The Nai'a means diving luxury in every way, especially in comfort and service. NAI'A was completely refitted in 1993 and again in 2000 and 2010 with the latest technology, she's the best solution for you to dive in Fiji Islands.

Xu Xiaodong

17/08/2014

We REALLY had a wonderful time! Diving was great! Boat, Crew, Food was top notch! We flew from Beijing to Sydney then to Nadi, so it took awhile to get there! Our trip starts and ends in Lautoka,...

Description

Boat

The NAI’A is a 36 Metre (118ft) steel dive yacht, built and powered for comfort, safety and stability. NAI’A was built in 1979 and was completely refitted in 1993, 2000 and 2010 with the latest technology and facilities specific to diver’s needs. She is diesel-powered and can cruise at 9 knots and has 110/220 volt power on board.

The NAI'A sleeps up to 18 guests in privacy and comfort.

The main deck has a beautiful air conditioned lounge with a TV/DVD and an assortment of books, magazines, games and puzzles.

The upper deck partially is shaded and has chaise longues and chairs.

The dive deck is spacious and well equipped with personal gear boxes and an in-place fill station

Adjacent to the dive deck is a camera room with electrical sockets.

The dive platform has hot freshwater showers and easy access to the tender boat where the dive gear is loaded by the crew.


Cabin

The NAI'A lower deck has 9 comfortable staterooms.

All cabins have private head with shower, closet and AC.

  • 3 Staterooms: Kingsize bed convertible into two single beds, porthole.

  • 2 Staterooms: Kingsize bed and a single bunk-style bed, porthole.

  • 2 Staterooms: Kingsize bed, porthole.

  • 2 Staterooms: Two bunk-style single beds, porthole.


Diving

  • 4 to 5 dives per day including night dive.

  • Weights, weight belts and 80 cu. ft. (12l) aluminium tanks with standard yoke valves are included.

  • All dives are guided by professionals and from two (22ft) inflatable dinghies.


Other information

  • Nitrox available: $150 for 7 days trip, $210 for 10 days trip or $300 for 14 days trip.
  • Rebreather Friendly : Rate on request.
  • Rental Dive Equipment Available: Rate on request and must be booked in advance.
  • Dive Insurance: Mandatory.
  • Travel Insurance: Recommended.
  • Wi-Fi Internet Available: No.
  • Payment on board: By cash (USD), traveler’s cheque or credit card.
  • Crew gratuities : Not included, an average is 10 to 15% of your cruise price depending upon your satisfaction.

Itineraries

Where is Fiji's Finest Scuba Diving?

Central Fiji has the best diving, no doubt about it. This "NAI'A Triangle" of Lomaiviti, Bligh Water and Namena is the focus of our regular itineraries, covering about 500 nautical miles. NAI'A has journeyed throughout Fiji, in all directions and to every corner of the country's boundaries -- and beyond. We've found beautiful sites and dramatic attractions in every region and we still explore new places. But the central region has proved the most consistent in the quality and health of terrains, animals and conditions. Lomaiviti's coral reefs and islands are Fiji's most dynamic and varied: voracious sharks to vibrant soft corals.

Fiji's coral reef system is a complex web of barrier reefs surrounding large lagoons and islands. Coral growth and fish action are most robust on those outer barrier reefs. Marine life is especially concentrated within the reef passages and channels that link the lagoons with the deep ocean. But the barrier reefs are remote and vast - a long way from shore bases - so only the best-equipped live-aboard diving vessels can access these locations. Much of the area remains uncharted and the dive sites untouched. All this makes NAI'A dive sites in the NAI'A Triangle of Lomaiviti, Namena and Bligh Water largely exclusive. You are extremely unlikely to encounter another dive boat during a NAI'A trip -- it will feel like your own private pristine Fiji.

Our normal itinerary for both seven and ten-day charters starts and ends in Lautoka, just north of Nadi, where the international airport is located. After an initial "checkout" dive on the afternoon of boarding, NAI'A heads north and east around the flank of the main island of Viti Levu to reach Bligh Water. Several different dive sites in Bligh Water are available including Vatu-i-ra, E6, Mt. Mutiny, and Cat's Meow, depending on localised weather conditions. From there we choose our sites according to weather, tides, and our passengers' inclinations. But generally we visit the islands and barrier reefs of Namena, Wakaya, and Gau. On ten-day charters we have more time available to dive the various reefs in the Koro Sea, some of them near Namena and others near nowhere!

Fiji's finest diving

We have dived Fiji's finest reefs since 1993, under every imaginable set of circumstances. Importantly, we've kept good records. Many sites are current-dependent and detailed local knowledge is critical in order to maximize the number of good dives in the best spots. For that reason we don't offer a fixed itinerary -- "if it's Tuesday, it must be Wakaya". Instead we tailor each voyage to the tides and weather that week.

Why is Central Fiji the Best for Diving?

A common misconception is that the further you travel the better the diving. We also desire to explore remote locales and "get away from it all". But ecologically and globally speaking, coral reefs don't always share our goals for isolation and solitude.

