Monday, 14 May 2018

Fiji - Diving with the Bulls

Friday, 27 April 2018

Diving In The Land Of ‘BULA’: The South Pacific’s Fiji Islands

As the plane begins the descent into Nadi (Nan-dee), Fiji, passengers eagerly press their faces closer to the windows. Glistening below is the multicolored turquoise water of the Pacific, a scene that is beautiful to behold from an aerial view, but for divers holds a special allure. Upon arriving, guests are met with a chorus of “bula, bula” (Fijian for hello) from a crowd of friendly, smiling Fijian faces. For many of these travelers, this will be the trip of a lifetime when they experience the gracious people, the romantic palm-studded beaches, and especially the world-class diving.

Volcanic Origins

Fiji, northeast of Australia and southwest of Hawaii, is made up of 330 islands, of which only about 100 are inhabited. The largest of the islands are Viti Levu (vee-tee lay-vu), which is home to the capital city of Suva, and to the north, Vanua Levu Island (van-ou-a lay-vu). Eighty percent of the population lives on these two islands, which make up 87 percent of Fiji’s landmass. The highest point is Tomanivi (toh-man-e-vee) at 4,369 feet (1,324 m), the tip of a long-extinct volcano. All the islands are the remains of volcanic activity. Most of the largest lagoons, such as Beqa (bang-guh) lagoon in the southern islands, are the remains of volcanoes that have long since collapsed.
Since there was no written language before the Europeans arrived, the early history of Fiji is sketchy. It is accepted that the first inhabitants were the Lapita, who came to the islands around 1500 B.C.; they were named for an area in New Caledonia from where it is believed they originated. The islands were visited and partially inhabited by the Tongans and Samoans, who left behind many of their traditions that are still practiced today.
The Fijians are some of the warmest and most gracious people in the world, but it has not always been that way. At one time, they were cannibals. One historical account states that when Captain Bligh was thrown off the Bounty, he made his way between Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, but he chose not to land because of the reputation of the fierce warriors who inhabited the islands. The practice of cannibalism began to change in the 1830s when Christian missionaries arrived, and by 1874 Fiji became a British crown colony. In 1970 Fiji gained independence from British rule.
Elections in 1987 created a coalition of mainly Indian descendants, and this arrangement was a major source of unrest for the native Fijians. In the early 1990s, a coup headed by a Fijian military officer of Melanesian descent set the stage for free elections held in 1992. Fiji now has one of the only governments in the world primarily run by its endemic people in which the “Greater Council of High Chiefs” remains very influential in the politics of the country.
The Fijian economy is one of the most developed economies throughout the islands of the South Pacific. About one-third of all national industry consists of sugar cane processing. It is not unusual to see high stacks of sugar cane being transported to the processing plants on small-rail trains. Other exports include gold, clothing, timber and processed fish, and one of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy involves the growing popularity of tourism.

Fijian Traditions

Perhaps one of the most time-honored traditions is the kava ceremony. Kava comes from the roots of a plant in the pepper family. Dried roots are pounded into a powdered form and mixed with water.
Participants in the kava ceremony sit in a circle on the floor with their Fijian hosts. A small bowl is filled with kava from the larger ceremonial bowl and is then passed to the first guest by the cup bearer. The bowl is refilled for each participant when it is his or her turn to drink. There is an established ritual around the kava ceremony that includes clapping of the hands three times after emptying the bowl and making a “yucky face” to indicate how yummy the concoction tastes. Even though it looks like muddy water and has a bitter taste, kava is said to have a calming effect.
Travelers can also share in the tradition of storytelling. To preserve their heritage, each generation passes their history to the next generation through the art of storytelling, known as the Talanoa (tal-uh-no-uh), and the stories were often shared during the traditional kava ceremony. Another popular form of storytelling is known as Meke (meck-ee), which includes dances created by the Fijian natives that were also used to carry their history down through the ages. The Meke, frequently used to entertain visitors to the islands, is performed in native costumes and provides a most enjoyable show.

Fiji - photo by Ruth & Barry Guimbellot

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Fiji diving highlights

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

Fiji Diving is Hot Right Now!



Diving, like most things in life is cyclical and right now Fiji is definitely the hot spot. So if you have been curious about diving in Fiji, STV has some outstanding dive deals swiftly flying off the shelves.


