Jacques Cousteau put Fiji on the diving map when he declared it “the soft coral capital of the world”. Divers will also find big shark encounters, exciting drift dives and plenty of wrecks to explore. The following are some of the islands’ top-rated dive sites:
Beqa Lagoon, Pacific Harbour The best open-water shark dive on earth.
Rainbow Reef, Taveuni Gorgeous soft corals and fast drift dives.
E-6, Bligh Water The photographer’s favourite, accessed by live-aboard boat.
Naiqoro Passage, Kadavu Beautiful drift dive on the Astrolabe Reef.
The Salamander, Mamanucas A 36m wreck now home to puffer fish.