It is true, however, that offshore diving (away from the populated towns and cities) is generally better - more prolific pristine life, clearer water, and a higher chance of exciting pelagic fish encounters. Look at the Fiji Islands as a whole; you will see that the area in the center of the country between the two main landmasses is still a long way from developed or populated areas.

So why are the reefs here so significant? Well, there are five key ingredients in the perfect coral reef - recipe all of them found in central Fiji region:

  • Temperature & Climate - coral reefs require warm tropical water and sunlight.
  • Salinity, Nutrients & Food - Central Fiji's reefs benefit from the combined effect of nutrient-rich run-off and deep-ocean upwelling. Encouraged by prevailing southeast trade winds, the clean food-laden ocean water is funnelled into and along the deep channel between Fiji's two main islands, Viti Levi and Vanua Levu. And a balancing nutrient load comes down from those two high islands out onto the barrier reefs and into the same central channel. Most NAI'A dive areas lie along that channel line.
  • Circulation - tidal and wind-driven currents are intensified through Fiji's center. They play a crucially important role in circulating cleansing water flow, removing sediment and moving food back and forth throughout the reef system. These same currents aid in the daily mixing of broadcast spawn from fish and invertebrates.

  • Protection - coral reefs need shelter to truly thrive. Open ocean atolls are usually not so luxuriant and abundant as they must develop amid the constant pounding of ocean swells and storm surf. Central Fiji's maze of barrier reefs provides ideal protection without compromising the important water movement.

  • New Recruits - Central Fiji is a nexus for spawn from coral reef animals that have traveled thousands of miles looking for a place to mingle and colonize. This spawn, carried over the open sea surface from all over the Tropical Pacific, finds in Fiji a perfect stop-off point at which to stop, settle and grow. Fiji is the first major barrier for spawn that has traveled across the Pacific with the southeast trades. Like other food and nutrients, this spawn is concentrated in Central Fiji waters, by the topography of the barrier reefs, the deep Bligh Water channel and the life-breathing currents.

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Destinations Fiji
Facilities Rebreathe Friendly
Languages spoken English

