Explore Fiji’s wealth of marine life and diverse soft corals on a liveaboard diving boat.
Fiji, known as the soft coral capital of the world, has more than 300 islands and atolls. With about 1,000 species of fish, Fiji’s shallow coral gardens and deep sloping shelves can reveal something different on every single dive. Divers commonly encounter grey reef sharks and silvertips patrolling walls and congregating in reef passages, humpback whales migrating from Antarctica, manta rays hovering over reef tops, and turtles nesting upon sand cays.
While getting to Fiji is relatively easy, reaching the world-class dive sites of its far-flung bommies and barrier reefs isn’t. Many dive operators have their shop and dive boat pick-up point within the grounds of larger resorts that also offer guests alternative water sport activities. Several premier liveaboard diving boats are capable of reaching the furthest virgin territories of Fiji, allowing divers to explore offshore reef systems and distant islands. Liveaboard dive boats are the clear choice for divers seeking longer scuba diving journeys as well as an unlimited number of dives each day.
When to Go
The waters in Fiji are perfect for scuba diving year-round. However, it’s preferable to go in periods of low tourist travel and during the dry season, which is from May to October.
Water temperatures range from 78°F-80°F year-round. Visibility is generally between 50-150 feet and especially good in the winter.