Fiji Group Trip October 2020

Bluewater Photos's Fiji group trip at Volivoli Beach Resort in October 2020.
Price: 
2402.00
 

 2020 Fiji Group Trip

Join us at the soft coral capital of the world! This trip spends 7 nights at Volivoli Beach Resort, the ultimate paradise in Fiji for divers.

 

October 25 - November 1, 2020

Trip Leader: TBD

7 Nights

Standard Room - $2,402 pp

Deluxe Room - $2,529 pp

Premium Room - $2,657 pp

 

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Why Travel with Bluewater?

Trip Information - Package Details - Important Information - Accommodations

How to Get There - Payment & Booking - Underwater Photos

 

 

Why Travel with Bluewater?

 ✓ 25% off rental photo gear from Bluewater Photo

 ✓ We book resorts/ liveaboards that offer the best overall value

 ✓ Gear discounts and other benefits

 ✓ Great support if flight/weather issues occur

 ✓ "Bluewater helped me out when I needed it most, the airline wouldn't let me board because of a Visa issue. They saved my butt" - Ray Tsusuki

 

 

Trip Overview

In Fiji, it’s all about the corals. The colors are so incredibly vibrant and the anthias so plentiful that it’s hard to ever look away. Around every corner is the next world class image. Remember to get in the current. One of the main draws of diving Fiji are the reef scenes - they are quite spectacular!

The gorgeous, lush, color-splashed images of Fiji that you see in dive publications are courtesy of a soft coral called dendronephthya. Few other places in the world offer such an abundance of this coral, nor the wide spectrum of colors, ranging from pink, purple, orange, yellow and fiery red. Dendronephthya soft coral needs current. With little current present, the soft corals are muted, but as the current increases, they inflate with water and their color really begins to glow. As the current picks up, planktivores such as beautifully colored scalefin anthias spring up off the reef in polarized schools. Together, this forms a rich pageantry of color. Underwater photographers will want to shoot when some current is present, making a dramatic difference in the color of underwater imagery.

One of the best places for soft coral in Fiji is the Bligh Waters between Viti Levu and Vanua Levu where there are numerous reefs and pinnacles. The reefs in the surrounding Bligh Waters, also known as The Vatu-I-Ra Passage, are some of the healthiest in the world, with very little pollution and few boats, so you’ll be able to see an array of marine life including anemone fish, turtles, colorful soft coral and reef sharks. 

Volivoli Beach Resort is known for their proximity to Bligh Waters. There are over 50 superb dive sites no more than 20 minutes boat ride away, and some of the most popular ones are in the fascinating Bligh Waters. 

 

Marine Life to Photograph

You’re going to see the healthiest soft coral in the world, more colors than you can imagine, and some extremely rare macro creatures—like the ornate ghost pipefish, orangutan crabs, frogfish, nudibranch, seahorses, schools of barracuda, trevally, giant groupers, —and in all likelihood, turtles, moray eels, grey, black and white tip reef sharks, and the occasional tiger shark.

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Camera and lens tips: You’ll definitely want two strobes to get full light coverage in your frame. Use as much strobe power as possible to illuminate the soft corals and really make them shine. Fortunately, soft corals don’t move so you can get as close as you want. Bracket and really work on your blue backgrounds. Get close to the soft coral with a fisheye lens. Fiji is a great place to get close to the coral and practice your wide-angle technique. Take your time, put your strobes on manual, and get your exposures right.

Read the reviews on diving Fiji here.

 

Diving Conditions in October

June through October is the dry season. During that time, the water is clearest (100’+) but it can be windy and water temps can drop into the mid-70s. Most likely sightings during this month include sharks, eagle rays, whales, and turtles.

 

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Package Details

Inclusions

 ✓ 7 nights accommodation at Volivoli Beach Resort

 ✓ 2 days of 3 tank boat diving & 3 days of 2 tank boat diving– inc tanks, weights, and guide

 ✓ Unlimited shore diving on  dive days (reserve tanks 24 hours prior)

 ✓ Full meal plan – 3 meals daily with juice, milk, rain water, coffee, and tea at breakfast.

 ✓ Round trip Nadi airport/resort transfers

 ✓ Beach BBQ

 ✓ Free use of kayaks and participation in a variety of complimentary resort activities

 ✓ Resort and Government taxes (9%VAT, 10% SST, & 6% ELT)

 ✓ Traditional Meke performance

 

Exclusions

 ✗ Nitrox ($100 USD when prepaid)

 ✗ Beverages

 ✗ Lobster and Crab menu items (Market price) 

 ✗ Personal dive equipment 

 ✗ Dive Courses

 ✗ Extra dives & night dives (154FJD per tank; pay direct)

 ✗ Dive and Travel Insurance (diving insurance is MANDATORY)

 ✗ Wifi ($100 FJD unlimited for 2 devices)

 

 

Important Information

No. of dives: 2 days of 3 tank boat diving & 3 days of 2 tank boat diving

Avg. visibility: 15 - 40m

Required skill: Beginner to advanced

Wetsuit needed: 3-5mm full-length wetsuit

Topside temperature: 72-81°F (22-27°C) in October

Currents: We can, and regularly do, encounter medium to strong current

About Volivoli Beach Resort

Volivoli Beach Resort is the ultimate diving paradise in Fiji for beginners and advanced divers alike, located in one of Fiji's best diving destinations. They offer 32 comfortable rooms with panoramic beach and ocean views.

Volivoli Beach Resort Volivoli Beach Resort

Volivoli Beach Resort Volivoli Beach Resort

Resort Amenities

 ✓ 2x licensed restaurants and 3x bars

 ✓ Large swimming pool with swim up bar

 ✓ Onsite dive operation – RA Divers

 ✓ Airport transfer service

 ✓ Multiple happy hours

 ✓ Large screen TV for sports events

 ✓ Hammocks

 ✓ Poolside furniture

 ✓ Day spa✓ Beachside bar

 ✓ Beach towels

 ✓ Beachfront location

 ✓ Lush tropical gardens

 ✓ 24 hour main grid power

 ✓ Onsite backup generator

 ✓ Reception and day room facilities

 ✓ All tide swimming beach

 ✓ Weekly beach BBQ

See more about Volivoli Beach Resort here.

 

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Travel Information

International flights: Guests should fly into and out of Nadi international airport (code: NAN).

Airport transfers on arrival and departure: Round trip Nadi airport/resort transfers are included in the price.  The resort is a two hour and a half to three-hour drive from Nadi International Airport.

 

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Payment Schedule

> Deposit: $800

> June 1, 2020: $800
 
> August 1, 2020: Final Payment 

 

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Got Questions? Ready to Book?

Call Bluewater Travel at 310-915-6677 or email info@bluewaterdivetravel.com and let them book your dream vacation at the best price!

 

 

Underwater Images

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 Fiji on the Nai'a

Fiji on the Nai'a 

 

 
Marine Life: 
Lots of Hammerhead or Reef Sharks
Great Coral Reefs
Whales
Type of Trip: 
Land-based Resort
Bluewater Photo Instructor leading trip

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