Known
for its luxurious private-islands, all-inclusive resorts, top spas,
culinary destinations and outdoor adventures, Fiji is most widely
celebrated for its culture and welcoming embrace.
However, Fiji is also known for some of the most amazing diving

you
can imagine. Bligh Waters, Rainbow Reef, and Beqa Lagoon
 for starters.
Check out just a few of the spectacular dive specials listed below.

If the specials below don't captivate you, trust that we have many more to choose from that will definitely meet your criteria.   
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Best Fiji Island Dive Package Deals




GARDEN ISLAND RESORT - TAVEUNI


Only $1835 pp  
Travel dates: Apr 1 - 2018, - Mar 31, 2019.
Book by: Apr 30, 2018   

Award-winning Garden Island Resort is known for
its excellent
diving, professional and friendly dive operation, ocean front rooms
with excellent views, wonderful staff and gorgeous lush tropical
surroundings. 
 
Dive Package Includes: 7
nights Ocean View accommodations, taxes, round trip airport transfers,
all meals, 5 days of 2 tank boat dives and unlimited shore diving
 




PARADISE TAVEUNI RESORT - TAVEUNI


Only $1663 pp  
Travel dates: Apr 1 - Jun 30, 2018.
Book by: Apr 30, 2018   

At this luxurious, recently rebuilt resort on Taveuni, the
third-largest island in the Fijian chain, guests get a variety of
"on-demand" adventures. Choose from diving at the full-service dive
shop; saddling up for horseback riding; hiking in the nearby
rainforest; jet skiing on the crystal clear ocean; or taking a guided
trek to refreshing waterfalls.  
 
Dive Package Includes: 7 nights AC Ocean View accommodations, taxes, round trip airport transfers, all meals, 5 days of 2 tank boat dives, free WiFi and welcome foot rub on arrival.  




TAVEUNI DIVE RESORT - TAVEUNI


Only $1850 pp  
Travel dates: Apr 1 - Dec 31, 2018.
Book by: Apr 30, 2018   

The first sustainable resort on Taveuni, Taveuni Dive Resort
provides guest accommodations, dining, scuba diving, and tourism
activities to chartered dive groups, small groups of scuba divers, and
other tourists attracted to the locale. They have the shortest commute
to Rainbow Reef on Taveuni. 
 
Dive Package Includes: 7 nights Ocean View accommodations, taxes, round trip airport transfers, all meals, and 5 days of 2 tank boat dives.  




VOLIVOLI BEACH RESORT - VITI LEVU


Only $1725 pp  
Travel dates: Jun 9 - 16, Jul 28 - Aug 4, Dec 8 - 15, 2018, Jan 19 - 26, Feb 16 - 23, 2019. 
Book by: Apr 30, 2018   

Volivoli Beach is located on the northernmost tip of Viti Levu,
Fiji's main island. Just two hours scenic drive from Nadi
International Airport. The reefs 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.
 
Dive Package Includes: 7
nights Ocean View accommodations, taxes, round trip airport transfers,
all meals, 6 days of 2 tank boat dives, and complimentary foot ritual
massage.




WAIDROKA BAY RESORT - VITI LEVU


Only $1745 pp  
Travel dates: Apr 1, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019  
Book by: Apr 30, 2018   

The perfect combination of pure relaxation and exhilarating action,
Waidroka Bay Resort offers world class Diving at the famous Bega
Lagoon & Reef, as well as the world famous Beqa Shark Dives,
Mind-blowing Surfing, Game- & Sport Fishing, Snorkeling, Kayaking,
Rainforest-Trekking and all that is expected of a Fijian oceanfront
adventurer paradise.
 
Dive Package Includes: 7
nights Panoramic Ocean View accommodations, taxes, round trip airport
transfers, all meals, 5 days of 3 tank boat dives including the Famous
Shark Dive, 10% discount on all land adventures, welcome drink and Kava
ceremony.
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Friday, 30 March 2018

The Fiji Islands: ‘crossroads Of The South Pacific’

“Bula! Bula!” exclaimed a group of eager young girls wrapped in bright smiles and sulus (Fijian sarongs) and adorned with a single frangipani flower behind their ear. “Welcome to Fiji” they chimed as one and offered up leis of red hibiscus flowers as we stood barefoot on the sand of a small island in the South Pacific. Feeling like we had just stepped into a James Michener tale, it seemed that Fiji’s reputation for friendliness was well-deserved. Now all that remained to be seen was whether the undersea realm could live up to its claim of being “the soft coral capital of the Pacific.”

