Above the Water
Bula! The Republic of Fiji is made up of 333 islands, 66% of which are uninhabited.
Fiji is the ideal destination for those travelling with family or non-diving friends, because there is so much else to do here. You could be surfing, zip-lining. going on a fishing trip or braving an off-road nature and wildlife tour. Of course, Fiji is also renowned for water sports such as kayaking, windsurfing, and jet-skiing.
Walk down any street to be greeted by an enthusiastic “Bula!” from the locals, and experience the famous friendly hospitality on offer. In Fiji you arrive as guests, but you depart as friends.
Seaplane Transfer – Viwa Island Resort
Fiji is blessed with 333 tropical islands that are home to some of the happiest people on Earth.Fiji tourism website (www.fiji.travel)
Below the Water
When we say Fiji is some of the best coral diving in the world, don’t just take our word for it. Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, has set up home here. As an oceanographic explorer, environmentalist, educator, and film producerhe describes Fiji as being the soft coral capital of the world.
With 390 varieties of soft and hard corals and over 1200 fish species, Fiji has possibly the most varied and colorful reefs in the world. Fiji’s underwater topography has cave dives, trench dives, tunnel dives and incredible cliff dives to entice divers.
When to dive
November to late March is the rainy season and typhoons are possible. However, many divers enjoy diving at this time of the year because of reduced crowds and dive specials. The air and water temperatures are still very warm and on most days the rain showers are short. May to October is the summer season, and as result, it can be a lot busier.
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 15th April 2019.
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”