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Best diving spots in Fiji to visit now

Article by GVI


Posted: January 28, 2023

Are you ready for some of the most epic diving spots in the world? Well, get ready to pack your bags and head to Fiji! This island nation is a diver’s paradise with crystal-clear waters, vibrant coral reefs and an abundance of marine life. Here are some of the must-see spots that you won’t want to miss:

The Great Astrolabe Reef

This massive reef system is one of the most popular diving spots in Fiji. It’s home to a wide variety of marine life, including sharks, rays, and hundreds of species of fish like parrotfish, butterfly fish and more. Plus, the clear waters make for great visibility, so you’ll be able to see everything in stunning detail.

Soft Coral Capital

As the name suggests, this spot is known for its incredible soft coral gardens. The vibrant colours of the coral are truly mesmerising, and you’ll see a wide variety of fish and other marine life swimming amongst them like sea stars, sea cucumbers and more.

Shark Reef Marine Reserve

If you’re looking for a chance to see some of Fiji’s more elusive marine life, Shark Reef Marine Reserve is the place to go. You’ll have a chance to spot bull sharks, reef sharks, and even the occasional tiger shark. Plus, the walls and overhangs of the reef provide plenty of interesting terrain to explore.


Bligh Water

If you’re looking for a more remote diving experience, Bligh Water is the place to go. This remote area offers a chance to see marine life that you might not find elsewhere, such as manta rays and schools of barracudas. Plus, the water is so clear that you’ll feel like you’re flying as you glide through it.

Namena Marine Reserve

This marine reserve is known for its incredible coral gardens and vibrant fish life. Divers can expect to see everything from tiny pygmy seahorses to huge schools of barracudas and even the occasional shark. The diverse reef system also offers plenty of opportunities for exploration, making it a great spot for both experienced and beginner divers.


This lesser-known diving spot offers a chance to see some truly unique marine life. Located in the northern region of Viti Levu, it is known for its vibrant hard corals and diverse marine life, including the elusive blue ribbon eel and a variety of different species of nudibranchs. Additionally, divers can also explore the many shipwrecks in the area which provide a unique diving experience. It’s worth noting that Dawasamu is a more remote location and may require additional travel to reach. But, the remoteness also means that the diving spot is less crowded, allowing for a more intimate and secluded diving experience.

How to Get to Fiji’s Best Diving Spots

Now, let’s talk logistics. Fiji is located in the South Pacific, and the best way to get there is by flying into Nadi International Airport. From there, you can take a boat or a seaplane to the dive spots. It’s best to visit Fiji between May and October, which is their dry season, and when the visibility is the best.

And remember, as you are diving in a foreign country, be sure to check and comply with their regulations and dive with a reputable dive shop.

Making a Difference Underwater: Marine Conservation and Diving Programs in Fiji

Want to take your love for the ocean to the next level? Why not check out some marine conservation volunteer or internship programs while in Fiji? GVI has all sorts of programs (including research fellowships and professional apprenticeships) where you can not only explore some of the most epic diving spots in Fiji but also make a real impact on marine conservation. You’ll be able to assist with coral reef surveys, marine debris removal, and even shark and ray research. It’s like the ultimate combo of diving and making a difference. Plus, you’ll gain some serious experience in marine conservation that’ll look great on your resume. So, don’t just sit there, take your love for the ocean to the next level and make a real impact on the environment.

All in all, Fiji is a must-visit destination for any diving enthusiast. With its vibrant coral reefs and diverse marine life, it’s no wonder that it’s considered one of the top diving destinations in the world. So, what are you waiting for? Book your trip and let’s dive in!

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