Since 1993 we’ve explored the best dive sites in Fiji including the barrier reefs near Vatu-i-ra in Bligh Water and at Namena, Wakaya, and Gau in the Koro Sea.
Why does Fiji have the World's Best Diving?
The NAI’A itinerary appeals to both experienced and beginning divers. Until NAI’A opened up flourishing new areas, few people had ever experienced the untamed diving Fiji has to offer. Rob and the NAI'A crew have explored all corners of the country diving on nearly every promising reef or passage. The standard itinerary encompasses the absolute pick of that crop. And the daily schedule is carefully designed to provide maximum quality time underwater.
Here are 9 reasons why Fiji's diving is so magnificent...
- Fiji is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, far from the major continents and their pollution and overpopulation.
- Fiji anchors one corner of the Coral Triangle. It is the last big reef structure for species hopping east from Indonesia.
- Fiji is the first major reef structure encountered by species driven by trade winds and currents from the east.
- Fiji’s reefs are diverse and distributed around and between more than 300 islands ranging from atolls to cloud forests.
- Fiji’s water temperature is in the perfect range for varied and rapid coral growth which equals good fish populations.
- Fiji, particularly central Fiji, has just the right balance of rain and runoff to provide nutrients to coral and fish. And the upwelling caused by the deep current that surges through the Vatu-i-ra channel brings nutrients up from the deep.
- Fiji’s barriers reefs protect the reefs in central Fiji from damaging waves and provide seed reefs and plenty of new recruits no matter which way the current is running.
- Scientists have established that the Lomaiviti area contains “globally significant habitats, species and natural processes” and supports some of the highest fish abundance and biomass in the Indo-Pacific.
- Central Fiji has displayed exceptional resilience to and recovery from coral bleaching.
NAI’A reefs have healthy populations of white-tip, hammerhead and grey reef sharks plus schooling trevally, barracuda, manta rays and other pelagics.
Experienced dive travellers know that liveaboard scuba diving aboard NAI’A in Fiji is the simplest, most efficient and affordable way to enjoy world-class diving.
Fiji weather and water temperature graphs and tables derived from accurate recordings since 1996
“Fiji is a hot spot of biodiversity. We’re here for the rich colorful soft coral reefs as well as the unusual stuff - the strange little creatures and endemic fishes.”
~ Dr. Tim Laman, biologist and National Geographic Photojournalist