If the Fiji Islands are known as the soft coral capital of the world, then the Beqa Lagoon on the rim of an ancient volcano, is the virtual rainbow of under ocean colors providing nature’s treasure. Here, nutrient rich water rushes in through breaks in the walls of this underwater mountain, supporting both diverse soft and hard corals. Nearby is a series of coral pinnacles lying in the shrouds of fairy basslets, and brilliant red sea fans. This diving experience will endow the diver with mazes, caves and spectacular coral gardens to explore..
Our Beach Resort is home to Caesar’s Rocks and Frigate Pass, Fiji’s most renowned dive spots. The Rocks has an enormous array of colorful corals. This is an ideal dive for beginners and for indulgent night time diving.
The Caesar’s Rocks
Here, you’ll find a submerged reef with soft coral and large bommies at the end of the dive. Sights to see here are: a variety of pelagics such as barracuda, mackerel, trevally, white tip sharks, an occasional leopard shark, stonefish, down trigger, long nose hawkfish, anemones, and a variety of butterfly fish.
The marine life to view here includes soft corals, tube corals, nudibranchs, flat worms and feather stars. The best time for diving here is at rising tide.
Entering the pass will bring you to an outer wall leading to an exciting wall at 48km and an amazing backdrop of white soft coral wall, pelagic fish and white-tip reef sharks. The Marine life here is comprised of white soft corals with large sea whips in the side of the wall; the fish life here includes barracuda, mackerel, eagle rays, coral trout, lion fish and hard coral. The best time for diving is at falling tide. There are abundant wreck dives to be viewed at your pleasure here at this pass. It is a vision of monumental beauty.
We have qualified PADI dive instructors to guarantee your enjoyment and state of the art equipment is always at your disposal. The best diving is generally considered to be from April to October but year around dives do provide many thrills. The water temperature varies from 22 – 30 degrees Celsius based on the season.
Dive Sites are also visited by dive boats, such as the 'Beqa Diver', and ‘Fiji Diver’.
Go Diving With The Sharks In Beqa ...
Billing itself as the world's No. 1 shark dive, Beqa Adventure Divers offers a dive experience that features up to eight regular species of sharks and close to 300 different species of fish.
On the shark dive you will be able to witness Blacktip Reef sharks, Whitetip Reef sharks, Grey Reef sharks, Silvertip sharks, Tawny Nurse sharks, Sicklefin Lemon sharks, Bull sharks and the occasional Tiger shark. In addition, you can also encounter Giant Grouper, Maori Wrasse, Rainbow Runners, Giant Trevally, Java Morays, Eagle Rays and more.
Beqa Adventure Divers have worked closely with the Government of Fiji and the traditional owners of Shark Reef to have it designated as a protected marine park. They are involved in cutting-edge research with an international team of scientists to better understand the Bull shark population of Shark Reef Marine Reserve and have set up a comprehensive database about the shark dive; all of this with the aim of learning more about these majestic and endangered animals and contributing to their long-term survival.
Sources: www.riversfiji.com , www.jetski-safari.com , www.fiji-sharks.com