Diving in Taveuni

The third-largest island in Fiji, after Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, is Taveuni, also known as the “Garden Island” for its abundance of lush plant life. This is the ideal place to do some ecotourism as it has places filled with high biodiversity and abundant wildlife. You will find all the wonders of a tropical vacation on this tiny island. Taveuni is a beautiful paradise of local farms, tropical rainforests, excellent jungle treks, spectacular waterfalls, world-class surfing, and top-notch diving. The Somosomo Strait is one of the world’s most sought-after dive destinations, and it separates the island from its more massive neighboring island, Vanua Levu, to the north. Head to Rainbow Reef, a fantastic dive site where can admire some of the most colorful soft corals in the world bloom as they open to feed on the passing nutrients, due to the nutrient-rich waters that pump through the strait. The Great White Wall is another exciting dive area within the strait, where you can watch as large pelagic animals come in to feed, as well as many other species such as barracudas manta rays, and reef sharks. You can arrive at Taveuni by a short flight or by water on a short ferry ride.

Dive Sites in Taveuni

Featured places to go in Taveuni

Somosomo Strait

Running between Taveuni Island and Vanua Levu, you will find The Somosomo Strait, Fiji’s best-known diving destination.

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Aquatic Life in Taveuni

Fiji is known as the coral capital of the world due to the many colorful reefs surrounding Taveuni. The colors, abundance, and diversity of the coral here are unmatched. Hundreds of different coral species make a unique underwater sight. You will also find thousands of different reef fish species such as lionfish, butterfly fish, clown fish, blennies, parrot fish, reef sharks, and the occasional manta ray. As you dive in this unique dive site you can watch coral polyps that open up to feed off this nutrient rich waters. Diving in this region is unlike anything you will ever see and experience again.