The diving in Pacific Harbour is everything that you dream about when you think of a Pacific Island, a beach full of shading palm trees, clear blue water and reefs that makes you feel like you are in an aquarium. The Pacific is always a natural first hit regarding good diving. The visibility in the water is usually outstanding, the reefs are easy to get too.
The shark dive is only done 4 times a week, with two dives per day. The rest of the week dives will be done on the surrounding reefs, not a bad alternative. The corals are absolutely phenomenal.
Pacific Harbour is located on the picturesque Queen's Highway that follows the south coast of the main Fijian island of Viti Levu. With Nadi 2 hours west and Suva 45 min east it is easily accessible but manages to slide under the radar of the package tourism hordes that can ruin a destination. The locals are friendly and welcoming, the water's clear and warm and the atmosphere is definitely set to "island time".
On the day of arrival you will be greeted by the friendly staff, shown your room and given an orientation of the area and of the diving or courses you will be doing. You'll do two dives a day on diving days. Between dives you'll hang out on the boat where there's water and snacks available, all included.
The PADI Open Water Diver course is the most popular diving certificate worldwide. After completing this 3-4 day course you are certified to dive to 18 m independently with a buddy. The course consists of five modules of learning. You study via self-study workbook and complete a knowledge review. The instructor reviews everything with you to ensure that everything are confidently understood. The practical learning consists of pool sessions and four open water dives. The final stage of the PADI Open Water course is an exam, which is a multiple choice exam covering all that you have learnt. The course generally takes 3 to 4 days, with the theoretical, the pool and the open water part successfully passed.
Please allow a minimum of 24 hours, after your last dive, before flying.
(some countries will allow you to fly after 18 hours on land).
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