Rainbow Reef in Taveuni, Fiji

  • By Caroline And Nick Robertson-Brown
  • 06 Dec, 2016

Our first day diving in Taveuni in Fiji

As we were having our breakfast at the hotel before heading off diving, this was our view. The Garden Island Resort is a wonderful place to sit with great views and amazing wildlife (more on that another time). We were about to head out to do our first day of diving, and were hoping to dive the famous Rainbow Reef, so we took this as a good sign! 
We met up with the team from Paradise Taveuni on their boat Taveuni Explorer and set out for Rainbow Reef, which would, indeed, be our first dive of the day (and trip). It did not disappoint! The reef is incredible, with colourful soft corals clinging to every available space. Healthy hard corals spring up from the sea bed. The number of coral species on this reef is mind-boggling. 
It is wonderful to see the reef in this great state of health after the cyclone that hit earlier in the year. Whilst some of the very shallowest, and much further inshore, reefs did suffer, there is no sign of damage here. For healthy coral like this, a moderate current is to be expected and we certainly got that! It is hard to get everything together when the current is running, and you are trying to get shots as you fin against it, and sometimes you have to just enjoy the ride. The view is well worth it.
With the wind picking up, we moved to shallow, more protected reefs for our second and third dives of the day. Mid Way and Freeway were dives that gave us more lovely coral, loads of fish life, but at a more gentle pace. Now we are looking forward to 2 more dives with the Paradise Taveuni team tomorrow.


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The winner is .... Geoff Stedman from Australia

Congratulations - your book will be on its way to you very soon.

If you did not win, then fear not, all our books are available on our website here and at all good book shops. 
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If you want to know more then pop along to the SSI / Mares stand at 2pm on either the Saturday or Sunday.
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Those of you that follow our work will know that we love to spend a little bit of time above water on our travels abroad, and especially love to visit vineyards and sample the wines that benefit from being close to the coast. So we were delighted to discover that we had been invited to visit Gozo, and that there was a local tasting available for us to attend. We had two days of diving on our short visit, and a day to absorb the local culture above the water. We dived with Calypso Diving Centre , visiting caves, reefs and wrecks doing both boat and shore dives. The vineyard we visited was the Tal-Massar Winery which offers a series of lovingly made wines. 
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