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Dive Academy Fiji

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Waiyevo, Fiji
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About Dive Academy Fiji
Private diving at Rainbow Reef and The Great White Wall plus a boutique eco resort where it feels like visiting friends. As one of our guests put it in her review "same price - completely different experience". You enjoy truly personalised diving with max 4 guests on our boat. Our experienced guides choose the dive sites according to your bucket list, experience and tide conditions. Small and flexible: this allows for almost daily diving at The Great White Wall. You can also book us for Freediving, snorkelling, excursions to Manta Reef, Vuna Reef and Qamea, or take your PADI dive course from introductory to Pro. Be safe with our premium quality equipment with weight integrated BCD and dive computer. Our resort offers bungalows with sea view, private veranda and bathroom with outdoor shower. The restaurant features a contemporary Fijian cuisine. With your booking you support our Scholarship Program for locals to become PADI Pros. We speak: English, German, French, Fijian.
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Salt Water wrote a review Sep 2020
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I asked westerners with long term experience in Fiji who I should trust to take me diving (I'm still new to it all and a bit apprehensive.) The first two people instantly replied "Dive Academy Fiji of Viani Bay." With no further research I called them and booked a 3-night stay. The professionalism and competency of Marina, Jone, and staff were clear from the beginning. Rainbow reef is only a short skiff ride away from Dive Academy Fiji. I needed a refresher and lots of hand holding, which was happily and kindly given. I felt safe and well attended to. The bonus I was not prepared for was the lovely, unobtrusive, simple yet fully adequate compound. All has been built in a green and sustainable manner. The food was great, the setting relaxing. Of course diving Rainbow Reef is spectacular, and the whole situation was so enjoyable I extended my stay 2 more nights. Give these guys a call!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Marina W, Owner at Dive Academy Fiji
Responded 2 weeks ago
Vinaka vakalevu for this kind review of your stay and diving experience with us. Your booking helped us during these challenging times, with business being almost non-existent, to providing work and income to some of our valued staff and to continue our conservation efforts. And it was such a great pleasure to meeting you, supporting you to find back your confidence to explore the underwater world. It is part of our boutique concept to create a unique experience tailored to the needs and preferences of each of our guests - above and below the water. Enjoy your remaining time in Fiji and hope to see you back one day.
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Emma J wrote a review Sep 2020
Suva, Fiji1 contribution
We had an amazing time at Viani Bay with Dive Academy Fiji. The diving was the best we have done in Fiji, and our 4 children were well looked after. The food was also great. Thanks for having us Marina & Jone.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from Marina W, Owner at Dive Academy Fiji
Responded Sep 16, 2020
Vinaka vakalevu for your kind review. What a great fun it was having your children play on the beach, decorate the treehouse and built a bamboo raft during your dives. With your stay, you help us to fund our scholarship program for the dive education of locals and expanding our Rainbow Reef Coral Farm. Thank you so much.
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Danielle L wrote a review Sep 2020
Nadi, Fiji11 contributions
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Diving was amazing there, so is the local Fijian food! Just book diving trips and diving courses with them, the instructors are great, you could learn in very small groups and get the most out of your fun relaxing and beautiful diving course/experience. Just book and enjoy, the place is magic. Oh and thanks for the birthday cake Marina! You’re such a sweetheart ! We had a wonderful time, thank you!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Marina W, Owner at Dive Academy Fiji
Responded Sep 16, 2020
Vinaka vakalevu. So impressed by you completing both the PADI Freediver and Open Water Diver Course. Won't see a leopard shark on every dive though :-). Thank you for also enjoying our concept of fresh local food prepared with a Fijian-Western blend. With your stay, you help us during these times to keep our staff employed and to maintain our social and conservational activities. Hope to see you back on day.
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WTH wrote a review Jun 2020
Paris, Île-de-France6 contributions
I came for a few days and ended up extended my stay. Marina, Jone and all the staff take very good care of everyone there. The only thing left to do is to relax and enjoy. The resort is located in a beautiful and peaceful bay. The access to amazing sites such as the great white wall is fairly quick by boat. Schedule is adapted depending on the conditions in order to get the best experience. All the team is helpful and professional at every step of the way. I definitely felt safe diving with them and had fun along. Special distinction about the food which is extremely fresh and super delicious.
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from Marina W, Owner at Dive Academy Fiji
Responded Sep 1, 2020
Vinaka vakalevu for taking the time to review your experience with us. It was our true pleasure to have you here with us, show you the beautiful Rainbow Reef and treat you with Fijian delicacies at Viani Bay Resort. Thank you also for for coming along to our Rainbow Reef Coral Farm, a nursery for diverse species of corals, that we transplant back on the reef, once grown up. Enjoy your onward travel and hope to see you back in Viani Bay.
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Leslie G wrote a review Jun 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada11 contributions2 helpful votes
We sailed into Viani Bay in our personal sailboat. Mariana and her team helped get us settled and took us diving. I had always dreamed of diving the White Wall in Fiji, and she timed the current perfectly. All the coral was oun and waving, we saw sharks and the visibility was amazing! I would trust Mariana to take me on a fabulous and safe dive.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Response from Marina W, Owner at Dive Academy Fiji
Responded Jun 24, 2020
Thank you so much for your feedback. I am so happy, that I could make your dream come true. Timing is of essence for the Great White Wall to see the white soft corals fully blooming while the current is just right. All the best for the rest of your circumnavigation. Maybe the wind is blowing you back one day to see more of the beautiful Rainbow Reef.
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