Where we are diving
The Vatu-I-Ra Passage, also known as Bligh Waters is a marine protected area famous for its abundance and diversity of marine life—which is arguably the best diving in Fiji. With very little pollution and few boats, you’ll be able to see an array of marine life including anemones, fish, turtles, colorful soft coral, and reef sharks. You might even see some rare macro creatures, like the ornate ghost pipefish.
We will be diving with Ra Divers, the in-house dive center at Volivoli Beach Resort. The modern dive facility is the most advanced in the South Pacific, in terms of the building, structure, and equipment. All of their dive boats are brand new and purpose-built. The crew has many years of local experience ensuring we’ll dive superb sites. Most of the best sites are no more than a 20-minute boat ride.
Trips like this sell out fast! Registration closes September 30, 2022
Frank Wells. Independent Instructor Certifier
Frank has been diving since the 60s with dive experiences across the world. Certified as an instructor in 1975, he has the distinction of being a Course Director Emeritus with NAUI, an Instructor for the elite SSI Platinum Pro 5000, an SSI Instructor Certifier, and a level 10 diver. His knowledge, demeanor, and expertise make him an excellent instructor and a great dive buddy.
Top reasons you should travel with us to Fiji!
1. Indo Pacific diving. More fish, more color, and unspoiled coral reefs.
2. Short flight by Indo Pacific standards. (9-10 hour flight from California)
3. Beautiful beaches.
4. Fijians are the friendliest people in the world.
5. Culture. Your respect for their customs and traditions will make you a welcome guest in their villages and homes.
6. The only sound you’ll hear in the morning is the birds singing, the ocean lapping the shore, and the quiet hum of the dive boat coming to the reef. It’s very quiet and relaxing.
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 path for many travelers, most people agree that the journey is well worth the effort.
The resort is nestled amongst lush rainforest, thundering waterfalls, history-filled caves, sugarcane fields, abundant agriculture, thriving mangroves, and some of the earth’s healthiest coral reefs.
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 beach BBQ, and a traditional Meke performance. With a wide range of water sports, entertainment, and culture, you’ll have no trouble finding something to do.
about the accommodations from the resort website.
- Ocean View Double Diver: $3070
- Ocean View Double Non-Diver: $2550
- Ocean View Single Diver: $3880
- Ocean View Single Non-Diver: $3210
- Deluxe Ocean View Double Diver: $3190
- Deluxe Ocean View Double Non-Diver: $2670
- Deluxe Ocean View Single Diver: $4150
- Deluxe Ocean View Single Diver: $3490
- Premium Ocean View Double Diver: $3310
- Premium Ocean View Double Non-Diver: $2790
- Premium Ocean View Single Diver: $4430
- Premium Ocean View Single Non-Diver: $3760
Deposit and payments
- $500 deposit due at sign up
- $1,000 due August 19, 2022
- Full Payment due October 14, 2022
- Prices are based upon double occupancy
- All payments are non-refundable
- Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control
- Perfect Buoyancy
- Underwater Photography
- Deep Diving
- Accommodations at Volivoli Beach Resort
- 3 days of 2 tank boat diving
- 2 days of 3 tank boat diving
- Full meal plan – 3 meals daily with juice, milk, rainwater, coffee, and tea at breakfast
- Roundtrip Nadi airport/resort transfers
- Transit pass to the Essence of Fiji Rejuvenation Centre upon arrival
- Welcome drink on arrival
- Beach BBQ
- Traditional Meke performance
- Hosted group event on last night
- Free use of kayaks and participation in a variety of complimentary resort activities
- Resort and Government taxes
- Tanks, weights, and dive guide
- Unlimited shore diving on dive days
What’s not included
- Airfare, Diventures will assist
- Beverages not listed including
- Wifi: $50
- Dive insurance (required)
- Travel insurance (recommended)
- Scuba Pro Hydro BC
- Sealife camera
- Atomic Venom dive mask
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.”
Know Before You Go
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.
The current in Fiji is 240 volts AC 50Hz with three-pin power points – the same as in Australia and New Zealand. You will need to bring adapters with you
Please ensure your passport is valid for at least 6 months after your return to your country of origin.
ANZ operates a 24-hour service at Nadi International Airport’s Arrival Concourse.
Suggested you exchange currency with your bank prior to departure, however, you can exchange your money at the airport upon arrival.
Most hotels have direct dialing facilities. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
The Fijian dollar has standard decimal denominations between 1.5 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.