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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, tuna, mantas and
large sharks regularly patrol these reefs.
A wide channel with bommies covered in soft corals. The dive starts on the seaward side of
the channel, were a wall drops into the blue. A white-sand seafloor slopes gently down to
the top of the wall at 30m. Schooling hammerheads, barracuda, jacks and tuna, huge
groupers, grey reef sharks and giant rays are regularly seen.
a soft coral garden in shallow water, home to zillions of reef fish. Jim's is a prime
example of the kind of soft coral diving for which Fiji is famous. Multicolored soft coral
and nearly every kind of reef fish known, Jim's is a lush garden which leaves divers in
awe. As an added bonus, Jim's is a regular stop for four or five mantas, who can
frequently be found feeding in the adjacent channel during the waning tide. Macro
photographers, too, love Jim's because of the profusion of little creatures living among
the hard corals, soft corals, and fans.
A narrow passage that cuts through the Motoriki barrier reef thats where all the action
is. This passage is patrolled by big grey reef sharks and their schooling babies. Thats
the only place we have seen after more than 10 years of Diving in Fiji were you can see
schooling babies. Most of the time strong current along with schools of jacks and
Great White Wall Rainbow Reef
A coral incrusted swim through which has two exits, the first exit at 10 m/30 ft, the
second one at 27 m/88 ft. It leads you alongside the wall where the soft corals are found
in dense concentration.
The soft corals are lavender in color, but due to the depth we have a result of a pale
white glow, giving itself the name "The Great White Wall". Currents are moderate
to strong and surface conditions can get rough.
E6 Vatu-i-ra Channel
This seamount rises from 1,000m to the surface. This site is large enough to be spread out
over several dives. Currents tend to be mild. "The Cathedral" with numerous
overhangs and canyons lined up in stunning gorgonian fans and soft corals. Around noon the
sun streams through the cracks in the ceiling and lights up the colorful garden.
Nigali Passage, Gau