Fiji – Oct/Nov 2024
Fijian Exploration and Fantastic Diving aboard Nai’a
Choose between our two trips on Fiji’s Premier liveaboard
Join Richard and Wendy’s ‘Our Beloved Seas’ expedition in search of Fiji’s unique fishes
Fiji iconic Liveaboard adventure
Fijian exploration around the world famous Bligh Waters and beyond
Lau Group Exploration
Trip One: Bligh Waters – 10 nights
19-29th October 2024
1 x Cabin Available
Trip Two: Special Lau Group Charter – 11 nights
29th October – 9th November 2024
FULL – Contact us for Waitlist
Wendy and Richard have had many connections with Fiji over the years. Wendy lived in Fiji as a teenager and even learned to dive there. Richard has made several visits to the islands to dive, but also worked as a marine conservationist for a project based in the islands several years ago.
This time, with their charters of Nai’a they will be able to explore further afield and hunt for those elusive endemics and stunning reefs. They have chosen to dive with Nai’a, the nation’s most iconic and long-standing liveaboard. The first charter is a slightly longer 10 night trip out to the rarely visited and off the beaten path Lau Group with 57 islets to the east of Vitu Levu. The second, 9 night, trip will be more centrally based around the Bligh Waters and beyond. We’ll have any of Fiji’s endemic fishes on our radar. Particularly for Richard, Marjorie’s fairy wrasse and an undescribed syngnathid are musts!
TRIP ONE: Bligh Waters – 10 nights
Trip start: 19th October 2024
Trip end: 29th October 2024
Prices start from: US$ 6250
Availability: 1 x Cabin Available
Depart from: Nadi
Return to: Nadi
TRIP TWO: Special Lau Group Charter – 11 nights
Trip start: 29th October 2024
Trip end: 9th November 2024
Prices start from: US$ 5200
Availability: Full – contact us for waitlist
Depart from: Nadi
Return to: Nadi
We have two fantastic itineraries aboard the Nai’a liveaboard. The first trip, 10 nights, will take in the central islands and the world famous Bligh Water between Viti Levu and Vanua Levu over nine nights. The second, 11 nights long, will explore the Lau Group of Islands to the east of Viti Levu. These off the beaten path islands are very rarely visited and dived, so we will look forward to exploring them with the region’s most knowledgeable crew. Both will of course have stunning reefs and fascinating indigenous species that we shall be hunting for.
Designed and built in Holland by the world’s finest steel ship craftsmen, NAI’A is 120ft long and 30ft wide with nine passenger staterooms and room for 14 crew. A solid expeditionary ship, she has the range and stability to sail the far reaches of the Pacific and has travelled from her base in Fiji to Vanuatu and New Caledonia, Tonga, Samoa, Tuvalu, Funafuti and the Phoenix Islands in Kiribati.
NAI’A has accommodation for 18 passengers in 9 air-conditioned staterooms with private ensuite heads. All the staterooms were entirely rebuilt in 2010 and are larger than those on most dive vessels with plenty of stowage for gear. They are bright, airy, and comfortable and have both 110v and 220v power.
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Marine life talks by Dr Richard Smith
Transfers from Nadi Airport
Prices start from $5200 per person – please contact us for details
AMAZING! Richard is able to make scientific talks hugely entertaining . I learnt so much, and every dive after the talks I found myself on the hunt for the new critters I had just learnt all about. Brilliant!
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The talks enhance the diving experience and encourage new interest outside the obviously spectacular! Friendly, approachable organisation