Fiji

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Fijian is a fusion of people and culture. A melting pot of Melanesians and Polynesians of people of the Indian sub-continent, the English and Europeans. With the advent of world travel many other influences have now been added to the cultural mix that makes Fiji Islands the cosmopolitan society that it is today.

Fiji's diverse island terrain and boundless waterways offer unique and challenging opportunities for the adventurous visitor. English is the official language of Fiji. Therefore just about everyone in Fiji speaks it.

Images courtesy of Fiji Visitors Bureau

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Visiting the village, meeting the Chief
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Climate

Weather conditions for diving are as impressive as Fiji's dive reputation. In the cooler months - June to October - the water temperature averages 24?C with visibility in the triple digit (feet). While in the warmer months - November through February - the temperature can be as high as 29?C, however plankton blooms and rainfall may lower visibility.

Underwater Recommendations

Fiji is home to some of the most spectacular barrier reefs and coral atolls in the world. There are over 400 individual species of hard and soft coral. Amazing caves and grottos and a diverse marine life that includes sharks, tuna, turtles and fish of all colours and sizes.

Almost all island resorts offer snorkeling as a complimentary activity. And while snorkeling is usually directly offshore, you may need to take a short boat ride if you want to visit any of the nearby coral reefs.

For the scuba diver, there are sunken ships to explore, shark feeding, magnificent lagoons with unmatched visibility and always countless miles of virgin coral reefs and breathtaking underwater experiences.

Getting There

Air Pacific, code shared with Qantas, operates daily services to Nadi International Airport with two services to Suva during the week. For more information on flight schedules contact the Fiji Visitors Bureau or Air Pacific.

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Our hosts greeted us warmly at the jetty. Both Kit and I were still jetlagged and slightly overwhelmed at the welcome. A small kava ceremony was given to us and after a brief tour and chat we made our way to dress for dinner.
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It all started on flying in early on Friday the 22nd (a day before the rest of the crew, which were coming from the US). I received the most wonderful welcome and had a great time scoping out my new home for the next week and a half before having a great nights rest in my DOUBLE KING sized bed, meaning that it was about 4m wide (never knew they made beds that large!). I awoke to the sound of "Yeeeehaw" echoing through the place and knew at once that the Texans and the rest of the gang had arrived.
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