Diving in Viti Levu

Pristine white sand beaches and seemingly untouched, crystal clear waters, make of Viti Levu the getaway destination for honeymooners and families alike. Viti Levu, the heart of the Fijian islands and the largest of all the islands, is home Suva, the Capital of Fiji, and home to 75% of the country’s population. Covered in lush, green mountainsides, volcanic peaks, and beautiful river valleys, you will find this island sitting directly in the path of the prevailing trade winds, making it subject to more torrential rainfall. Viti Levu is also the busiest of all the islands in the archipelago. This region is fast becoming recognized for its world-class diving and pristine coral reefs. One of the most popular activities in the area is shark feeding dive at Shark Reef, where you can encounter bull and tiger sharks. You will find relatively consistent diving conditions all year-round. Dive into the crystalline, warm waters of Viti Levu, that rarely drop 78º F (26º C). Adventurer divers that are looking to explore all of Viti Levu’s different possibilities can explore the area by Liveaboard diving, a perfect option for all travelers. Beware of the monsoon season that happens from December to April; the best month to travel to this region is May.

Dive Sites in Viti Levu

Featured places to go in Viti Levu


Located on the north side of the island you will find Rakiraki that is fast becoming one of the most desired diving locations in Fiji.

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Coral Coast

On the south-west corner of Viti Levu, you will find the Coral Coast, which takes its name after the fringing coral reef that runs just offshore.

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Pacific Harbour

The adventure capital of Fiji, Pacific Harbour, awaits you.

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The capital of the paradisiac country of Fiji is Suva, where divers from all over the world come to scuba dive.

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Aquatic Life in Viti Levu

Dive into the waters of Shark Reef Marine Reserve, a marine sanctuary where you will live a thrilling experience; encounters with dozens of shark species like colossal tiger sharks, bull sharks, and lemon sharks will get your heart pumping. You can also expect to see other shark species like blacktip, whitetip, nurse, silvertip, and grey reef sharks. High biodiversity inhabits Viti Levu with manta and eagle rays, giant groupers, turtles, and barracudas, as well as healthy reef ecosystems every color of the rainbow represented in the numerous hard and soft coral species, sponges, and hundreds of reef fish species living here.