Crossroads of the South Pacific

The Fijian nation is composed of more than 330 islands and thousands of islets strewn across the dreamy Southwestern Pacific. Straddling the international dateline (180th meridian), Fiji is surrounded by excellent company, being roughly centered between the island groups of Tonga, Vanuatu, Samoa and New Caledonia.
Most of Fiji’s island groups are of volcanic origin combined with raised coral limestone and virtually all are at least partially surrounded by fringing or barrier reef. These islands amazingly offer more than 6,900 square miles (17,250 sq km) of rare tropical island beauty for the ardent explorer. For comparison, this landmass is greater than all of Polynesia combined.
The two largest islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, sit to the south and north, respectively, and make up 87 percent of the total landmass. These islands have high central mountains rising more than 4,000 feet (1,211 m), deep tropical valleys, rushing rivers and palm-lined shores.
The smaller islands to the west of Viti Levu are the lower-lying Mamanutha and Yasawa groups that have consistently drier weather than the east. South of Viti Levu, the islands tend to be a bit lusher, including Beqa and Kadavu islands. East of Viti Levu lie the beautiful Lomaiviti and Lau groups, while east of Vanua Levu are found verdant Taveuni and more.
In general, the southeastern portions of the mountainous islands are the greenest and wettest and the northeast is drier and more cloud-free. Thanks to this variety, Fiji is home to more than 3,000 species of plants and 70 species of land birds — almost a third of them endemic.
Unusually situated, Fiji is blessed with a warm, tropical climate without extremes of heat or cold. It can get very mild in the dry season of winter (May to October), while November to April is the summer rainy season when it warms up a bit on both land and sea. Regardless of the season, breezes are ever-present and the conditions vary considerably on different coasts and different islands. Remember, this is the tropics and downpours, as well as sunshine, will occur regardless of season and schedule, so bring a light rain jacket and enjoy whatever happens.

A Blend of Ancient Cultures within the “Cannibal Isles”

The first people to inhabit Viti — the name that became Fiji — were probably those who would become known as Polynesians as early as 1700 B.C. About a thousand years later there are signs that the Melanesians arrived and it was the mingling of these two peoples that gave rise to the modern day Fijians. These early islanders lived by a Polynesian style hierarchy with a tribal turanga or chief and were known as fierce warriors. These warriors sometimes practiced seemingly extreme measures, such as cannibalism, which had an understandably intimidating effect on their foes. At the same time, the Fijians cultivated one of the most artistic and skilled cultures in the South Pacific — even crafting huge 100-foot (30-m) double-hulled oceangoing canoes.
The perilous nature of the reefs and the warlike reputation of the Fijians kept outside influences to a minimum until 1804. It was then that an unlikely visitor in the form of a shipwrecked American sailor brought back word that Vanua Levu was rich with sandalwood growth. Considering that $20,000 worth of sandalwood could be bartered from the Fijians for a few trinkets — it wasn’t long before something akin to a gold rush occurred in the islands until the sandalwood was depleted.
During the 19th century, the relationship between Europeans, Americans, Australians, prominent Tongans and various Fijian rulers, all made for tenuous politics and power struggles. At the same time, this eclectic mix formed marriages and partnerships as often as it created conflicts — adding to the complicated heritage of the Fijian people.
In 1874, Fiji became a British colony and soon afterward thousands of East Indians arrived to work on plantations under a system of indenture. The system was abolished in 1919, but most Indians chose to remain in Fiji and have become almost 50 percent of the population.
Since her independence from Britain in 1970, Fiji has had a few political hiccoughs, but has continued to become an ever more welcoming gateway to the South Pacific for both sailors and world travelers.

