwater treasure, where manta rays, dolphins, turtles, whales and innumerable fish species parade around the corals.

Royal Davui Island Resort

Royal Davui Island Resort is located in the center of Beqa Lagoon which has become famous across the globe for offering divers a wide variety of dive sites and marine life within the one Lagoon. Catering for everyone, from beginners to pros, Royal Davui offers introductory, refresher and advanced courses all conducted by a qualified PADI instructor. Explore the pristine reef straight off the shore, soft coral caves, ship wrecks, deep dives, night dives and for the brave why not try the Big Fish Encounter where you can dive with sharks.

Taveuni Palms

The island of Taveuni is a paradise for scuba divers and is renowned for the famous Rainbow Reef and Great White Wall. Taveuni Island’s diving sites are each uniquely characterized by the many variations of sea life, tropical fish of every size, shape, pattern and color and of course the beautiful varieties of soft and hard corals. The waterways around Taveuni are some of the most beautiful in the world - it is not uncommon to see pods of dolphins, whales and other marine life such as turtles.

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