diving in taveuni island, fiji

Taveuni Island dive guide

Taveuni Island diving

Taveuni, one of the Fiji's most beautiful islands is also referred to as the "Garden Island". The island gets this name from it's abundance of plant life and also the beautiful underwater scenery. Departing From Taveuni you can dive the renowned Rainbow Reef and the Somosomo Strait, the latter being known as the "soft coral capital of the world".

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with the local dive center for safety, additional information, level required for each dive site and without being accompanied by a professional.
All the information provided is purely informative for our readers and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.

Visibility average:  15 – 40 metres (49 - 131 feet)
Possible to dive all year round

Taveuni's dive sites range in depth making it suitable for both beginners and advanced divers. The depths range from 45 to 125 feet (15 - 39 metres). Taveuni is mainly known for its magnificent soft corals and the abundant marine life. There's a tidal current providing favourable conditions for the formation of hard and soft coral. The waters are rich in nutrients and as a result there is plenty of pelagic life. You may encounter white tip reef sharks, nurse sharks, turtles, barracudas, manta rays, eels and loads of colourful reef fish just to name a few. Nudibranches are also abundant. For underwater photographers this is a great place to take good shots.

The Rainbow Reef, which is accessible from Taveuni, has wall dives, submerged reefs with huge bommies (coral pinnacles) and some dives with sandy bottoms. On the Rainbow Reef you can do several days of diving and still be stunned by the variety and beauty of the marine life you encounter. There's even a huge wall composed of soft almost luminescent white coral and through which tunnels run. There's plenty of hard and soft coral among which you will find big star corals, flower corals, soft white corals, fire and table corals. The marine creatures here are largely varied and include barracuda, parrot fish, eels, blue spotted sting rays, groups of sharks, giant wrasse and lot's of colourful small fish. There is much more to see, these are just but a few examples.
The Vuna Reef is also accessible from Taveuni.  Wall dives, caves, gullies, swim throughs and coral gardens characterize this reef. Soft and hard corals are abundant. The marine life is simply excellent and includes schools of pelagic, white tip sharks, turtles, batfish, garden eels and plenty of smaller colourful fish.    
This reef is a good dive location for divers of all levels. Beginners can have their checkout dives here as there is a place with a sandy bottom that slopes and goes from 6 - 20 metres (19 – 65 feet)

There are well established dive schools in Taveuni and they will organise your dive trips. They also offer dive courses at various levels. If you did not dive for some time you can refresh your skills.

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