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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.

Best Scuba Diving in Fiji

Kadavu Island

Dive operators on Kadavu open on a year-round basis but the best conditions to dive is during the Southern Hemisphere winter months. Visibility is better during this time, stretching up to 100ft (30m) but the water temperature drops to about 75˚F (24˚C) compared to 86˚F (30˚C) in the summer months.The Great Astrolabe Reef is in pristine condition due to its remote...

Viti Levu

There are several places to dive in Viti Levu which include Beqa Lagoon, Rakiraki, and the Coral Coast. Most of these locations to dive are along the south and north coast of the island and you can choose to dive from the many resorts available, or hop on a liveaboard diving vessel.Weather on Viti Levu is tropical with little variation throughout the year. It tends...