12/28/2020 - 01/04/2021

Fiji

Exotic location and amazing diving

Where we are diving

A favorite destination of Trip Leader Megan Oswald, and arguably one of the best locations in Fiji for a diving vacation, the reefs in the surrounding Bligh Waters are some of the healthiest in the world. With very little pollution and few boats, so you’ll be able to see an array of marine life including anemone, fish, turtles, colorful soft coral, and reef sharks. Even rare macro creatures, like the ornate ghost pipefish. The crew has many years of local experience ensuring we’ll dive superb sites for a truly unique experience. Most of the best sites are no more than a 20-minute boat ride.

Trips like this sell out fast!
Registration closes on October 1, 2020.

Resort Details

Where we are staying

Voli Voli Beach Resort is located on the northernmost tip of Viti Levu, Fiji’s main island. You will enjoy a two-hour scenic bus ride from Nadi Airport to the resort. Viti Levu is believed to be the oldest of Fiji’s islands, and while the north of the island is a little off the beaten track for many travelers, most people agree that the journey is well worth the effort. Dine on inspired local cuisine in their two restaurants enjoy a cocktail at one of the three bars or regenerate in their restorative spa. The resort offers complimentary use of kayaks, a foot soak ritual upon arrival, a traditional Meke performance and other activities. With a wide range of water sports, entertainment and culture, you’ll have no trouble finding something to do.

Learn more about the accommodations from the resort website.

Trip Details

Price

  • $2,790 per diver
  • Room upgrades available
  • Group airfare pricing available January 2020

Deposit and payments

  • $500 deposit due upon sign up
  • $500 due April 1, 2020
  • $1,000 due August 1, 2020
  • Full payment due October 1, 2020

Other info

  • Non-diver: $2,030
  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

What’s included

  • 7 nights of accommodations
  • 12 boat dives
  • Unlimited shore diving
  • Round trip transfers
  • All meals

What’s not included

Recommended courses

  • Waves, Tides, and Currents
  • Underwater Photography
  • Fish ID

Recommended equipment

  • Fish ID card or book
  • Underwater slate
  • Olympus Tough TG-4 underwater camera

What prior travelers say

Fiji is a favorite destination of mine. The people are welcoming, you feel as if you are family, making it hard to go home. The resort is surrounded by lush greenery and flowers, has an excellent sunset each evening, the rooms are spacious and comfortable, and the staff creates a relaxing atmosphere. North Fiji diving is one of the top destinations in the world with some of the most colorful soft corals anywhere, large pelagics, small interesting critters, and tons of life on every dive site. I cannot wait to go back for my third trip! Hope you will join me.”

– Megan O.

Important Details

Know before you go

Temperature
The dive season in Fiji is year-round. Between July and December, the water is at its clearest (approx. 70-130 feet), however, this period is when the water is coolest averaging around 80-83. Highly suggested to bring a 3mm wetsuit with you, 5mm if you get cold easily. 

Electricity
The current in Fiji is 240 volts, AC 50Hz, with three-pin power points. You will need to bring an adapter. 

Passports
Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your return to your country of origin. 

Banking
ANZ operates a 24-hour service at Nadi International Airport’s Arrival Concourse. It’s suggested you exchange currency with your bank prior to departure, however you can exchange your money at the airport upon arrival. 

Communications
For inbound calls, the international IDD country code for Fiji is 679 and there are no area codes. Outbound international calls from Fiji use a dial-out code of 05 followed by the country code and telephone number for the number being dialed. Mobile customers are advised to check with their network operators for their roaming status before traveling, as roaming capability must be ‘turned on’ in your home country You can also pay to use the wifi offered at the resort for messaging, facetime, skype, and Facebook. Make sure to keep your phone in airplane mode and turn on the wifi so you avoid any roaming charges. 

Fijian Culture
The Fijians are pretty easy-going, but if you are invited into a village, wear modest clothing and take off your hat (wearing one is an insult to the chief) when in the village. Leave your shoes outside the door when entering a home and keep in mind that it’s also insulting to touch someone’s head – which can be tempting when you are surrounded by wide-eyed, smiling children. Be prepared to shake hands and answer personal questions like, where are you from, are you married, how many children do you have… and so on. Fijians are the friendliest people in the world. Your respect for their customs and traditions will make you a welcome guest in their villages and homes. 

Credit Cards
International cards are welcomed by most hotels, restaurants, shops, car rental companies and tour operators. American Express is sometimes not accepted due to high fees. 

Fiji Religion
A multi-racial, multi-cultural nation, the population of Fiji is made up of significant numbers of followers of all major religions. Visitors will find Christian churches, mosques, and Sikh and Hindu temples throughout the country. 

Dress
Casual for both night and day. Pack t-shirts, shorts, light cotton dresses and swimwear. Jeans will be too hot and uncomfortable. For cooler evenings or for out on the water, a jacket is a good idea. Sunscreens and hats are a must. 

Tipping
While tipping is usually not customary in Fiji, we do suggest contributing to their “Christmas fund” Box. Instead of tipping weekly the company gives all the staff a Christmas bonus. 

Currency
The Fijian dollar has standard decimal denominations between $1.50 and $50. Anything below $2 is a coin and $2 and above is a note. There is no limit to the amount of money to be brought in and visitors are allowed to take out currency up to the amount imported.  

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