Whether you choose to be located on the islands or based from a liveaboard, there is plenty to see throughout the year. While the liveaboard experience will allow you to witness more unique and undiscovered dive sites, the land based experience is not to be discouraged.
Day trips in Fiji can start from $90 USD for a one-tank dive and works on the basis of ‘the more dives you do, the cheaper the tanks get’. It’s more economical if you have your own gear and if you need any transfers, that’d most likely be added on top. There’s also the option to hire a private charter starting from $890 USD for 1-3 people.
Prices start from $900 USD for a liveaboard and up to $3,500 USD for your luxury experience. There are 3 liveaboard companies currently in Fiji and have a budget to suit every traveller.
Scuba Diving Certifications
Fiji is a fantastic place to learn how to dive and there are a lot of sites that are well suited for becoming a certified Open Water Diver. Expect to pay approx. $375 USD, which isn’t bad! The currents in this part of the world are what make the soft coral open up and give the vibrant colours you’ll see, so this is an ideal place to get your drift diver certification.
Is it mainly liveaboards or day trips?
Because of Fiji’s location and numerous islands, there’s the big decision of where you wish to travel to. You can experience some of the most remote, untouched diving in Fiji, or choose to stay in one place and explore that place in great detail.
A liveaboard will cover more dive sites than any land based experience can provide (due to distance involved) and will also give you the opportunity to dive more remote and less-visited spots.
If you’d prefer to take a more laid back approach and stay in one place, your choice will be made on what you want to see when diving. For example, stay in a dive resort on Taveuni and be in awe of the soft coral splendour of the Somosomo Strait. If peace and quiet is your thing, then Kadavu is the place to go to get away from it all and from there, you’ll be able to explore the Great Astrolabe Reef.