From Matei it takes roughly forty minutes by boat to reach the superb dive sites along the Rainbow Reef off the south coast of Vanua Levu. The rich current-fed waters off Matei are also fantastic for big game fishing, with marlin, swordfish and yellowfin tuna plentiful. As well as the operators listed here, Makaira Resort can also organize game-fishing trips (US$360 per half-day) in a 24ft aluminium boat.

Operators

Jewel Bubble Divers Beverley Beach 888 2080, jeweldiversfiji.com. Diving and snorkelling trips. Two-tank dive US$120.
Swiss Fiji Divers Beverley Beach 888 0586, swissfijidivers.com. Long-established outfit offering diving and snorkelling trips. Two-tank dive F$150.
Taveuni Dive Waiyevo 828 1063, taveunidive.com. Diving and snorkelling trips to the Great White Wall on Rainbow Reef. Two-tank dive F$265.
Taveuni Ocean Sports Nakia 867 7513, taveunioceansports.com. Family-owned operation, offering snorkelling, kayaking, surfing, fishing and scuba diving. Activities cost from F$40 per day; 2-tank dive US$120.

Travel offers; book through Rough Guides

Fiji features

The latest articles, galleries, quizzes and videos.

Island paradise: the best resorts in Fiji

Island paradise: the best resorts in Fiji

Fiji is about as close to paradise as you can get. This South Pacific archipelago, over three hundred islands lying around 2000km east of Australia, has some of…

29 Dec 2014 • Helena Smith insert_drive_file Article
10 of the best GoPro videos

10 of the best GoPro videos

Since GoPro was founded in 2004, they’ve inspired photographers to capture the world from a new angle. Today there’s a huge range of small and versatile wa…

03 Oct 2014 • Eleanor Aldridge insert_drive_file Article
The friendliest countries in the world

The friendliest countries in the world

Whether it’s a smile exchanged with a stranger, a quick chat with a tuk-tuk driver or a night out on the town with a group of newly made friends, interactions…

30 Sep 2014 • Rough Guides Editors videocam Video
View more featureschevron_right

Join over 60,000 subscribers and get travel tips, competitions and more every month

Join over 60,000 subscribers and get travel tips, competitions and more every month