The Lomaiviti area is visited only
by few divers. In fact, most dive sites are so far out that they can
only be visited from live aboard dive vessels. We regularly dive a
radius of 20 miles which includes the sites at Wakaya and Makogai, Vatu
I Cake, Moturiki Passage and Ovalau Reefs . Some of the most exciting
places in Fiji.
Click here to to read about ocean
currents, up welling, reef structure - why Central Fiji diving is
The Makogai - Wakaya Reef a huge figure eight shaped reef - lagoon about 25 miles long.
It got formed about six million years ago as the Fiji Micro plate got
kind of wedged under some other plate, which causes
the Fiji Micro plate to turn. Along the resulting crack in the earth
crust through an up
welling of magma the Islands Moala, Gau, Wakaya,
Makogai, Vatu and the sea mount E6 appeared. (About the plates)
All those Islands raise from from a seafloor of well over
1000 meters. East of Wakaya- Gau the seafloor falls to over 3000
Wakaya is a private island and operates The Wakaya Club.
Makongi Island is home to a turtle, clam farm and trochus shell farm.
Wakaya wall and its passages and Makogai has lots of awesome dive.
Frequented by large sea life like dogtooth, grey reef shark,
hammerheads and mantas. West of Makogai are the Vatu Reefs.
Wakaya Passage: In the cold season mantas and
hammerheads are almost guaranteed. Huge schools of fish, White tip,
Nurse, Grey reef sharks, Marble Rays, Turtles, Eagle rays and
Barracudas. And on the reef we show you the hiding places of Blue
ribbon eels, Leaf fish, Lionfish.....
Passage, a narrow
passage, strong currents and deep. Schooling fish by the thousands,
giant groupers, eagle and manta rays, barracuda, trevally, White tips,
grey reef and bull sharks are regularly seen as well as occasional
tiger shark sightings.
the site for the connoisseur! The strangest critters you can find...
Ghost pipefish, decorator crab, Frogfish, needlefish... for
divers with eyes for the most beautiful.
Ski Slope, Beautiful hard and soft coral reef,
schools of colourful tropical reef fish located in Moturiki Passage.
Schools of fusiliers, parrotfish Napoleon fish, lobsters,
Saxophone: A tunnel - enter at five exits at 20
meter. At your left an impressive overhanging wall with colourful soft
coral, right at 20 m leads you to a outstanding point that drops to
bottomless, huge schools of trevally and barracuda, occasional manta
ray and white tip or hammerhead, schools of tuna.
Vula or White Rock close to Makogai channel. Trevally, Spanish mackerel white
tips, grey reefs shark, occasionally mantas or eagle rays, schools of fusiliers and plenty coral fish amongst an abundance
of hard and soft coral.
Loba loba lighthouse the northern end of Ovalau Reef, coral gardens, pinnacles,
and passages, white-tip reef sharks, Spanish mackerel, Napoleon wrasse,
giant groupers, batfish and ornamental reef fish. Outside Loba loba
passage occasional Silvertip sharks.
Snake Island, located in Moturiki Passage is a drop
off covered with the most amazing sea fans and soft corals in all
colours of a rainbow, there are sea-snakes to, schools of fusiliers,
sweet lips, parrotfish and a wide variety of nudibranchs. a cool
cave with strange critters for the experienced to explore.
Rat Passage, best in strong current ... large schools
of trevally and barracuda can be expected and, at times, over a dozens
of grey reef sharks.
The hammerheads aren't the only draw card to the diving here. The hard and soft coral are some of
the most colourful I have seen while diving in Fiji. From manta rays to
sharks and barracudas... its all here. And if you are lucky you might
see dolphins or whales on you journey to the sites. We saw a whale
shark on ours.. it pays to go off the beaten track to find a
Nicole, US - Darren, UK
Passage and the Pipeline! Giant Groupers, plenty of eagle rays, biggest
schools of fish, barracudas everywhere, this is the dive for big fish
Superb diving!!! Cleaning shrimps and all the funny stuff Noby brings
out of the small cracks.
Dave + Iza, Switzerland
Tel: (+679) 344 0166 or 344 0344
Ovalau Watersports Ltd., Box 149 Levuka, Ovalau, Fiji Islands
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