Beqa Lagoon is located to the south of the main Fijian island of
Viti Levu making it accessible for short stays and the perfect way
to start or end a trip to Fiji.
The main draw for divers in the world-famous 'Shark Encounter',
where you can dive with up to eight species of sharks: blacktip
reef sharks, whitetip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, silvertip
sharks, tawny nurse sharks, sicklefin lemon sharks, bull sharks and
the occasional tiger shark. Phew! In addition, you can also
encounter giant groupers, maori wrasse, rainbow runners, giant
trevally, java morays, eagle rays and more than 400 species of
tropical reef fish. Phew again! If you like shark diving, it
doesn't get much better.
Away from the sharks, the area offers wonderful soft corals too.
The lagoon is over 100 square miles of clear water protected by
30km of barrier reef, making this one of the world's largest
One of the nice things about staying in Beqa Lagoon, which you
don't get in some of the more remote parts of Fiji, is that it is a
good base from which to explore some of what the main island of
Viti Levu has to offer. Fiji has some fascinating cultural sites to
explore which is often overlooked.
All in all, there is a lot to recommend in Beqa Lagoon for your
Fiji diving holiday.