Named after the famous Captain Bligh of The Bounty, Bligh Water is the stretch of sea that separates Fiji's two main islands: Vanua Levu and Viti Levu. It is home to some ripping currents which means great soft coral and marine life. Add in some truly stunning resorts and you can see the appeal.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • Stunning coft corals that thrive in the current.
  • Nutrient-rich waters that bring in the small life that then attracts the big stuff. Expect pelagics!
  • Beautiful resorts from which to experience all the fantastic diving.

Luxury Diving Holidays in Bligh Water: The Detail

Large amounts of movement of water through Bligh Water, which is the channel between the main islands of Vanua Levu and Viti Levu means that this water is incredibly nutrient-rich. This attracts the small stuff which then attracts the big stuff so the marine life possibilities in this part of Fiji are stunning.

Strong currents mean that some of the dive sites in Bligh Water are only for more experienced divers (there are plenty for the less experienced too). What the current means is stunning soft corals in all manner of colours. Fiji is known as the 'soft coral capital of the world' and here in Bligh Water you can see why.

Bligh Water covers a large area and there is a wide variety of dive sites. Some of the best are Namena Marine Reserve where you will find an abundance of life; Koro Island with its crystal clear waters; and Wakaya with its stunning reefs. And there are plenty more!

All in all, it's hard to see what there is not to like about diving in Bligh Water.


Original Highlight

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Best site of all, in our opinion, is Saxophone, close to Wakaya. It's a sink hole that then emerges out on to the face of the reef where you can hang on and watch the world - including turtles and jack - go by.

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  • Average Temp. — 26°C / 78°F
  • Rainfall — 32cm / 12.9 inches
  • Water Temp. — 28°C / 82°F
Flight from London

19:45 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +12 hrs

Best visit months

From May to November

Top picks for Bligh Water

Wakaya Club

Wakaya Club

Bligh Water

The Wakaya Club & Spa is arguably one of the best "dive resorts" in the world! It isn’t of course a dive resort at all but all your diving is included.

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