Fiji Diving Season,
is all year round. However there are different
environmental conditions which trigger a diversity of
different sea live to be observed in the ocean, making
every season different with distinct highlights often not to be found in other
November till April, with
between 26 to 28 C, visibility are up to 30 meters.
Winter from May
till October when water temperature drops
to 23 to 24 C which reduces plankton activity,
spectacular visibility exceeding 50m are possible.
More about the weather and
The warm season brings the lowest viz as plankon
increases a lot, but this atracts filter feeders.
Very good diving for little critters such as
nudibranches, flattworms, shrimps, gostpipefish....
December- January - February:
trevally, rabbit fish and spinefoot are plenty and
ready to spawn, so are shellfish and crustaceans
like languste and various crabs. Tuna aggregation
occurs December to February,
crabs mature and bear eggs, large schools of sardines
are around. Water temperature is highest now.
April: plenty bigeye scad show up on the
Water temperature starts to drop.
May: is the month of the chub
The cold month are best for big fish encounters,
water is very clear as plankton activity is reduced.
June: silver biddy, big mouth mackarel
and goldspot herring are plentiful
August: lots of octopus, rock cod start
congregating, Mullet around.
Grouper, Rock cod congregations and spawning time. Water is
coldest and clearest
October - November:
and sea-worm Balolo (Eunice viridis) starts spawning, Water
temperature starts increasing a lot, coral spawning events,
mass spaning of Balolo, abundance of spanish mackerel.
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