The Best Resorts for Scuba Diving in Fiji
If you’re coming to the islands of Fiji to see the “Soft Coral Capital” for yourself, to swim with giant Manta Rays or elusive Bull Sharks, to dive through coral arches or learn scuba diving for the first time, then you’re going to want to stay at a dive resort. Dive resorts in Fiji offer their own in-house dive centres, either affiliated with PADI or SSI ensuring high-quality courses and equipment. A great way to pick you dive destination in Fiji is to pick a resort that suits your needs and tastes. Check out some of our top recommendations in our list of the best dive resorts in Fiji!
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1. Ratu Kini Dive Resort
This budget resort in the Mamanuca Islands shows that you don’t have to pay a premium price to stay close to amazing dive sites in Fiji. Ratu Kini Dive Resort on Mana Island is surrounded by more than 20 dive sites. They’ll certainly be able to train you up and get you there too, with their on-site PADI dive shop offering courses from beginner to advanced. As for accommodation, Ratu Kini offers a range of rooms to suit all styles, from dormitory rooms to family bures. Check out the 5 Best Budget Accommodation on the Mamanuca Islands for more details.
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2. Taveuni Dive Resort
Moments away from famous Fiji dive locations like the Rainbow Reef, Taveuni Dive Resort is well worth considering. Taveuni Dive Resort’s very own 5-Star PADI dive centre is a great place to learn and rent decent scuba gear. They also pride themselves on high-quality dive boats to get you out to the dive sites quickly and comfortably. The resort has a luxurious array of stand-alone bures, each named after a favourite Rainbow Reef dive site. Learn more about the resort in the 10 Best Resorts on Taveuni.
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3. Waidroka Bay Surf & Dive Resort
Wedged between Viti Levu’s Coral Coast and the Pacific Harbour, Waidroka Bay Surf & Dive Resort is an excellent base for scuba diving in the Beqa Lagoon. The Beqa Lagoon is lined by one of the world’s longest barrier reefs, offering plenty of opportunities for divers, including shark diving. The resort has five different dive boats and offers a wide range of PADI courses. The resort also specialises in surfing and wellness retreats.
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4. Mantaray Island Resort
Learn to dive or check out the more advanced dive sites around the Mantaray Island Resort in the Yasawa Islands. Mantaray Island Resort offers more than the average resort, with freediver courses and the opportunity to scuba dive with sharks and manta rays. They have an on-site SSI dive centre, offering introductory dives, courses for kids, as well as specialist dive courses. During your time here, you’ll have the opportunity to stick to your budget in the dorm or splash out on a luxury villa. Learn more about the resort in the 10 Best Resorts in the Yasawa Islands.
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5. Mai Dive Astrolabe Reef Resort
Get to the world’s fourth-largest barrier reef by staying and diving with Mai Dive Astrolabe Reef Resort. The off-the-beaten-track resort is located on Ono Island off the island of Kadavu. The PADI dive resort offers courses and access to dive sites on the Great Astrolabe Reef all within a 30-minute boat ride. The boutique resort also features eco-friendly bungalows on the beach. Learn more about the resort in the 8 Best Resorts on Kadavu.
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6. Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat
Divers on a budget, but still wanting to hit the top dive spots, check out the Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat. The legendary Rainbow Reef is less than a 10-minute boat ride away from this secluded resort on the tip of Vanua Levu’s southern peninsula. The resort is home to its very own PADI centre, where guests can learn in English or German. Accommodation at the resort is basic but comfortable with a choice of bures and jungle tents. Learn more in the 10 Best Budget Accommodation on Vanua Levu.
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7. Beqa Lagoon Island Resort
Located in the Beqa Lagoon on Beqa Island, the Beqa Lagoon has access to some of the best dive sites off Fiji’s mainland. Learn to dive at the Beqa Lagoon Island Resort’s very own 5-Star PADI centre or hit them up for their gear rentals. They even offer a Bubblemaker Course for kids aged eight years and up. As for accommodation, the resort offers stylish bures and suites, some with private plunge pools and surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Find out more in the 10 Best Resorts on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.
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8. Castaway Island Resort
An island resort in the Mamanuca Islands that offers something for everyone, Castaway Island also appeals to divers thanks to their on-site 5-Star PADI dive centre. Jump onboard their purpose-built 8.5m (28ft) dive boat for up to 16 divers and head out to the 30 dive sites within a 20-minute ride away. Get certified and be reassured that Castaway Island Resort has something for your whole holiday group, with a kids’ club, day spa and much more. Find out more in the 10 Best Family Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands.
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9. VOMO Island Resort
This private island resort not only offers a luxurious stay in between the Mamanuca and the Yasawa Islands, but it also has its own PADI dive centre. VOMO Island Resort is even home to five of its own dive sites just five minutes away. Kids to advanced divers have courses to experience here. Modern and stylish villas are available to stay in across the island, whether it’s with glorious views from a Hilltop Villa to a stay on the absolute beachfront at the Beachfront Retreats. Learn more in the 7 Best Luxury Resorts in the Mamanuca Islands.
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10. Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort
Finally, we can’t leave you without mentioning the acclaimed Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort and its full-service PADI dive operation. Located near Savusavu on Vanua Levu, Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort offers dives at the nearby Namena Marine Reserve, home to more than 1,200 species of fish. The resort is also renowned for its educational kids’ club, as well as its spa services and luxury accommodation. Learn more in the 7 Best Luxury Resorts on Vanua Levu.