Fiji Dive Special

 

with JEAN MICHEL COUSTEAU DIVE:

 

F$2070 (approx US$1110)+ 20% taxes

 

This  package allows you to come to Savusavu and dive Fiji’s fabulous coral reef at a fraction of the usual cost. Here’s Jean-Michel himself on the beauties of the diving on offer:

It’s a week of diving you could not usually get at this price, and covers:

*Five days SCUBA diving – up to 10 dives
*Seven nights twin shared accommodation in an ocean view bure
- all for only F$2070 per person
- price of F$2070 is based on double occupancy (approx US$1110 – check latest exchange rates) + 20% taxes. There is a single room supplement of FJ$400 (approx US$230).

Unforgettable diving at unbeatable prices.

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If you're interested in our Dive Offer, please use the box below to let us know your travel dates to and from Savusavu. Or, if you'd like us to organise your flights, just let us know.

OR call us on:
FIJI (+679) 8850 046
AUSTRALIA (+61) 02 8094 1613
or email us at reservations@dakuresort.com
If you’re on your own, you can either take a single room for a supplement of F$400 (aprox U$235) or we’ll put you into another one of our rooms – but we’ll discuss that with you when you book.
Airport transfers from Savusavu airport included.
Price does not include air fares or meals.

Known as the soft coral capital of the world, the reef around the Fijian Island of Vanua Levu provide a once in a lifetime experience. Diving in the South Pacific is a wondrous experience, as you swim at some of the world’s most abundant coral reefs teeming with multi-coloured fish and other forms of sea life. There’s easy access to a wide variety of sites: shallow reefs with spectacular plate corals, coral pinnacles topped with clouds of purple anthias and damsel fish, deeper reefs with steep walls dropping away to 800 feet and more where you may see some of the larger species.

The joy of diving in Fiji lies in its clear, warm waters and the easy access to the sites; most of them are 15 – 25 minutes in a boat. It’s no small wonder that the world famous Jean-Michel Cousteau has a dive base here, and have helped establish the NaSavusavu Marine Protection Park.

Every morning at 8.15 you’ll be taken by taxi  down to  Jean Michel Cousteau Resort. It’s just 15 minutes down the road. The boat will go out at 8.30 for two dives on our world famous reef. All the sites are within 30 minutes of the resort and you’ll be back at the resort in time for a late lunch.

Afternoons can be spent lazing by the pool or going out on local excursions, kayaking, hiking and wandering round Savusavu.

My girlfriend and I just finished a week at staying at Daku diving with L’Aventure Dive at the JM Cousteau Resort. . The owner of Daku has arranged a Dive/Stay package that is probably the best comfort/value balance in the area (you can stay right at the cousteau resort, but it will cost you 10x the price per night).I travel with my own dive gear and just left it at cousteau for the week where they washed and dried it daily. The Cousteau dive shop was by far the most well organized and professional dive operation I have used to date. All your gear set up and ready to go, dry towels, water and cookies for the surface interval, and a large, stable boat for the trip to the namena reserve (which you must, must, must do if you want to dive some of the healthiest reef left on the planet). From Surfndiver on Trip Advisor.

The only activity I did while at Daku was scuba diving, and for good reason: the diving in this part of Fiji is the stupefyingly, stunningly, amazing. The Jean-Michel Cousteau dive shop (attached to the resort of the same name), is an absolutely world-class operation that took me on the best dives of my life. Even better, staying at Daku saved us money two ways: first, while the Cousteau resort is a very very nice, a bungalow at Daku is 1/5 or 1/10 of the price of a room at Cousteau. Second, Daku’s arranged a special rate that make the diving prices very reasonable (not cheap, but a great value for the level of service we got). From Will M on Trip Advisor.

We look forward to seeing you for an unforgettable week’s diving.

Their video captures some stunning footage of a night dive with manta rays. We quite often sight these magnificent creatures out near Namena island in the Marine Reserve.

Jean-Michel Cousteau Diving visits a number of sites in and near Savusavu Bay. This is how they describe them:

Namena Island
This small island 20 miles to the south of Savusavu is surrounded by mile after mile of unexplored reefs. Seemingly bottomless drop-offs, multi-colored soft corals and perfect coral gardens support an abundance of marine life. This is the place to see the big fish cruising in from the depths of the Koro Sea. Barracuda, spanish mackerel, dog-tooth tuna, mantas and large sharks regularly patrol these reefs.

(Note: Jean-Michel rates Namena as the best dive spot in Fiji, and one of the 10 best in the world. We are one of the only diving resorts in Fiji that visits Namena on a regular basis. Weather permitting, we visit Namena 1-2 times per week.)

Canyons
Swim through beautiful grottos of hard coral extending into vast unexplored underwater canyons. See Reef Sharks resting in the grottos.

Shark Alley
A maze of swim-throughs, overhangs and chambers hide white tip reef sharks resting on sandy bottoms. Giant Mouri wrasse and grouper can be found hiding around the next corner.

Nuggets
The nuggets are two coral heads. One is a myriad of soft corals surrounded by schools of fairy basslets, masked banner fish, leaf fish, with jacks and barracuda circling. The second is covered in golden soft corals. Lionfish, scorpion fish, nesting trigger fish and moray eels are abundant.

Goldilocks
This site is a favorite because you can swim completely around the edge of the reef. It offers great diversity of hard and soft corals, with a very abundant reef fish population.

Jacksons
This spectacular wall features gigantic sea fans at depths of 90 feet. Divers finish among luxurious purple soft corals at 40-60 ft.

Fingers
This site is known for a beautiful spur and groove reef system, jutting fingers of hard coral alternating with high flow grooves., plus painted crayfish, giant tridacna clams, and eagle rays.

Light House
This is a good, deep dive — 100 feet — with a large aggregation of fish, such as groupers and snappers, and octopus. This is an active spawning site of both these large fish and smaller reef fish.

Mystery Reef
This isolated reef is scattered with coral heads covered in multi-colored soft corals, spanish mackerel, coral trout and unicorn fish.

Hole in the Wall
This vertical drop off supports huge gorgonian fans. Large tuna, spotted sweetlips, mackerel, barracuda, with bronze whalers lurk in the depths below.

Big Blue
This spectacular drop off features giant gorgonians covered with feather stars. It’s a perfect place to watch for sea turtles and large fish.

Alice in Wonderland
This site is an open water large patch reef, where small reef sharks often lurk underneath large mushroom-shaped corals. The upcurrent end has good flow and huge aggregations of reef fish and larger pelagic life.

Nasonisoni Pass
This is a drift dive along a wall covered with every variety of pristine hard and soft corals imaginable. Divers can swim across the passage to the purple bommies, a mass of purple soft corals fed by the nutrient-rich Koro Sea waters. Large barracuda, circling gray reef sharks and white tips cruise everywhere.

Barracuda Point
Beginning on a reef wall just off the coast of the resort, this dive involves swimming along a hard-coral reef finger to join a school of 50-60 resident barracuda. Be on the lookout for hammerheads and schools of batfish as well.

Dreadlocks
In the middle of Savusavu Bay, this site is home to a lavish array of multicolored hard and soft coral as well as lionfish, harlequin filefish and butterfly fish.

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