15 BEST Dive Resorts in Fiji 🤿 [2025]© FijiPocketGuide.com
15 BEST Dive Resorts in Fiji 🤿 [2025]

15 BEST Dive Resorts in Fiji 🤿 [2025]

© FijiPocketGuide.com

Our Recommended 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 your 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. Viani Bay Resort / Dive Academy (Vanua Levu)

A 5-Star PADI diving and freediving centre, Viani Bay Resort is a boutique dive resort just moments away from Fiji’s famous Rainbow Reef. Not only does the resort, home to Dive Academy, offer an array of PADI courses, but also offers manta ray diving for something extra special. As for accommodation, the resort marries sustainability with local craftsmanship, featuring ocean-front bungalows made from locally sourced timber. Meanwhile, dining at the resort is an experience in itself, offering a set menu of locally sourced, organic ingredients that celebrate Fijian flavours.

Note that although this resort is located on Vanua Levu, its remote location is easier to get from Taveuni – just a 15-minute boat ride.

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10 Best Dive Resorts in Fiji© Viani Bay Resort / Dive Academy

2. The Pearl South Pacific Resort (Pacific Harbour)

Home of Aqua Trek Beqa, one of the pioneers of shark diving in Fiji, The Pearl South Pacific Resort should be a serious consideration for adventure diving in Fiji. Enjoy easy access to dive sites in the acclaimed Beqa Lagoon and don’t miss their “Ultimate Shark Encounter” diving with up to eight species of shark (certified divers only). If you’re not certified, well, they have PADI courses for that too! In between dives, stay in one of their contemporary hotel-style rooms or treat yourself to one of their luxury penthouses. Either way, you’ll have access to a large outdoor swimming pool and pool bar, several dining options including their signature fine dining establishment overlooking the coast, a day spa, and the popular Pearl Golf & Country Club, as featured in the 10 Best Golf Resorts in Fiji.

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10 Best Dive Resorts in Fiji© The Pearl South Pacific Resort

3. Paradise Taveuni (Taveuni)

There’s something for everyone at Paradise Taveuni, whether you’re a honeymooning couple or on a family getaway. The resort specialises in scuba diving with its in-house Paradise Taveuni Dive PADI dive centre, offering a range of exciting dives at the Rainbow Reef, as well as diving with pilot whales and manta rays if the opportunity arises. The luxurious resort will keep you comfortable in their “Oceanview Bures” to their premium “Deluxe Oceanfront Bure” with an outdoor tub and a four-poster bed. It’s also easy to immerse in the Fijian culture here with weekly “lovo” nights and village visits available.

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15 BEST Dive Resorts in Fiji 🤿 [2025]© Paradise Taveuni

4. Matava Eco Adventure Resort (Kadavu)

Dive one of Fiji’s best-kept secrets, the Great Astrolabe Reef, at Matava Eco Adventure Resort! This off-the-grid PADI dive resort offers all the usual dive courses, as well as the opportunity to dive with manta rays. Between dives, stay in seclusion across a hillside in one of the eco-resort’s traditionally inspired bures. Meals are shared family-style on long tables in the main restaurant and bar. Matava offers a range of additional experiences, including fishing, surfing, spa treatments, cultural immersion, birdwatching and more. See more stays in this lesser-visited paradise in the 5 Best Resorts on Kadavu.

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15 BEST Dive Resorts in Fiji 🤿 [2025]© Matava Eco Adventure Resort

5. Ratu Kini Backpackers & Dive Resort (Mamanuca Islands)

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 Backpackers & 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 Accommodations on the Mamanuca Islands for more details.

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10 Best Dive Resorts in Fiji© Ratu Kini Backpackers and Dive Resort

6. Taveuni Dive Resort (Taveuni)

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 20 Best Resorts on Taveuni.

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10 Best Dive Resorts in Fiji© Taveuni Dive Resort

7. Waidroka Bay Surf & Dive Resort (Coral Coast/Pacific Harbour)

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. There are plenty more resorts that can arrange scuba diving on the Coral Coast, so check them out in the 20 Best Resorts on the Coral Coast.

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10 Best Dive Resorts in Fiji© Waidroka Bay Surf & Dive Resort

8. Mantaray Island Resort (Yasawa Islands)

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 20 Best Resorts in the Yasawa Islands.

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10 Best Dive Resorts in Fiji© Mantaray Island Resort

9. Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort (Vanua Levu)

We can’t do a list of the best dive resorts in Fiji 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 accommodations.

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10. Beqa Lagoon Island Resort (Pacific Harbour)

Located in the Beqa Lagoon on Beqa Island, the Beqa Lagoon Island Resort 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 20 Best Resorts on the Pacific Harbour & Beqa.

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10 Best Dive Resorts in Fiji© Beqa Lagoon Island Resort

11. Castaway Island Resort (Mamanuca Islands)

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 8.5 m (28 ft) 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 25 Best Family Resorts in Fiji.

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10 Best Dive Resorts in Fiji© Castaway Island Resort

12. VOMO Island Resort (Mamanuca Islands)

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”. Check out more resorts like this in the 25 Best Luxury Resorts in Fiji.

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10 Best Dive Resorts in Fiji© Vomo Island Resort

13. Blue Lagoon Beach Resort (Yasawa Islands)

Situated on the shores of turquoise waters, Blue Lagoon Beach Resort is an idyllic getaway for backpackers, mates’ escapes and families. “Stay” in budget lodges, deluxe villas and backpacker dorms and “play” at the on-site PADI dive centre where you can get scuba certified and enjoy access to around 30 different dive sites near the resort. Find out more about getting your Open Water certification in How to Learn to Scuba Dive in Fiji: The Ultimate Guide.

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15 BEST Dive Resorts in Fiji 🤿 [2025]© Blue Lagoon Beach Resort

14. Barefoot Kuata Island Resort (Yasawa Islands)

We like to think of Barefoot Kuata Island Resort as affordable luxury in the Yasawas with a whole lot of character and a whole lot of adventure with the amazing shark diving trips! What’s more, they are one of the few that are SSI-affiliated, while their shallower shark dive means that even new divers can enjoy diving with sharks. For certified divers, there are an additional 25 dive sites surrounding the resort. In between, stay in one of their “Safari Rooms” or “Bures” and enjoy amenities including three swimming pools, tropical gardens, island walks, conservation programs, private and cultural dining and much more.

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15 BEST Dive Resorts in Fiji 🤿 [2025]© FijiPocketGuide.com

15. Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat (Vanua Levu)

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 Vanua Levu‘s Viani Bay. 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 and boutique. Learn more in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations on Vanua Levu.

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10 Best Dive Resorts in Fiji© Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat

More Dive Resorts in Fiji

That’s it for our list of the best dive resorts in Fiji. For more on the subject, “dive” into more of our insightful guides:

Finally, see how these dive resorts in Fiji compare to The Top 50 Resorts in Fiji and, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Complete Guide to Scuba Diving in Fiji.


Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before settling in the South Pacific, so he knows a thing or two about planning the perfect trip in this corner of the world. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides and is a regular host of webinars with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.

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