You may take an introductory dive session for beginners, undertake your international scuba diving course, or for more experienced divers we have a great range of sites right on our doorstep.
As of 1st January 2017, we are delighted to offer 1 hour of complimentary non-motorised water sports per person per day to enhance your Natadola experience. You can now snorkel within our pristine bay, take out a paddle board for an early morning work out and even catch the afternoon surf to add to your list of complimentary Natadola experiences.
Reef Safari also provides:
- Glass Bottom Boat Safaris
- Snorkel Safaris
- Tube riding
- Stand Up Paddle Boarding
- Sport fishing
- Surfing & Surfing Lessons
DIVING IN FIJI
The diving in and around Natadola is spectacular and diverse. With no fewer than 15 dive sites located all within a 5 minute boat-ride we’re a little spoiled for choice. Vast coral plateaus right the way through to sheer walls means that we have something to cater for everyone. The conditions are usually not far from ideal. Warm, clear waters make for very easy diving. You’ll soon see how Fiji earned its reputation for being the ‘Soft Coral Capital of the World’.
Here is a brief description about a few of our sites:
AQUARIUM 10 mins from resort
As the name suggests; dropping down the mooring line to the bottom of a tapered wall at 18m (60ft) is truly like diving in an aquarium. Waterfalls of fusiliers cascade down the slopes while they’re scattered by predatory trevally. A brilliant site to drift along with the many green and hawksbill turtles cruising gently by in the current.
LUCY’S POINT 8 mins from resort
Rising from the deep this pinnacle attracts a multitude of fish. Here you can check out the white and black tip reef sharks that dart along the reef. A short, easy swim across to the main reef to shallow up towards the end offers prolific hard coral growth. In the shallow waters the reef is pierced by crevasses and gullies that you can pop in and out of to find what exciting creatures may be hiding.
BASE JUMP 6 mins from resort
An action-adventurers dream. Feel as though you’re ‘free-falling’ as you sink beneath the waves next to one of the sheerest sections of reef you’ve ever seen. The topography is just spectacular with impressive overhangs and even a little cave to check out. Spiralling out from the wall are long whip corals (a great place to look for wire coral gobies) and sea fans. Around and amongst the coral there are an array of reef fish such as golden and purple anthias, zebra angelfish, clown triggerfish, oriental sweetlips, unicorn fish, bannerfish and an incredible variety of butterfly fish.
THE FLINTSTONES 5 mins from resort
The shallows of this reef offer large schools of snappers hanging out in the mild current. A large, resident humpheadmaori wrasse usually swings by to put in an appearance and the occasional eagle ray swoops down. On the wall here there are proliferations of brightly coloured small soft corals, yellow sponges and pinkish white lace corals. For those that prefer the smaller stuff this site offers lots of little hidden delights. From the brightly coloured nudibranchs scattered on the wall to wire coral gobies and shrimps clinging on to the soft corals.
LION’S DEN 3 mins from resort
A shallower dive (maximum depth of around 12m/40ft) offers a sprawling sandy bottom with large coral bommies raising straight to the surface. A great dive to weave around the bommies and check out the incredible blanket of leather corals coating the reefs. A large population of Lion Fish have made this site their home and so it’s always fun to find out their best hiding spots.
THE LABYRINTH 4 mins from resort
A great fun shallower dive offers a network of caverns, tunnels and caves. Spend the majority of the dive weaving in and out of this incredible reef formation and check out the beautiful schools of glassy sweepers that make these dark, hidden areas their home. Swim through the pools of light piercing through the cracks which produce swaying, shimmering beams.