We just got back from Fiji. What a holiday! The BEST, most chilled dive holiday you could imagine. We stayed at Nakia Resort and Dive. What a place, everything was perfect, not a single ‘but’ about it. The resort was fantastic, it’s ideal for non-divers as well, you can do as much or as little as you like, and you get well looked after.
This is what we did……..
We had never been to Fiji and knew very little about what was on offer. So with our holiday criteria in mind we searched the internet. We chose Nakia because of the excellent travel and diving reviews, we also noted that they would arrange marriage ceremonies, if requested. So all criteria met, we made our booking.
Robyn met us at the small airport on arrival and we immediately fell into an easy banter. On the way to the resort she told us about the arrangements they had made for us and we quickly became aware that everything we had requested, and more, was arranged and taken care of, all we had to do was enjoy ourselves. AND WE SURE DID.
This was our itinerary:
Day 1. Arrive Nakia Resort, Breakfast, two boat dives on the Ribbon Reef, lunch, sleep, dinner, sleep.
Our first dive on the Ribbon Reef and it didn’t disappoint. It’s been a while since we’ve been able to take photos in clear warm water. We just loved it.
Day 2. Breakfast, two boat dives, lunch, sleep, dinner, sleep.
The current was much stronger this day so we were given reef hooks to anchor ourselves to take photos, as well as do our safety stops on the reef. After a quick lesson on how to use them we were ready to go. These were great dives, it was a lot of fun learning how best to use the reef hooks. While we were hooked onto the reef doing our safety stop we had a large barracuda hanging around in front of us. This was first close encounter with a barracuda.
Day 3. Breakfast, drive to town to book wedding ceremony and do all the other official stuff, lunch, sleep, night (muck) dive under local wharf, dinner, sleep.
We loved this dive. We had rested most of the day and were looking forward to some activity. We arrived at the wharf just before sundown and the water was unbelievably clear and full of bait fish. There were young boys everywhere on the wharf trying their luck at catch these small bait fish with hand lines and a hook before it got dark. We got in the water just before sundown and watched the darkness surround us under the water. It was particularly dark under the wharf, but the beam of our touches was all we needed for scouring the bottom looking for interesting creatures.
Enough. I think this blog is big enough. I will continue telling you about this trip in a later blog. There is too much to tell in just one blog and we have so many photos that we want to share.