Dive and Go to Heaven

Fiji offers truly diverse tropical Pacific diving of such variety that it defies a nutshell description. Topography differs dramatically between sites, as do water conditions and marine life. There are spectacular areas where the currents are reliably gung-ho and the guides’ advice should be given due credence. Not far away there might be equally remarkable sites in “bathtublike” conditions — you will find it all in Fiji.
After your initial landing in Nadi on Viti Levu, the options spread out in every direction. Virtually any coast in Fiji offers something interesting beneath the waves, but most often the visiting diver will probably be looking at areas that might include the Mamanuccas, Rakiraki, Beqa Lagoon, Kadavu, Lomaitivi group, Savu Savu or Taveuni and its neighboring islands. Although several of these locations may require an additional short flight, most diving regions involve a similar amount of travel time to reach.
Renowned Rakiraki and Beqa (ben-ga) Lagoon are each about a three-hour transfer from the airport. Beqa Lagoon has one of the world’s largest barrier reefs and divers come from around the world to photograph little critters within the lagoons’ protected waters. On the outer reef, visibility is beautiful and even schools of pilot whales have been encountered.
Eastern Viti Levu is the gateway to Lomaiviti group. A short flight or drive north of Suva will get you to the exclusive Wakaya or engaging Naigani islands with their own combinations of walls and what we call “cylinder” bommies. These bommies rise from the sea floor with almost vertical walls, but are small enough to spiral for an entire dive. As you work your way gradually shallower, you are confronted by shifting layers of bio-diversity so dense that one feels compelled to start all over again and see what you missed the first time around.
Going just slightly farther afield means taking an extra flight of 20-75 minutes and possibly throwing in a short boat ride. Kadavu Island, which lies due south of Beqa, is a pretty big island, but is traditionally Fijian in nature and seriously laid back…that is until you dive underwater. Resorts are small here, but cater to personalized diving on world-famous Astrolabe reef as well as the incredible array closer to the island.
A short flight northeast of Viti Levu will bring the traveler to the charming small waterfront town of Savu Savu. There is plenty of diving right there, but a beautiful ride up the east coast will uncover a number of fantastic dive resorts ensconced in greenery. Here several operators explore protected sites along the amazing shoreline and weather permitting, make longer runs to more remote but rewarding sites.
The third largest island in Fiji is Taveuni with its stunning rain forests and waterfalls. Small dive operations are strung along the coast and cater to every type of diver and schedule. The focus of the diving on Taveuni is the swift flowing currents of Somo Somo Straits and the famed “Rainbow Reef.” Dives like “The Great White Wall” and many others have understandably taken on legendary status among traveling divers and this area continues to enchant and amaze first-timers.
A 20-minute boat ride off Taveuni’s northeast shore are the smaller islands of Matagi and Qamea, offering a range of diving that also deserves attention. In addition to access to the northern Somo Somo Straits, they have sites that spread far to the north. One of our favorites was the delectable “Yellow Wall” that is carpeted in soft coral as far as the eye can see in every direction.
For the dedicated dive fan, a live-aboard is often a great option in Fiji. There are several live-aboard itineraries to choose from. In addition, you will surely get to some sites rarely visited by land-based operators. A great example are sites called “High-8” and “E-6,” which are actually a huge region of wall that rises up in the center of the Vatu-I-Ra Passage. These are the kinds of dives that are quickly placed on any diver’s list of all-time most spectacular.

Becoming A Little Bit Fijian

By now it should be obvious that Fiji is a spectacularly beautiful destination that begs to be explored. There are countless stunning drives and hikes to be done and on the larger islands, rivers, rain forests and waterfalls are found aplenty. Rafting, seaplane journeys, sea kayak treks, beachcombing and some of the finest surfing in the world are all readily arranged. Even the handicrafts and artwork are unquestionably worth seeking out and making space for in your overstuffed luggage. But by the end of your visit there is really only one essential thing to accomplish — and that is to get to know the Fijians themselves.
If you talk to anyone who has ever visited Fiji, they will invariably describe the rare pleasure of meeting the people. Before you arrive, learn a few traditional words — for instance: Bula! (Hello!) and vanaka vaka levu (thank you very much). Fijians all speak reasonable English, but armed with just these two phrases, you will win over most of the population and receive friendly smiles.
The vast majority of the native population still lives in small villages and the Fijians are wonderfully open about sharing their culture. If you arrange to visit a village, you will be graciously welcomed and may get the opportunity to see traditional crafts in process or sample delicious fare cooked in a lovo (traditional cooking pit covered in banana leaves) or even attend a meke dance (traditional Fijian legends). For some reason, almost all Fijians have exceptional voices and never need an excuse to share a bowl of kava and play some music. Make yourself comfortable around one of these gatherings and you will surely be invited to participate in a kava ceremony. Just try to follow the other participants’ gestures and claps, and you will quickly become the guest of honor. For the more timid, request a “low tide” and you will be blessed with a small bowl — for the more bold, “high tide” will get you approving smiles and laughter all around if you swallow it all without grimacing. As you enjoy the slight numbness that will start to creep into your lips, revel in the fact that you have become a little more a part of this special place…and it has become a part of you.
When it comes time to leave Fiji, regardless of where you have chosen to stay, you may well receive a send-off unlike any you have known. Even as bags are made ready, a guitar will begin to strum while falsetto voices begin to swell. New friends will materialize out of nowhere to bid farewell by way of a song called Isa-lei. It is a song in Fijian that speaks to that wonderful truth — it says that after a visit to Fiji, the islands become a part of you and will draw you back again some day.
No matter how staunch an individual you might be, those heartfelt pacific voices will echo inside you long after the plane has left the ground. And like us, surely you are bound to return some day.

