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The quintessential castaway paradise, Fiji offers an idyllic Pacific escape with beautiful resorts and islands to explore, plus exceptional reef and shark diving

Diving Highlights

  • Idyllic island nation with a captivating culture and rich heritage
  • Discover why Fiji is nicknamed the ‘Soft coral capital of the world’
  • Some of the most exhilarating and influential shark dives on the planet
  • Explore the setting of films such as Castaway and Blue Lagoon

The island nation of Fiji has long piqued the curiosity of adventurous travellers from around the world, all drawn by its idyllic reputation. For many, the name conjures up visions of swaying palms, beautiful beaches, and thriving coral reefs - an image reinforced by castaway movies and reality TV shows set amongst the country’s stunning natural surroundings. Fiji covers nearly 200,000 square kilometres, most of which is ocean with just two main islands and over 300 smaller islands and islets - remnants of ancient volcanic activity and coral reefs that grew up around the volcanoes.

Top Fiji experiences

Experience Beqa Lagoon’s world-renowned shark dive Image
Year round

Experience Beqa Lagoon’s world-renowned shark dive

Home to the Shark Reef Marine Reserve and Shark Corridor, Beqa and the surrounding seas are a hotspot for bull sharks, silvertips, reef sharks, tawny sharks and even the occasional tiger shark!

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Year round

Discover the ‘soft coral capital of the world’

The Somosomo Strait, between Taveuni from Vanua Levu, is undoubtedly the best place to witness Fiji’s famous soft corals in all their glory.

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Year round

Dive the third longest barrier reef in the world

Head to Vanua Levu’s northern coast to explore the Cakaulevu Reef, or Great Sea Reef - the third longest barrier reef system in the world. This incredible reef is home to 74% of the coral species in Fiji.

Frontier diving exploring the infamous Bligh Water Image
Year round

Frontier diving exploring the infamous Bligh Water

The infamous Bligh Water is home to isolated reefs and islands sites that are reserved for adventurous liveaboard divers. With dramatic scenery, marine life galore, and just a handful of guests per year, this is frontier diving at its finest.

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May to October

Swim with Yasawa's manta rays

Close to the island of Drawaqa, manta rays gather in a channel dotted with cleaning stations. Snorkellers can drift with the current as manta rays swim below them, or at the surface.

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Year round

Dive Kadavu's Great Astrolabe Reef

At around 100-kilometres in length, the Great Astrolabe Reef is the fourth largest barrier reef in the world, and offers year-round manta ray encounters plus spectacular corals.

The best time to visit Fiji for diving

Diving in Fiji is year round but there are two main seasons that can impact the conditions underwater - the dry season that runs from May through to October, and the wet season from December to April. During the dry season, the water is at its clearest with visibility reaching 40-metres or more, but it can be windier, particularly in the south, and water temperatures can drop to 23-25°C especially in August. The wet season is calmer and warmer, with water temperatures rising to 28-30°C, but plankton blooms and run-off from the land can reduce visibility, particularly close to Viti Levu.

Our recommendation for the best times of year are the transitions between the two main seasons - November, and April to May - when conditions can be fantastic and the islands are a little less busy. Given the cooler water temperatures in the dry season, we recommend a 5mm wetsuit for those that feel the cold, while for the rest of the year, a 3mm is ideal.

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