Fiji – Paradise Found

Its that time of year folks…time to announce our next group dive trip! After much agonizing debate over what fantastic locale to discover next (my life is so hard guys), and much research at DEMA Show 2013 talking to resort operators and other group leaders from around North America we finally settled on a destination. In February of 2015 we’ll be escaping the deep freeze in Edmonton Alberta for the soft coral capital of the world…Fiji!! Our trip will take us to the island of Taveuni, home to the world famous Rainbow Reef, and known as Fiji’s “garden island”.

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We chose Fiji for a few reasons. Firstly, we wanted to offer people someplace tropical and well known, a n0-brainer escape during our coldest months at home. Secondly, we wanted to dive somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, because it offers so many different and exciting species and critters to discover, particularly for people used to diving only in the Caribbean. Lastly, Fiji is known the world over for its incredible array of soft corals, healthy reefs, and diverse marine life. The chance to dive a tropical paradise in the South Pacific? Why not!

Neither of us have ever been to Fiji before, but we’ve heard from a few people who have that its some of the best diving they’ve ever done. As if that isn’t reason enough, Fiji is also a wonderful cultural experience and the people there are well known for their gracious hospitality and amiable nature.

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If you listen carefully, you might be able to hear those swaying palms calling your name….I know I can!

Our trip runs February 28th through March 12th of 2015 and includes, get this, AIRFARE! From Los Angeles to the main island of Fiji and then also the domestic flight on to Taveuni. Round trip! The trip also includes 10 nights accommodation in a deluxe ocean view room at the Garden Island Resort, which is conveniently situated smack in front of the Rainbow Reef. No 30 minute boat rides here folks! All meals, land excursions, airport transfers, taxes, and fees are also included. And…not to forget the most important component….8 days of 2 tank boat diving with unlimited tanks for shore diving right in front of the resort.

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As an added bonus, we are offering $100 off the trip price to the first 10 people who sign up. Don’t wait too long though…that number is down to the next 7 people already! Though we are from Edmonton and are offering the trip through our local dive shop Ocean Sports, it is open to anyone, anywhere, who is interested in diving Fiji with us! Do keep in mind though that the package includes airfare from L.A. I’d love to hear from you if you’ve been diving in Fiji before, and if you have any questions about the trip! In the meantime, here are some more pictures to get those wheels upstairs turning…

The beautiful Garden Island Resort, where every room faces the sea

The beautiful Garden Island Resort, where every room faces the sea

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Looks to me like its earned its reputation as the Soft Coral Capital of the World, don’t ya think?

All that’s really missing from these pictures is YOU…

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2 Comments on “Fiji – Paradise Found

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