Fiji is known as a hotspot for diving, with massive schools of pelagics such as Bigeye Trevally, Scad, and Barracuda, Gray Reef and Whitetip Reef Sharks, and unusual creatures like the Leaf Scorpionfish and Ornate Ghost Pipefish. Fiji's Bligh Waters even has a dive site called Humann Nature, named after REEF Co-Founder Paul Humann! The luxurious NAI'A is world-renowned for her crew of experienced Fijian divers and sailors known for their friendliness and expertise. The itinerary also includes a visit to a traditional Fijian village, providing a great cultural experience in addition to unforgettable diving.
Project Focus: The purpose of this trip is to conduct fish surveys to support REEF's Volunteer Fish Survey Project. Click here to learn more about participating in fish surveys on a REEF Field Survey Trip!
Best Suited For: Divers. The itinerary and selection of sites will cater to divers, however experienced snorkelers may also enjoy this trip.
Accommodations: There are 9 staterooms onboard, all of which have private ensuite bathrooms. Three staterooms have king-size beds that may be configured as individual singles, two rooms have both a king bed and a single bunk above at the foot, two staterooms have only a king bed, and two staterooms have 2 twin bunk beds. All of the staterooms have plenty of storage for gear.
Diving: Approximately 3-4 dives will be scheduled each day, with opportunities for some night dives. The average water temperature during the time of the trip is 82 degrees Fahrenheit. More information on water temperate is available on the NAI'A's website. All diving on the NAI'A is done from inflatable skiffs. Tanks, weights, and Nitrox for certified divers is included in the cost of the charter. Nitrox is included in the charter price.
Pricing, Inclusions, and Other Fees
Been on NAI'A before? Returning guests may be eligible for a discount on this trip. Please inform REEF at the time of booking if you are a repeat passenger on the NAI'A and we will confirm any available discounts.
Your Package Includes: The trip package includes 10 nights of double occupancy accommodation, 9 days of diving, round-trip transfers to the ship from the airport or hotels in the Nadi area, all meals onboard, beverages including wine with dinner, tanks, weights, Nitrox for certified divers, and taxes.
REEF Program Fee: A REEF Program Fee of $350 per diver will be added to each package to cover the cost of the group leader, seminar, and REEF survey materials.
Additional Fees - Not Included: The following costs are not included in the price paid to REEF. All flights, alcoholic beverages other than the house wine served with dinner, optional rental equipment, and optional souvenir purchases onboard. A fuel surcharge may be added to each person's onboard bill. If applicable, the fuel surcharge amount will be determined approximately 90 days prior to the start of the trip. Gratuities for the crew are not included in the cost of the charter and are at each individual's discretion.
To reserve your space, email trips@REEF.org or call 305-588-5869. A $1,000 per person deposit will be due to confirm your reservation. Visit our Trip Policies page for more information on deposit and payment schedules.
Fiji Travel Info
Insurance: Travel insurance is not included. REEF strongly recommends that each participant purchase adequate dive travel insurance to protect you from unforeseen circumstances. REEF partners with both DiveAssure and DAN to offer travel insurance packages specifically for divers. REEF will receive a portion of the proceeds from travel insurance purchases when you click on the following affiliate links for DiveAssure or DAN.
How to Get There: Participants should make arrangements to fly into Nadi International Airport (airport code NAN), arriving on or before April 12, and departing on or after April 22. Participants are responsible for booking their own airfare. REEF is not able to book air travel for participants.
Transfers: Participants will be transferred from Nadi to the boat at 1pm on April 12 and back to the Nadi area (airport or hotel) after disembarking at 8am on April 22. The NAI'A office can recommend in-transit hotels that offer half-day rates to accommodate early arrival and late departure times.
Passports, Documentation and Visas: To clear customs and immigration in Fiji, you must show a passport that is valid for at least 6 months and a return airline ticket. Citizens of most countries do not require a visa to enter Fiji. Please consult the appropriate consulate to be sure you have the appropriate documentation for travel.
COVID-19 Considerations: It is the participant's responsibility to ensure that they understand and comply with all local requirements (for entry and visit as a tourist) of the host destination, and for exit and entry requirements for their home country. Be prepared for your plans to change. Be sure your travel insurance covers COVID-related issues. No travel is risk-free during the COVID-19 pandemic. Countries may further restrict travel or bring in new rules at short notice, for example, due to a new COVID-19 variant. Please be aware that REEF is not a travel agent. We are doing our best to interpret the information provided by our trip vendor and the host country’s government COVID-19 webpages. We encourage everyone to do their own research, interpretation, and due diligence. Please see REEF’s COVID-19 Considerations and Vaccine Policies section in our REEF Field Survey Trips Policies page for more information.