A Fijian Alternative

There are literally dozens of alternatives in choosing accommodations that cater to divers around the Fiji Islands, including every conceivable price range. Western-style lodging is certainly available, if that is preferred, but there are also numerous resorts offering variations on a traditional Fijian style bure. These are beautifully furnished huts or cottages that might include thatched roofs, wonderful natural woods and a dreamy island ambience that perfectly suits the South Pacific environment.
Story and photos by Tanya Burnett and Kevin Palmer

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Aqua Trek Beqa - Shark Diving Fiji on Vimeo

8 Species of Shark 1 dive!



Aqua Trek Beqa - Shark Diving Fiji from HD Expeditions Fiji on Vimeo.

Aqua Trek Beqa - Shark Diving Fiji on Vimeo: "8 Species of Shark 1 dive!"


Fiji: Diving’s Red Hot Chili Pepper on Vimeo

Fiji's diving offers something of everything - from Schooling Hammerhead Sharks, Mantas, Pygmy Seahorses, undiscovered species & spectacular Soft Coral laden reefs.

Filmed & edited by Sam Campbell from HD Expeditions Fiji.









Fiji: Diving's Red Hot Chili Pepper from HD Expeditions Fiji on Vimeo.



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Friday, 23 March 2018

MIT’s soft robotic fish is studying real ones in Fiji

1SoFi swimming close-up

MIT CSAIL just revealed footage of SoFi, the lab’s robotic fish, which looks right at home swimming amongst the coral reefs of Fiji. The project is an attempt to create an autonomous underwater vehicle that looks as close to a real fish as possible, in hopes of studying marine life without disturbing them in the process.
The system is built around a soft robotic muscle, designed to operate similarly to a real-life fish tail. “We developed a system that takes silicone elastomer and placed hollow cavities in such a way that can equally distribute pressure on the skin of the body,” the study’s lead author Robert Katzschmann told TechCrunch. “We have two balloon chambers and flow water back and forth. That change in pressure causes the tail to undulate back and forth.”
It’s a principle that works similarly to existing soft robotics, many of which utilize shifting pneumatics to create motion in their joints. Here, it allows for the fish to be in constant motion, emitting less sound as it travels through the water.
The team did, however, use sound in other ways. A diver, equipped with a waterproofed Super Nintendo employed a custom acoustic system to help guide SoFi from afar.
“One challenge is that radio signals are absorbed really quickly in water, so something like WiFi or Bluetooth would only work within a few feet,” explained grad student, Joseph DelPreto. “Sound travels really well underwater, so we used that instead. The remote control sends out sounds that are too high-pitched for humans to hear, but the robot can decode them. Using this, we can send high-level commands to the robot.”
For now, the system is a cool video, but the team hopes access provided by Sofi’s on-board camera and fisheye lens could ultimately give marine biologists unprecedented access to their subjects.
“The fish could potentially do extraordinary things for our understanding of whales,” expand CSAIL head Daniel Rus, adding that whale births have been an extremely difficult phenomenon to capture on video. “Imagine using our fish as a non-threatening observer that is able to capture images and scenes that have never been seen before. We can learn so much about marine life.”
MIT’s soft robotic fish is studying real ones in Fiji


