Fiji has a number of labels, from ‘The Soft Coral Capital of the World’ to ‘The Best Shark Diving Location in the World.’ With such titles, it’s easy to call Fiji a world class dive destination that caters to all ages and qualifications. But diving in Fiji has more to offer including wall dives, swim-throughs, caverns, canyons and incredible blue water encounters.
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Fiji Sea Life
Fiji is known as the crossroads of the Pacific. Therefore it boasts abundance of marine species. There are 390 species of coral, and 1,200 varieties of fish. That includes a number of endemic marine creatures, such as the ‘twilight fangblenny.’
Furthermore, Fiji is home to an area where species such as the ‘bumphead parrotfish’ come to spawn. And there are 7 resident species of turtle and 12 species of whales, including the humpback and blue whales that migrate through these waters annually.
The pristine reefs hold many unique treasures from blue-ribbon eels to leaf scorpionfish. The gorgeous soft corals play host to Maori wrasse, lionfish, sweetlips, fusiliers and nudibranchs. It is the vivid colour of the fish that makes Fiji so special, as well as its stunning visibility.
Dive sites like the ‘Beqa Lagoon’ for some of the world’s best shark diving. This area boasts 9 species of shark, including bull, tiger, lemon and whitetip sharks that circle around you as you look up from the bottom. Trevally, grouper and jack dart through the blue.
How to Get There
Getting to Fiji is easier than expected. Several airlines have regular flights from international destinations such as Los Angeles, Sydney and Hong Kong. Once you arrive at Nadi International Airport, there are domestic flights to other airports around the islands.
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