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Scuba Diving in Beqa Lagoon

Water temperature:

25°C (77°F) in winter to 29°C (84°F) in summer


3mm in summer, 5mm wetsuit in winter


25 - 50 metres (80 - 165 feet), visibility is best during the winter months (May to October)

Type of diving:

Mostly reef dives

Marine life:

Dolphins, sharks, manta rays, eagle rays, turtles, barracuda, trevally, cuttlefish, surgeonfish, fusiliers, antheas, flashlight fish

When to go:

Any time of year

How to get there:

From the UK - Air New Zealand fly to Fiji from London Heathrow on Thursday and Saturday afternoons via Los Angeles.
Worldwide - from Los Angeles flights take 10 hours, from Honolulu they take 6.5 hours, from Melbourne 4.5 hours, from Sydney 3 hours 50 mins, from Brisbane 3.5 hours, from Auckland 3 hours, from Tokyo 9 hours and from Seoul 11 hours.

Fiji - Courtesy of Carina Hall

Beqa Lagoon is created by a barrier reef that is covered in profuse coral growth. The volcanic Tonga trench supplies tons of nutrients down to the islands that allow an ecosystem to flourish. There are some wreck dives here as well as reefs, walls and tunnels. Divers can expect to enjoy the company of sharks and other large fish. To explore that little bit further a field and to access the more remote sites, a liveaboard may be a good option.

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