Gau, Makongi, Namena, and Wakaya Islands
FIJI: Suva to Suva
7 NIGHT DURATION
Experience Level: We recommend that you are a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent with a minimum of 50+ dives for this itinerary.
Boarding: Saturday 12 noon
Check out: Saturday 7:30am
Throughout the week aboard the Fiji Aggressor guests will depart Suva to explore the reefs, bommies and walls of Nigali Pass, Wakaya, Koro and Namenalala Islands. Known as the soft coral capital, the brilliant colors on display will dazzle even the most experienced divers and photographers. Drift dives with eagle rays, mantas, turtles, sharks and giant groupers are also on the itinerary. Clownfish, pygmy seahorses, ornate ghost pipefish, and a multitude of nudibranchs bring smiles to every dive! To top off the exiting diving and experience some of Fiji’s local culture, a visit to a Fijian village on one of the remote islands is arranged including a Kava ceremony and warrior dance.
With all dives from the mother ship, five dives a day are the norm. Diving begins Sunday morning and ends Friday before lunch when the Fiji Aggressor returns to port. The crew hosts a sunset cocktail party at 6:00pm followed by dinner ashore. Saturday morning check out is at 7:30am.
FIJI DIVING HIGHLIGHTS
Fiji consists of over 300 islands offering some of the most colourful diving in the world. Over 400 species of coral are found and in particular, the soft corals are spectacular. New dive sites are constantly being discovered. The diving itinerary for this 7 night liveaboard adventure changes according to weather conditions.
- Gem Stone is on the outside edge of Wakaya passage. This is a wall dive with swim throughs, hard and soft corals and lots to see. Mantas also frequently visit this location along with hammerhead and white tips sharks. When diving this location on a night dive the light fish are very abundant and make for a great light show.
- Golden Rock is a bommie that starts at 35 ft. on the high inside edge it then comes up to 10 ft. and is 20 ft. across. This site has soft coral, hard coral, cleaner shrimp, blue ribbon eels, lionfish, and most important it is a cleaning station for mantas.
- Wakaya Pass starts at about 35 ft. sandy bottom then you swim out over a wall and turn to the left. As you come over the drop off of the wall you can look straight down to about 140 ft. While swimming along the wall you may see blue ribbon eels, White tip, Nurse, and Hammerhead sharks along with Mantas, Marble Rays, Turtles, Eagle rays and Barracudas.
- Kadavu is a remote group of islands that shows the remote part of Fiji. The Great Astrolabe Reef is the 4th largest barrier in the world that stretches from the south side of Kadavu around Ono Island and ending off the east coast of the main island. There is variety from passages, manta ray cleaning stations, submerged pinnacles to beautiful reefs filled with fish. The Great Astrolabe Reef got its name in 1827 following French explorer Dumont d'Urville's collision with the reef near Ono island in his vessel 'The Astrolabe'.
- Broken Stone is a group of dive spots located in the area of Kadavu known as Alacrity Rocks at the east end of the Great Astrolabe Reef. You will see everything from swim throughs, caverns, tunnels, arches, canyons and much more to explore.
- Eagle Rock offers the very best area of The Great Astrolabe Reef including passages, beautiful rock formations, abundant and healthy corals, multitude of fish life, pelagics and rays.
- Naiqoro Passage is part of The Great Astrolabe Reef and in the marine sanctuary just off the southeast coast of Kadavu Island. This is known as some of the finest diving in Fiji with lots of reef fish, coral gardens exploding with color and pelagics.
- Pacific Voyager Wreck In 1994, this tanker was sunk in a depth of 90 feet on the northern side of Kadavu as an artificial reef. This area is also known to have beautiful coral reefs with lots of coral growth so the wreck is not the only attraction here.
- Seafan Alley lies at the western end of Kadavu. It is a gentle slope with a beautiful reef full of coral, sponges and fish life. As the dive descends deeper there are crevices. Often see are green turtles, seafans, angelfish, triggerfish, schools of barracuda and hammerhead sharks.
- Yellow Wall has half a dozen large pinnacles that look like a mini mountain range full of colorful yellow soft corals and fishlife. Guests can dive part of the wreck in the wheelhouse where large grouper are seen.
- Koro Gardens is marked by a single large bommie that comes to within 15 feet of the surface. The area around the bommie is about 45 feet to the bottom and drops off to 95 feet in some areas. Hard corals cover everything while an abundance of reef fish crowd the waters and make the diving spectacular.
- Shark Fin Point is on the north east point of Koro Island can be action central. On most dives you will see a large school of about 500 barracudas, eagle rays, many white tip, lots of grey reefs, lobster, eels, and we have even seen whale shark here, yes we really have. Not only are the fish and shark abundant but it's covered in both hard and soft corals. When the tide is running this can be a most enjoyable drift dive because little effort is needed to move and its seems as if the show just swims by you.
Dive sites and itineraries are subject to change without notice due to weather conditions and the Captains discretion.