Fiji’s Pacific island charm is renowned all over the world. Walk down any street and be greeted by an enthusiastic “Bula!” from the locals, and experience the famous friendly hospitality on offer. This is the ideal destination for those travelling with their family or non-diving friends, because there is so much to do here. Fijians love children, so you will find no shortage of people happy to entertain the kids while you go for a dive. In Fiji you arrive as guests, but you depart as friends.
Fiji is made up of around 300 islands and has several diving areas, with a choice between mainland or island resorts. Every area has its own attractions, and a great diving holiday can be found to suit any budget. The diving in Fiji is coral reefs, with soft corals and gorgonian fans a major feature. The reefs teem with colourful little tropical fish, and you can often see sharks and turtles.
Seaplane Transfer – Viwa Island Resort
Diving Destinations in Fiji
Diving Liveaboards in Fiji
- Entry Requirements
- Time Zone
- Water Temperature
- Departure Tax
Australian passport holders require a valid passport with a validity of at least 6 months beyond their intended stay. All travellers must have return or onward tickets and sufficient funds for their stay. For more information and for holders of other passports, please refer to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website for the latest travel advice.
The Fijian Dollar (FJD) is the unit of currency. One Australian Dollar is worth approximately 1.6 FJD.
English is the official language. Fijian, Chinese and Hindustani are widely spoken.
220-240V and uses the Australian plug type.
GMT + 12 (2 hours ahead of Sydney).
Light casual clothing is recommended. Women should dress modestly in public places.
The Fijian Islands lie in the tropics and are warm and humid year round. The summer wet season is from December to March.
Water temperature is usually 24-26°C from May – November, and 27-29°C during summer.
None at 1 July 2012.
Tipping is not customary in Fiji, and individual tipping is discouraged. However, most resorts have a tip box at reception for the Staff Christmas Fund, and all tips are distributed at Christmas between all staff.
“C” is pronounced “th”. So Mamanuca is pronounced “Mammanootha”
“ad” is pronounced “and”. So Nadi is pronounced “Nandi”, and Kadavu is pronounced “Kandavu”