Fiji - Diving the Rainbow Reef with Kona Honu Dive Travel Group

Warm And Friendly: Enjoying The Wonders Of The Fiji Islands

Scuba Diving | Diving with Sharks in Fiji
Located in the heart of the South Pacific, Fiji is blessed with 333 tropical islands. Fiji’s white-sand beaches and pristine ocean waters offer an ideal vacation destination for divers, honeymooners and families but perhaps Fiji’s greatest appeal comes from its people.
According to a 2014 WIN/Gallup International poll of countries, Fiji’s people are the happiest on Earth, and this is obvious from the moment one steps off the plane. I can’t help but smile when the plane door opens and a warm tropical breeze greets me, for I know that, from this point on, I will be greeted by warm, friendly smiles as well. Arriving in Fiji is the most welcomed I’ve ever felt entering a country. Everyone is genuinely happy as they extend their greetings; even the band members in the immigration area, singing Fijian welcoming songs, appear to be full of joy in their work.
“Bula” is the traditional Fijian greeting. Much like the Hawaiian “aloha,” bula has a variety of meanings, each of which depends on the situation. Pronounced boolah, it literally means “life.” When used as a greeting, it is to express wishes for good health. The full saying is “Ni sa bula vinaka,” pronounced nee-sahmbula-veenak-ah, meaning, “Wishing you happiness and good health.”
Fiji’s physical remoteness offered protection from European mariners well into the 19th century. As a result, Fijians have retained their land and the noncommercial, sharing attitude that comes from people with direct access to natural resources. Modern life in Fiji stills centers on an extended family unit and a chieftain with 87 percent of the country’s land owned by the community and administered by a land trust. Children are revered and are well-cared for by the community. These are among the reasons Fijians are so friendly and welcoming to visitors.

Monday, 5 March 2018

FHTA Dive Fiji EXPO 2018

Attention all Dive Operators!!
Registrations are now open for participants (Sellers) to the FHTA Dive Fiji EXPO 2018 which will be held on Friday, 09 March 2018 at the Sheraton Fiji Resort on Denarau.
The FHTA Dive Fiji EXPO 2018 is the highlight and culmination of the week-long 13th Tourism Fiji Dive Fiji Fiesta from 03rd – 10th March 2018 will showcase famous dive experience along the Sun Coast to Pacific Harbour/Beqa region.
The FHTA Dive Fiji EXPO 2018 is an event that creates an opportunity for the Fiji Dive Tourism industry to showcase itself and products to invited international Buyers.
This event is made possible through the collaboration of Fiji Airways, Tourism Fiji and the FHTA DiveComm.
Registration fees (VIP):
FHTA Members – $500
Non-FHTA Members – $900
Extra delegates – $250 per person
Don’t miss out! Register Now!
For full Seller information: FHTA Dive Fiji EXPO 2018_Seller Info Pack [699 kb PDF]
Updated Program: FHTA Dive Fiji EXPO 2018_Program [431kb PDF]
Accommodation:
Accommodation is on a ‘pay own way’ basis and is at FJ$250 vip inclusive of breakfast. You can book directly with the resort through reservations by quoting the LOCALQ1 rate at the Sheraton Fiji Resort. This is based on availability only so book now.


For more queries, contact Cheryl Chow-Fong on 3302980 or email to admin@fhta.com.fj.
https://fhta.com.fj/event/fhta-dive-fiji-expo-2018/

Tourism Fiji Dive Fiji Fiesta 2018 - Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association

On behalf of Tourism Fiji, the Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association Dive Committee and Fiji Airways, it gives us immense pleasure in announcing that the 13th Fiji Dive Fiesta will be held from the 3rd – 10th March, 2018. The Fiji Dive Fiesta is established as the largest single dive event for Fiji and brings in pre-registered international dive agents from around the work on famils to some of Fiji’s wonderful dive spots. 2018 will showcase the famous Suncoast (Rakiraki) and Pacific Harbour/ Beqa regions which offer some of the best diving experiences Fiji has to offer.
After a three year absence the Fiji Dive community, through sustainable initiatives and popular demand from global dive partners, has placed the Fiji Dive Fiesta back into the annual calendar. Industry support has flourished within the niche experience, joint-venture’s to promote the importance of marine health in focus, and the opportunity once again, to open our doors in offering world-class diving, at it’s very best.
The Dive Fiesta will culminate on Friday, 9th March with the FHTA Dive Fiji EXPO 2018 at the Hilton Fiji Beach Resort & Spa where registered dive operators will meet with all agents. The Dive EXPO is only open to local dive operators around Fiji who wishes to meet with these international agents who market Fiji as an awesome dive destination. If you are a dive operator and wish to meet with these agents, visit our website here for more information on how you can register to participate at this years EXPO.


Tourism Fiji Dive Fiji Fiesta 2018 - Fiji Hotel and Tourism Association



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