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.

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