UNBELIEVABLE DIVING – EXPERIENCE FIJI’S BEAUTY BEYOND THE SURFACE
It’s hard not to be impressed by the sparkle of the Fijian waters. Warm temperatures and crystal clear seas make for a spectacular start to any tropical getaway. But it is those travelers who decide to dive beyond the ocean’s surface that discover what defines Fiji’s underwater wonderland as one of the best diving spots in the world. Here are the Top 5 Dive Sites in Savusavu.
The area of Savusavu on the island of Vanua Levu, hosts many great and reputable dive companies, but only one leaves right from your doorstep. When you stay at the Koro Sun Rainforest and Spa Resort you have the real reef experts coming to you. Namena Divers are situated within the complex on the foreshore. Most of their tours depart from the Resort Marina.
They offer the full range of dive programs starting from introduction courses in the pool to Dive Master and Specialty Certifications. The PADI certified and SCUBA diving operation have a fully equipped dive shop so you can get kitted up once you arrive and head out to sea in their custom-built dive boats.
One of the great drawcards for divers to this area is the Namena Marine Reserve. This 70 square kilometer stretch lies between the two main islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Established in 1997 it is home to many endemic and rare species of fish, invertebrae and coral. Sharks, groupers, tuna, and schools of barracuda swim abundantly throughout what is called the Namena Barrier Reef. The astounding biodiversity includes the only known humpback whale carf site in Fiji.
Fiji Diving – Savusavu’s Top 5 Dive Spots
If you’re after variety, the top 5 dive spots boast titles that read a like a Harry Potter adventure and most are less than a 10 minute trip from the resort.
1. LEPA’S WALL
An easy dive with lots to see. Dive down into the Somosomo Strait and watch eagle rays, lionfish, octopus and morays come out to play to a backdrop of Fiji’s most vibrant and healthy hard and soft corals.
2. DREAMHOUSE – SHARK CENTRAL
World famous area known for its shaol of local scalloped hammerhead sharks preying on walls of baraccuda. Encounter grey reef and white tip sharks amid the schools of tropical fish.
3. PURPLE GARDEN – UNDERWATER EXOTICS
Explore an abundance of soft corals. Take a fabulous swim-thru passing sea fans, sea whips and nudibranches.
4. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
A dive with a difference. This cavern dive includes multiple swim-thrus where you can witness shrimp gobi, clams, fish nurseries, rockmover wrasse and exotic corals living in the eastern barrier reef.
15 minutes from the town of Savusavu. The name comes from the soft yellow corals that hang off the two giant pinnacles. A myriad of colorful corals and reef fish fill this area. Extend your trip to the outer depths to see tunas, trevallies, spanish mackerels and reef sharks.
Something For Everyone
You don’t have to be a diver to access Fiji’s underwater world. There are great day trips for the whole family. Snorkel trips depart daily to Namena Island. The Matatuka Beach Picnic includes a BBQ lunch, bamboo rafting, handline fishing, crab racing and unlimited snorkeling.
For those who wish to keep above the surface, there’s the 2 hour Sunset Cruise complete with champagne and canapes.
Experiencing the pristine waters of Savusavu, no matter what your style, is sure to be a highlight of your next trip to Fiji. The Koro Sun Rainforest and Spa Resort offers a great range of Dive and Stay packages.
If you’re worried about the conditions after Cyclone Winston then check out this little clip to see how quickly nature regenerates its ecosystem.
Book Your Adventure
Your underwater adventure awaits. Diving in Savusavu is ranked as one of the top activities to do in the area. Experiencing the beauty that lies below will help you understand and appreciate how valuable these precious reefs are and how important it is to preserve them for future generations.