March 16-28, 2019
Join Trip leaders Steve & Jolene Philbrook, and Mike Daust on this Fijian adventure!
Beqa Lagoon – Surrounded by over 190 miles of spectacular coral reef on one of the Worlds largest barrier reefs, Beqa Lagoon Resort offers divers a gateway to a wonderland of marine life and some of the best diving in Fiji, the soft coral capital of the World.
With dive sites that start from as shallow as 15ft (5m) and drop away to nearly 100ft (30m) and beyond in some places, divers are able to dive at a variety of depths, depending on what they are looking for. With year round temperatures ranging between a cool 75˚ and a bathwater 84˚f divers are comfortable in 3mm to 5mm suits.
All of our boat dives are guided by PADI Divemasters who have been diving the waters of Beqa since they were children. Knowing every small hole and hiding place on these pristine reefs they are able to show divers all of the colorful and amazing treasures that these waters hold from Blue-ribbon eels, Clown Triggerfish, Leaf Scorpionfish to camouflaged day Octopus. All the while you dive in a rainbow of vivid pink and orange anthias and silver-blue fusiliers. Take some time to explore sunken wrecks or even feed your adrenaline with the Beqa ‘Big Fish Encounter’, a dive that teases you with huge groupers, bait balls of massive Trevally, and the chance of being up close and personal with 9 different species of sharks. Why not even travel out to the edge of the reef and dive along under the famous Frigates surf break, enjoying your lunch on the boat as you watch waves crash, and sneaking in that third dive before heading back to the resort and happy hour.
Our beautiful house reef is perfect for diving any time of day or night, when the fancy takes you. Located straight out from the resort, the reef boast healthy hard corals, numerous juvenile reef fish, rays, and even the illusive seahorse likes to hide in the shallow eel grass. Reaching a maximum depth of 25ft (8m) this site is not only perfect for diving, but makes an ideal protected area for snorkelling your day away.
We will be staying at Volivoli Beach resort for the second week of this adventure. Ocean View Rooms are beautifully finished in sustainable hard-woods, featuring one queen size bed and 2 single beds , Wi-Fi**, deck chairs, 2 large ceiling fans, air con, tea and coffee facilities , balcony and Volivoli’s famous 180 degree Ocean views!
The reefs in the surrounding Bligh Waters are some of the healthiest in the world, with very little pollution and few boats, so you’ll be able to see an array of marine life including anemone fish, turtles, colourful soft coral and reef sharks.
Some of Ra Divers’ most popular sites are in the fascinating Vatu i ra Passage. These sites are a mixture of walls, bommies and drift dives, all of which are teaming with life and colour. Sites like Black magic mountain, Mellow yellow and Instant replay will soon be etched in your memory forever!
For those seeking a real thrill ‘Breathtaker’ is a deep reef dive to see an incredible display of large fish, white tip, black tip, whalers and grey reef sharks.
Ra Divers is one of Fiji’s longest established diving operations, and our staff our renowned for their local knowledge and expertise. With over 18 years local experience diving the Bligh Waters has allowed our crew to handpick superb dive sites for a truly unique experience. Check out our interactive dive site map below to help familiarize yourself with our sites before you come.
10 night trip includes (12 night option below):
- Round trip airfare from Los Angeles
- Airport transfers & boat transfers
- 5 nights accomodations in Fijian-style bure
- Unlimited shore diving
- Fijian cultural & entertainment daily
- 3 gourmet meals daily
- 4 days of two-tank reef boat dives
- Includes free upgrade 2 tank shark dive
- 5 nights at Volivoli Beach Resort (options below)
- Welcome drink on arrival
- Welcome foot message and ritual
- 3 meals daily
- 2 days of 2 tank boat dives
- 2 days of 3 tank boat dives including the Bligh Waters!
- Unlimited shore diving on dive days
- Beach BBQ on the final night
- Traditional Meke performance
- Free use of kayaks & participation in a variety of complimentary resort activities
- Air, tax, and fuel surcharge
- Tanks & weights
- Scuba tune-up at Aquaventure pool
- Pre-trip meeting and post-trip party
12 night option includes:
- All of the above
- 2 additional nights at Volivoli
- 1 day of 3 tank boat dives
NOTE – Airfare to LAX NOT included!
|OPTIONS:||10 night||12 night|
|Double Occ Diver Deluxe Room||4555||4895|
|Double Occ NonDiver Deluxe Room||3725||3995|
|Single Diver Deluxe Room||5195||5575|
|*Double Occ Diver w/ Voli Room Upgrade||4655||5025|
|*Double Occ NonDiver w/ Voli Room Upgrade||3825||4125|
|*Single Diver w/ Voli Room Upgrade||5545||6095|
NOTE: $500 Non Refundable deposit holds your spot for this trip. Final payment is due by January 16, 2019. We strongly recommend travelers insurance, ask for details. Land/dive/air prices are payable by cash, check, or credit card and are quoted to reflect a 3% cash discount. If you wish to use a credit card, this 3% discount will not apply to the above quoted price. Airfare rates are based on early sign up, future rates are approximate, call for current price. Due to rising fuel costs, airlines have been imposing additional charges without notice, prices subject to change.