Types of Tourism in Fiji
The Fiji archipelago is surrounded by coral reefs that are among the largest in the world. Fiji is considered the “soft coral capital of the world”. There is a huge variety of soft corals, gorgon corals, sea anemones, sea turtles, moray eels, sea snakes, barracudas, Napoleon wrasses, giant clams, colorful tropical fish, hammerheads, reef, gray, spotted and whale sharks.
Most dives in Fiji produced to depths of up to 21 m, dives are arranged for experienced divers along sheer walls that go to a depth of 40 m. Underwater visibility throughout the year is excellent, and from July to September most often exceeds 50 m. From November to February it can deteriorate from -for plankton, which is brought by strong currents. Between the islands of the archipelago, there are strong enough currents that allow you to drift in them, but also pose a danger to unprepared divers. Check top-medical-schools.org for travel information in Fiji.
The most popular diving islands are Taveuni, Moroe Koro, the Coral Coast in the south of Viti Levu and Kadavu Island.
On the island of Taveuni, the White Wall and Rainbow Reef are considered the best places for diving.. The White Wall is located in the Somosomo Strait. The currents in the Somosomo Strait can be strong, so diving here is done by those who have a certain level of training and the necessary diving experience. During diving, you can explore the small tunnels that cut through the reef everywhere. They are interesting because they are covered with rare soft blue corals.
The islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu are separated by the Bligh Water and the Koro Sea, which have many interesting diving sites. The reefs around Namena and Koro islands are very popular. Not far from the island of Namena is a place called Chimneys., which means “chimneys” in translation. Here, at a depth of about 3 m, you can see three small ledges that descend to a depth of 25 m. Barracuda, tuna, reef, gray and whitetip sharks live here. Very often, ash is thrown out of these ledges of the seabed, for which they received their name. Reef E6 is very interesting. This is a seamount that is known for the fact that huge schools of ocean inhabitants (trevally, sharks, barracudas, hammerhead fish, rays and turtles) gather here. The mountain comes to the surface of the water, and it goes about 900 m deep. Here you can also dive at night, at this time of the day crustaceans crawl out, among which there are lobsters and giant crabs, as well as lantern fish that emit green light. Interesting dives around the island of Koro where you can see reef and gray sharks.
Kadavu Island is considered the best place to see hard corals. The local reef has a length of 100 km and is the fourth longest in the world. Dive sites of interest here are Broken Stone, where there is a whole network of tunnels, caves and passages, Naigoro Pass, Eagle Rock and a dive site suitable for beginners Yellow Wall, which is completely covered with yellow soft corals.
In the vicinity of the island of Vanua Levu is interested in the place Barracuda Point, where a large number of barracudas live. Also, if you’re lucky, you can see schools of hammerhead fish here. In Savusavu Baythe most popular is the Dreamhouse reef with a huge variety of sponges and soft corals. It is possible to drift in the Nasonisoni channel, and at a fairly high speed. It is 2 km long and full of barracudas. Between the islands of Beka and Yanuka is a place called Beka Lagoon. This is a plateau that lies at a depth of 20 to 30 m. About 50 rows of pointed rocks are scattered throughout the plateau. Show dives with shark feeding are held in Beka Lagoon.
Small remote islands will also be of interest to divers. They are washed by strong currents that bring here a variety of ocean inhabitants. The islands can be reached by cruise ships. These include the remote group of Lau Islands in the eastern part of the archipelago.
SURFING AND WINDSURFING Surfing and windsurfing are available in the Fiji archipelago. This place is known all over the world for the famous six-meter waves, which were called Cloud Breaker, were recorded here in the vicinity of the island of Tavarua. The best time for surfing is from March to October. You can do it on the Coral coast of the island of Viti Levu, on the islands of Yanuka and Kadavu. Recently, Mana Island in the Mamanuca group of islands has been very popular. The most suitable place for windsurfing is the mouth of the Sigatoka River. This is the “windiest” place on the islands; here, from April to November, the wind speed is about 10 m/s almost every day.
From the city of Nadi, numerous cruise liners depart daily for excursions to the islands of the archipelago. These excursions can last from several hours to several days.