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Reefs & Sharks

Jul-Dec

Fiji

UD Rating – 4 Star

NAI'A

One of the best and most luxurious liveaboards in Fiji.

NAI'A offers the best of world class scuba diving at an unrivalled variety of sites with Fiji's & Tonga’s finest diving and all the creature comforts of a quality land-based resort.

NAI'A has set new standards of liveaboard diving luxury in every way, especially in comfort and service. Designed by renowned marine architect, W. de Vries Lentsch and built by skilled Dutch craftsmen in 1979, the NAI'A was completely refitted in 1993, 2000 and again in 2010 with the latest technology and facilities specific to the needs of discerning divers.

This extremely spacious ship provides for a maximum of 18 guests with all the creature comforts of a quality land-based resort including hot showers and cool cabins but with superior diving and a new view every day. NAI'A's sophisticated sailing rig affords her the range, comfort and stability of a true expeditionary vessel. Her large, diver savvy Fijian crew is world famous for their dedicated service, kava inspired music and can do attitude that makes for great flexibility as well as a great time.

NAI'A's impressive layout custom built for liveaboard diving has 9 spacious, air-conditioned cabins with private en-suite facilities. Four cabins with one double bed, three cabins with one double bed and a single bunk above and 2 cabins with 2 single beds. While the main salon above decks is perhaps the boat’s most eye catching feature, with the golden grains of native Fijian hardwoods, the serious diver will appreciate the thoughtful layout of the large dive deck, complete with a dedicated dry camera and video room to suit the needs of underwater photographers and videographers.

Delicious and beautifully prepared meals of locally grown produce, meats and fresh fish await the hungry diver with a varied display of delights served from the galley of chefs and crew, those at the core of the NAI'A’s family. Aboard you will find ten of the friendliest and most able sailors.

International airfare and hotels can be arranged by our dedicated team. Please contact us today for more details.

Deluxe Twin Stateroom

Some of the staterooms have bunk-style beds. The staterooms are bright and airy and have both 110v and 220v power available.

  • Two twin beds
  • Air conditioning
  • Private ensuite

Triple Share

Stateroom with a double bed and an additional single bunk is available to sleep three. The rooms are bright, airy and have both 110v and 220v power.

  • Beds to sleep 3 (one bunk-style)
  • Air conditioning
  • Private ensuite

Standard Twin Stateroom

Nai'a has accomodation for 18 passengers. Staterooms can accomodate two people with twin beds joined or separated. The rooms are bright and airy with both 110v and 220v power.

  • Beds joined or separated
  • Air conditioning
  • Private ensuites

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Route Options

Fiji 7 & 10 Day Itinerary cover reefs that are remote and vast, but a long way from shore with most of the area still uncharted and the dive sites untouched.

Central Fiji offers outstanding diving, no doubt about it. The "NAI'A Triangle" of Lomaiviti, Bligh Water and Namena is the focus of regular itineraries covering about 500 nautical miles. NAI'A has travelled throughout Fiji, in all directions and to every corner of the country's boundaries and beyond, found beautiful sites and dramatic attractions in every region but the central region has proven to be the most consistent in the quality and health of terrains, animals and conditions. Lomaiviti's coral reefs and islands are Fiji's most dynamic and varied, home to voracious sharks and vibrant soft corals.

Many dive sites are current dependent and detailed local knowledge is critical in order to maximise the number of great dives in the best spots. For that reason the NAI’A does not offer a fixed itinerary, instead routes are tailored to suit each trip to the tides and weather that week.

Vessel Details

Year Built 1979 and refitted in 1993, 2000 and 2010
Guest Numbers 18
Length 36 metres long
Speed 10 to 11 knots
Engines Cummins KTA 19M
Generators 2 x Cummins 80 kVa generators
Number of Cabins 9 large air conditioned cabins
Navigation & Communication Systems 2 computerised navigation programs and VHF and SSB radios, mobile phones with the three different carriers and a satellite phone
Salon & Dining Area Spacious dining area with great settings to relax at the end of the day
Entertainment Shore excursions to real Fijian villages, scuba diving and marine biology informal workshops in between dives
Single Supplement 75%
Air Compressors 3 × Coltri 9 CFM compressors
NITROX Available to all NITROX qualified divers
Equipment Rental Scuba diving equipment available on-board when advanced request is made
Medical Oxygen & First Aid 8 D.A.N. oxygen system with 100% demand & Medic First Aid Kit available on-board
Dive Deck Dive deck is very spacious and also used as a quiet space to read during the day or to play music with the crew at night. Just forward of the dive deck is one of the most functional and convenient camera rooms afloat with lots of space for your camera equipment.
Equipment rental Approximately USD190 for 7 nights or USD255 for 10 nights itinerary
Air refills Unlimited air refills (Up to 5 dives a day apart from arrival and departure days)
Nitrox refills USD150 for 7 nights or USD210 for 10 nights itinerary

Available Experiences

Resorts for Multi-Centre

Marcelina

Friday, 06 December 2013

Fabulous Fiji by Marcelina Jesus on Sport Diver Magazine

Lured by the promise of world-class reefs and adrenaline-fueled shark encounters Marcelina Jesus ventures to the wild islands of Fiji.

