About Naia Fiji
Fiji is one of the healthiest and most diverse diving regions on this planet. From massive manta and sharks to the smallest macro life hidden on lavish coral reefs, Fiji is famed for its pristine world underwater. Nai'a sets a new standard of comfort and safety in liveaboard diving in Fiji. This team pioneered liveaboard diving in Fiji. The crew are world famous for their dedicated service and can do attitude. Add to this the isolation of your itinerary through Lomaiviti, Namena and Bligh Water and you have trip of the lifetime - your own private, pristine Fiji awaits! Nai'a sleeps only 18 dives across 9 cabins. All are en suite and larger than you would expect to find on a liveaboard, with bags of storage. The decor is bright, modern and airy. 3 cabins can be arranged as either a double or twin, 2 have a kind double with bunk above, 2 king bedded doubles and a further 2 are twin bedded. Please do remember to ask at the time of booking if you have a cabin preference. From the moment you step on board Nai'a, prepare to be amazed! The dive platform is vast, with plenty of space for loading and unloading of the RIBS - no need to jostle along side fellow divers on this boat! The 2 RIBS are fast, stable and rigid. The ladders to make entries simple. At the end of your dive you will speed back to Nai'a where warm brownies and hot towels are waiting for you. There is a dedicated camera room, with fresh water tanks, charging stations and an air gun. There is a further charging station inside the saloon. The generous dive deck itself is between the camera room and saloon. The saloon is one of the most eye catching areas on Nai'a. It has been designed using traditional timbers, with all your creature comforts. Meals are served here. Relax between dives with a good book or DVD or head up to catch some rays the sun deck.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fiji is in the South Pacific Ocean, east of Vanuata and west of Tonga. It is made up of some 322 islands, of which only a third or so are inhabited! The main arrival point for all travllers is Nadi, with the city of Suva being the other large focal point on the main island Viti Levu. Thanks to the road network around Viti Levu and the domestic flights linking the other islands, it is relatively easy to get around Fiji, visiting several points in a single trip. You can even travel by boat around islands that have no roads!
Weather and Climate
Fiji has a tropical climate, and as such, the weather really can change quickly! On the surface, the cool trade winds over our summer months make it a popular time of year to visit. However, this is typically when the water is coolest (23-26C). As such, many divers prefer Fiji over our winter months (when you have higher chances of rainfall), when the viz is better and there tends to be a bit more big fish life. Typical water temps Dec-Mar are 27-30C
There are several routes to Fiji, with a total flying time of around 20 hours. Air New Zealand, Quantas, Cathay Pacific and Singapore airlines are the most common flight options. Most routings will require the final leg of your journey to be completed on a Fiji Airways code share flight. You will generally by flying overnight in both directions. We are able to book most major airlines. If you have a specific airline you prefer to fly with, simply let us know in your booking request. A supplement may apply for regional departures. Times and any applicable supplements will be confirmed by your travel consultant before you finalise your holiday. If you wish to make your own flight arrangements to Nadi, Fiji, let us know and we can remove the cost of the international flights from your quote. We are unfortunately not able to redeem airmiles on your behalf. Please do not confirm any flight arrangements yourself before your holiday is confirmed by us.
Popular stop over destinations include Hong Kong, Singapore or Australia. Please speak to your travel consultant if you would like to add a few days in any of these locations and we will be able to adapt your flight routing accordingly.
Arrange before you go
UK passport holders do not need a visa prior to travel to Fiji. Do ensure your passport has 6 months validity from your return date to prevent any issues with immigration. It is your responsibility to ensure your passport is valid and you fulfil entry requirements. Regulations can change: please review current FCO advice: click here
Scuba Travel requires all of our customers to have diving insurance. Please make sure that you have appropriate cover for your diving activities. We also strongly recommend you have travel insurance. It’s worth taking out travel insurance once you have paid your deposit to ensure you are covered for unforeseen events and cancellation. Find out more about our combined dive and travel policy click here
Please speak to your local GP or check out the latest NHS advice on travel immunisations: click here
Preparing to fly
You will be able to manage your booking online once you have been ticketed (after you have paid your holiday balance). Most airlines will now enable you to select your seating at this point. There may be a small charge for prebookable seating before online check in opens. Please speak to the airline for more information about charges.
As you are flying with a scheduled airline, you will be able to check in online with your airline. Please visit their website for more information about when online check in opens.
An airport lounge is a great way to start your holiday or to while away flight connections in comfort. Scuba Travel works with Lounge Pass to offer a huge range of affordable airport lounges around the world. click here
Prebook your airport parking to save money! If you have a long way to travel, why not also look at booking an airport hotel. These aren’t as expensive as you might think. click here
What happens when I arrive?
Your exact arrival arrangements will depend on where you are staying in Fiji. You will either be met by a rep from your resort or liveaboard for your transfer. Alternatively, if you are staying in a Nadi hotel, please make your way to the hotel shuttle meeting point in the airport. For passengers connecting to domestic flights, simply follow the directions in the airport. If you have any issues, please contact us. We have an emergency contact, manned by a member of the team here in the UK. Please call 0044 7747 488 002. We will be able to help your rep locate you in the airport.
Transfers in Fiji are usually either provided by your liveaboard, a private transfer or airport shuttle.
You will be advised locally of your departure transfer arrangements. The departure tax for Fiji is included in your international airfare.
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