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A dive guide to Scuba diving in Lomaiviti, Fiji Islands
Review of dive operators and general info and tips on the best scuba diving in Fiji.
Central Fiji – the Koro Sea, and Vatu-i-Ra Passage form the Vatu-i-Ra Seascape, the Fiji Islands most exciting and most diverse waters, hiding some of the most challenging ocean experiences and dive adventures in Fiji.
It is this outstanding diversity of sea live and the complex marine ecosystems in Central Fiji, that recognizes theVatu-i-Ra Seascape as one of the last intact remaining sanctuaries for endangered species.
“Fiji’s Big Fish Capital” -Lomaiviti – is a group of islands in Fiji’s Koro Sea. The main Islands of the Group are Namena, Makogai, Koro, Wakaya, Batiki, Nairai, Gau, Ovalau and Moturiki. There are also several small islets.
Most of them are the peaks of deep sea volcano’s rising from 1000 to 3000 meters from he bottom of the Koro Basin . The surrounding reefs are fed from major ocean currents and upwelling from the deep sea. Wide open sea, 1000 meter walls, passages with strong currents to calm inside reefs form the habitat of large schooling fish like tuna, barracuda, travelly, snapper…. gray reef sharks, hammerheads, manta rays, turtles… as well as whales and dolphins.
Lomaiviti – Fijian for Central Fiji – is the best scuba diving destination in the Fiji Islands.
The pristine coral reefs with colorful tropical fish are a divers paradise. Walls, caves, overhangs and colorful soft and hard coral gardens full of reef fish.
The outside reefs and the passages of the reef systems are exposed to major ocean currents as well as tidal currents are the terrain for the advanced scuba diver.
The Deep Waters in Central Fiji create up welling deep sea currents, that feed a food chain from the smallest critters to the biggest fish even dolphins and whales ….
Most of Fiji’s live aboard vessels have the dive sites of Lomaiviti on their schedule. The landbased dive operators are only a few and are spread over the Lomaiviti Islands, they are exclusive and allow only few visitors at a time so diving is individual and environmentally as friendly as possible. Padi Diving courses are held individually on demand.
Tel: (+679) 344 0166
Ovalau, Fiji Islands