Fabulous Fiji by Marcelina Jesus on Sport Diver Magazine

What Our Customers Have To Say

Reviews from our Clients, Journalists, Photo Pro's and our own Experts

Our reviews and blogs are an additional guide to evaluate of the holiday is exactley what you are looking for or not. Some love an Eco-Resort, some love air-con and a flat screen TV, we aim to ensure you get what you are looking for, at great value for money.

Wakaya Passage

Bligh Waters, Fiji

Divers drift through the main channel for an unforgettable experience. Here you will find loads of marine life flowing in and out of the bay with the tidal flow. Expect to see grey reef sharks, schooling barracuda, jacks, coronet fish and lionfish. Scalloped hammerhead sharks are frequently spotted on this site, so keep a watch in the deep blue as you will glide along in the pass.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18m

North Save-a-Tack Passage

Bligh Waters, Fiji

This fast current pass dive provides divers the chance to see several species of schooling barracuda, numerous grey reef and white tip sharks, dog tooth tuna, yellow fin tuna, pilot whales, ornate ghost pipefish and tiny pygmy seahorses.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18m

E-6 and Hi-8

Bligh Waters, Fiji

E-6 & Hi-8 are two of the world famous dive sites that were named appropriately years ago when divers were shooting slide film processed with Kodak E-6 chemicals and shooting Hi-8 video cameras. The colourful pinnacles are covered by Mother Nature beauty. Expect to find every creature in Fiji’s waters living here, including the robust silvertip shark.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18m

Nigali Passage

Bligh Waters, Fiji

This dive site is only used on an incoming or slack tide. As a drift dive, it provides lots of “up close and personal” action for the adventurous diver at heart. Grey reef sharks have been fed here for many years. Schools of snapper have been part of the feeding action, so they swim right up to you looking for a hand out.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18m

Jim's Alley

Bligh Waters, Fiji

The reef is named after world famous underwater photographer and teacher, the late Jim Church. This site is probably best known for its red anemones. It also has tree soft corals and an assortment of mantis shrimp, octopus and schooling barracuda.

  • Min Dives: 4
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18m

Undenai'able

Bligh Waters, Fiji

One of several reefs on the northern side of Bligh Water, UndeNAI’Able consists of one large and two smaller sloping pinnacles that top out just below the surface. They concentrate schools of trevally and barracuda and the hard coral supports all the usual suspects including several of Fiji’s endemics: the Fiji anemone fish, flasher wrasse and Terry’s dwarfgobie.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Cat's Meow

Bligh Waters, Fiji

This dive site lies in deep water but is protected from the swell by the Vuya barrier reef. The name says it all: Rob named it for his wife, Cat Holloway, because it was the best dive site he'd ever seen. Much of the gorgeous soft coral featured in the IMAX film Coral Reef Adventure was shot here.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Vatu-i-ra

Bligh Waters, Fiji

There are seven very distinct dives on the Vatu-i-ra barrier reef, several of which are among the best coral reef dives in the world. The barrier reef protrudes north from Viti Levu into the Vatu-i-ra Channel, narrowing the channel to only 4.5 miles across. This is the same body of water that supports E-6 and Mt. Mutiny. The area is regularly flushed by currents, which is why the reefs are so healthy. Years of experience means that the site can be toured without having to fight the currents that make them so rich.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Mount Mutiny

Bligh Waters, Fiji

Mount Mutiny is a seamount similar in many ways to E-6, yet much smaller, located only four miles away. It’s named in honor of both Captain Bligh, who charted it as he passed nearby shortly after the mutiny on the Bounty, and the passengers on a NAI'A charter who threatened mutiny unless they were allowed to dive the seamount again and again. Diving is very much like E-6 in terms of pelagics and other fish life. A highlight is the wall of unusual thin-stalked Chironephthya soft coral in a broad range of colors which blankets the south flank of the pinnacle. This is one of the single prettiest soft coral dives anywhere.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18

Two Thumbs Up, Tetons, Mushrooms

Bligh Waters, Fiji

Each of these distinct dive sites on Namena’s southerly barrier reef consists of two pinnacles covered in fans and soft corals as thick and colourful as any in Fiji – the perfect sites for wide angle photographers. The bottom is littered with jawfish, shrimp gobies, fire dartfish and more. While the pinnacles have more nudibranchs and pipefish. Hundreds of garden eels cover the sandy bottom. Towards the top of the pinnacles are cleaning stations that harbour hingebeak, jelly and humpback cleaner shrimp. Look in the patches of turtle weed for leaf gilled slugs – one of the most impressive nudibranchs around.

  • Min Dives: 6
  • Dive Type: Boat Dive
  • Diver Level: Open Water Diver
  • Max Depth: 18
Dates Duration Route Room Type Price
9 Feb 2019
16 Feb 2019
7 Nights Fiji 7 & 10 Day Itinerary Standard Twin Stateroom £4,078
27 Apr 2019
7 May 2019
10 Nights Fiji 7 & 10 Day Itinerary Standard Twin Stateroom £5,822
11 May 2019
21 May 2019
10 Nights Fiji 7 & 10 Day Itinerary Standard Twin Stateroom £5,822