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
29/12/2018 to 08/01/2019 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,541.00 Detail
09/02/2019 to 16/02/2019 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,262.00 Detail
16/02/2019 to 26/02/2019 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,658.00 Detail
02/03/2019 to 12/03/2019 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,658.00 Detail
16/03/2019 to 23/03/2019 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,262.00 Detail
23/03/2019 to 02/04/2019 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,658.00 Detail
06/04/2019 to 13/04/2019 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,262.00 Detail
13/04/2019 to 20/04/2019 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,262.00 Detail
27/04/2019 to 07/05/2019 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,658.00 Detail
11/05/2019 to 21/05/2019 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,658.00 Detail
25/05/2019 to 01/06/2019 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,078.00 Detail
05/06/2019 to 15/06/2019 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,658.00 Detail
15/06/2019 to 25/06/2019 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,658.00 Detail
25/06/2019 to 02/07/2019 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,262.00 Detail
10/07/2019 to 19/07/2019 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $4,949.00 Detail
20/07/2019 to 29/07/2019 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $4,949.00 Detail
30/07/2019 to 08/08/2019 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $4,949.00 Detail
10/08/2019 to 19/08/2019 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $4,949.00 Detail
20/08/2019 to 29/08/2019 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $4,949.00 Detail
31/08/2019 to 09/09/2019 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $4,949.00 Detail
10/09/2019 to 19/09/2019 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $4,949.00 Detail
28/09/2019 to 05/10/2019 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,262.00 Detail
05/10/2019 to 15/10/2019 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,658.00 Detail
19/10/2019 to 26/10/2019 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,262.00 Detail
26/10/2019 to 02/11/2019 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,262.00 Detail
09/11/2019 to 16/11/2019 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,262.00 Detail
16/11/2019 to 26/11/2019 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,658.00 Detail
30/11/2019 to 07/12/2019 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,262.00 Detail
28/12/2019 to 07/01/2020 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,658.00 Detail
08/02/2020 to 15/02/2020 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,347.00 Detail
15/02/2020 to 22/02/2020 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,347.00 Detail
29/02/2020 to 10/03/2020 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,778.00 Detail
14/03/2020 to 21/03/2020 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,347.00 Detail
21/03/2020 to 28/03/2020 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,347.00 Detail
04/04/2020 to 14/04/2020 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,778.00 Detail
18/04/2020 to 25/04/2020 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,347.00 Detail
25/04/2020 to 02/05/2020 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,347.00 Detail
09/05/2020 to 16/05/2020 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,347.00 Detail
16/05/2020 to 26/05/2020 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,778.00 Detail
30/05/2020 to 06/06/2020 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,347.00 Detail
06/06/2020 to 13/06/2020 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,347.00 Detail
20/06/2020 to 30/06/2020 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,778.00 Detail
09/07/2020 to 18/07/2020 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $5,078.00 Detail
20/07/2020 to 29/07/2020 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $5,078.00 Detail
30/07/2020 to 08/08/2020 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $5,078.00 Detail
10/08/2020 to 19/08/2020 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $5,078.00 Detail
20/08/2020 to 29/08/2020 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $5,078.00 Detail
31/08/2020 to 09/09/2020 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $5,078.00 Detail
10/09/2020 to 19/09/2020 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $5,078.00 Detail
26/09/2020 to 03/10/2020 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,347.00 Detail
03/10/2020 to 13/10/2020 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,778.00 Detail
17/10/2020 to 24/10/2020 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,347.00 Detail
24/10/2020 to 31/10/2020 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,347.00 Detail
07/11/2020 to 14/11/2020 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,778.00 Detail
14/11/2020 to 24/11/2020 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,778.00 Detail
28/11/2020 to 05/12/2020 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,347.00 Detail
05/12/2020 to 12/12/2020 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,347.00 Detail
29/12/2020 to 08/01/2021 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,778.00 Detail
13/02/2021 to 20/02/2021 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,434.00 Detail
20/02/2021 to 02/03/2021 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,902.00 Detail
06/03/2021 to 13/03/2021 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,434.00 Detail
13/03/2021 to 20/03/2021 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,434.00 Detail
27/03/2021 to 06/04/2021 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,902.00 Detail
10/04/2021 to 17/04/2021 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,434.00 Detail
17/04/2021 to 24/04/2021 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,434.00 Detail
01/05/2021 to 11/05/2021 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,902.00 Detail
15/05/2021 to 22/05/2021 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,434.00 Detail
29/05/2021 to 08/06/2021 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,902.00 Detail
12/06/2021 to 19/06/2021 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,434.00 Detail
19/06/2021 to 26/06/2021 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,434.00 Detail
07/07/2021 to 16/07/2021 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $5,210.00 Detail
17/07/2021 to 26/07/2021 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $5,210.00 Detail
27/07/2021 to 05/08/2021 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $5,210.00 Detail
07/08/2021 to 16/08/2021 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $5,210.00 Detail
17/08/2021 to 26/08/2021 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $5,210.00 Detail
27/08/2021 to 05/09/2021 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $5,210.00 Detail
07/09/2021 to 16/09/2021 9 nights Fiji Nuku Alofa - Nuku Alofa From $5,210.00 Detail
25/09/2021 to 02/10/2021 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,434.00 Detail
02/10/2021 to 09/10/2021 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,434.00 Detail
16/10/2021 to 26/10/2021 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,902.00 Detail
30/10/2021 to 06/11/2021 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,434.00 Detail
06/11/2021 to 13/11/2021 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,434.00 Detail
13/11/2021 to 23/11/2021 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,902.00 Detail
27/11/2021 to 04/12/2021 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,434.00 Detail
04/12/2021 to 11/12/2021 7 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $3,434.00 Detail
29/12/2021 to 08/01/2022 10 nights Fiji Lautoka - Lautoka From $4,902.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Fiji 7 nights Stateroom Double Twin From $3,262.00
Fiji 9 nights Stateroom Double Twin From $4,949.00
Fiji 10 nights Stateroom Double Twin From $4,541.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Dive guide service
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Land tour & Island visit
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Nitrox fills

Useful information

Fiji

Period : Liveaboards trips is possible year round. The winter months of April to October represent the main season for diving. And some of the boats depart for Tonga in August and September to Cocos.

Visa's : Citizens of many countries are granted visitor permits (valid for 4 months) on arrival in Fiji and do not need to obtain a visa in advance.However, please contact the embassy or consulate nearest you for more information.

Climat : The climate is tropical marine with consistent temperatures all year, ranging from averages of 22°C in the cool season, 28°C in the warm season.

Water : Water temps vary throughout the year, in the summer months of January and February you can expect at least 27°C waters, while in the winter months of August and September temps can drop down to 24°C.

Clothing : Light clothes and sun protection is essential while visiting, but a light jacket is good for possible cooler evenings, and rain covers for the wet season.

Plugs : Type I electrical plugs (Australian standard) 240V @ 50Hz

Flights : International flights arrive directly to Nadi from Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and the Continental US.

Currency : Local currency is the Fijian Dollar (FJD), other currencies can be easily changed at banks or money changers, and international ATM's are available. Credit Cards are widely accepted.

Diver's reviews (1)

Xu Xiaodong, 17/08/2014

We REALLY had a wonderful time! Diving was great! Boat, Crew, Food was top notch! We flew from Beijing to Sydney then to Nadi, so it took awhile to get there! Our trip starts and ends in Lautoka, just north of Nadi. The diving is great with vast walls of soft corals, fish and critters! Majority of the diving is in currents, some weak some strong. We rarely dove the same site twice, with the exception of a few we couldn't get enough of. We also did a shark dive that was really fun if you like that kind of dive. During the trip, we did a visit to a Fijian village on Gao Island for a tour. The Nai'a boat was super good, we enjoyed everything onboard. We have been to Similan Islands in Thailand before, and we can say Fiji is even better. Thank you Dive and Cruise for the wonderful trip you planed for us! We would like to go Palau next year with you guys!

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