Individuals and groups can book a NAI’A charter directly with our office in Fiji. Mike or Joeli will efficiently answer your questions and sort all your details.
Superb Diving That is Also Affordable
Experienced dive travellers know of Fiji's remarkable coral reef combination of diversity, abundance, endemism and wild vivid color. These elements, along with the cultural charisma of Fijian people - especially our crew - place NAI'A’s Fiji consistently in the top ranks of the planet's diving destinations. Dive travellers also know that live-aboard diving vessels are the most efficient and comfortable way to achieve the vastly higher quality and quantity of diving that makes the effort and cost of air travel worthwhile. Always, but especially now, our bank balances shape our travel decisions. So, I'd like to prove to you that aboard NAI'A you can have your cake and eat it too - superb diving that is also among the most affordable!
Travel Time and Baggage Fees
Fiji is a ten-hour nonstop flight from LA and less from other Pacific gateways. We collect you from the airport or nearby hotels for the 30 minute transfer to the harbour so there is no requirement to lug your heavy dive gear aboard a small airplane for a flight to a remote airstrip somewhere – and there are no extra transfer costs. None of the other world-class Indo-Pacific destinations can be reached non-stop and none are cheap to fly to. Travel time to parts of Indonesia or Papua New Guinea, for instance, can be several days each way.
Taxes and Extra Fees
Because some operations collect tax, park fees, fuel surcharge, and other items aboard the ship, you need to be careful when comparing the listed price of a charter. NAI'A's listed price includes all transfers and government taxes and we pay the Marine Park fee for you. When we have to collect a fuel surcharge (we are not charging one now) the amount is set three months prior to your trip and you are encouraged to pay it with your final payment. Once aboard NAI'A you pay only for optional items such as Nitrox, alcohol (although we serve complimentary drinks with dinner) rental equipment and a crew tip if you choose.
On many boats a "seven-day" charter includes seven nights but only five full dive days plus one dive on the sixth day (and you are asked to go ashore for dinner on the final night). By contrast, a NAI’A seven-day charter has seven nights and six full dive days plus a dive on the first afternoon aboard. Our 10-day trips schedule nine dive days plus the first afternoon dive. A much more accurate assessment of the value of a trip is to consider the cost per dive day.
The point is: check carefully what must be paid for on-board and how many dive days a charter lasts. Compare apples with apples!
Charter application, liability agreements, credit card authorization forms, travel and rendezvous information and contact details for NAI’A Fiji scuba diving.
Individual scuba divers, groups and travel agents can use NAI’A’s automated booking system to reserve cabins for Fiji diving or Tonga humpback whale swimming expeditions.
There are no hidden costs for a NAI’A expedition to scuba dive in Fiji or swim with humpback whales in Tonga and virtually everything is included in the charter price.
See what recent NAI’A passengers, famous filmmakers and scientists have to say about their NAI’A scuba diving expedition in Fiji or whale swimming in Tonga.
Special rates for full and half-boat charters booked directly through the NAI’A Fiji office or with dive travel wholesalers and travel agents.
Travel agent and wholesaler access to password protected NAI’A Fiji booking details for upcoming Fiji scuba diving and Tonga whale swimming expeditions.
Contact details for NAI’A Fiji liveaboard scuba diving including email, phone, fax and mailing address.
“After 60 years of diving all over the world, Fiji still surprises and intrigues me. Fiji is a destination uniquely safe and easy to reach yet it is the colour of our dreams.”
~ Stan Waterman, pioneering diver and filmmaker