The island of Taveuni is located just off Vanua Levu, Fiji's
second island. It still feels incredibly remote which is part of
its charm with just a handful of hotels.
The main draw for divers is that this is the closest access
point to the wonderful diving to be found in the Somosomo Strait
which is generally considered to be home to Fiji's best diving.
What makes it so special is the ripping currents that come through
the Strait making it the perfect environment for soft coral. Sites
like the world-famous Great White Wall are mind-blowingly
beautiful. You have to be careful when you dive or you will end up
on a manic drift dive but get it right and the diving is
There are a number of dive sites on the Rainbow Reefs in the
Strait and while the quality of the soft coral may be the main
draw, it is not the only reason to dive here as the fish life is
fantastic. In the right season you will find mantas, hammerheads,
all manner of reef sharks and even the odd whale shark, as well as
lots of fascinating small stuff.
Add to the diving some world-class places to lay your head each
night and a beautiful island with World Heritage status and you can
see why we are such fans. Quite simply, this is why you travel all
the way to Fiji.