What could be more exciting than a dive holiday that ticks off a bucket list adventure like shark diving in Fiji?! Only a 3 hour flight from Auckland, Fiji has great year around diving conditions with friendly water temperatures and visibility which can easily exceed 100 ft. It is renowned for the best ‘ shark diving‘ in the world – up to 9 species of sharks.
The Beqa Lagoon is one of the world’s largest barrier reefs. It is surrounded by over 190 miles of spectacular coral, it is world renowned for its spectacular soft coral and abundant marine life. It has Fiji's largest variety of diving in one centralised area and is easily accessible directly from the airport on Viti Levu. It is also called "The mecca of pacific diving”…is the home of Fiji’s world famous shark dives!
The Ultimate Shark Encounter features multiple bull sharks (largest in the world), white-tip reef sharks, black-tip reef sharks, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, grey reef sharks, silver-tip sharks and over 300 species of fish. As if that isn’t enough, 16 + foot tiger sharks come in regularly, making this a ‘shark lovers’ dream dive.
You will definitely want to have that camera ready. Of course, most people are so blown away by the sight of sharks up close and personal that they forget to take their camera out. Because the area is protected, this section of the reef is home to many types of reef fish and other pelagics as well. Giant trevally dart in for a free meal, huge groupers that look like a semi-truck are grazing nearby the action, moray-eels, skip-jacks and coral trout stick their nose in and dozens of remoras (shark-suckers) cruise just below the surface waiting for their free ride with their symbiotic relationship with the sharks.
There are a couple of dive companies that offer shark diving experiences in Fiji or you can organise your trip through Splash Dive to the fantastic Waidroka Resort which also offers other adventure activities such as white water rafting, skydiving, surfing, kayaking, jet skiing and zip lining.