Diving the Mamanuca Islands

A small, condensed volcanic archipelago lying just west of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, makes up The Mamanuca Islands. Due to its proximity to the town of Nadi, this archipelago, made up of about 20 small islands, is a popular tourist destination. Diving in The Mamanucas, you will see a stunning marine environment consisting of warm, crystal-clear water, colorful coral reefs, and abundant sea life. Great dive sites suited for all levels of divers can be found in this area, with easy accessibility to most sites that are located between 2-30 minutes from the boat dock. This picture-perfect place is also great for family-friendly snorkeling. In this archipelago, you will find many possible adventures such as drift dives, night dives, wreck dives, and easy reef dives. The Mamanucas are also filled with heart-pounding adventures. One of the most sought-after experiences is bull shark diving. Local dive guides will take you to an area with dozens of these animals, where you will have a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with these powerful creatures in their natural environment. The best way to arrive at the Mamanuca Islands is by boat or seaplane, although you can also get there by helicopter.

Dive Sites in Mamanuca Islands

Featured places to go in Mamanuca Islands

Malolo Island

Expect to see caves, pinnacles, walls, shipwrecks, amazing shark encounters, and even a B26 Bomber from WWII at Malolo Island.

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Aquatic Life in Mamanuca Islands

Crystalline waters surround the paradisiac Mamanuca Islands, where life is abundant and unique. In this area you will have the opportunity to encounter a vast array of marine life, from the largest bull shark down to the tiniest nudibranch. The nutrient-rich waters of the outer barrier reef allow for incredible growth and diversity. Some of the species you will find are soft corals of every color of the rainbow, schooling barracuda, manta rays, reef sharks, and turtles. You can also expect to see swimming along the reef moray eels, crayfish, clown fish, spotted eagle rays, huge sea fans, and thousands of tiny reef fish.