Fiji Dive Adventure

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Fiji Dive Adventure

Destination

Fiji

Current Grades

9th-11th

length

16 Days

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Airports

Arrive: Taveuni, Fiji (TVU)
Depart: Taveuni, Fiji (TVU)

The tropical underwater paradise of Fiji awaits your exploration! By the end of your Fiji adventure, you’ll be the proud owner of a PADI open water diver certification. Our home base will be Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, home to the famous Rainbow Reef, White Wall, and more than 20 other world-class dive and snorkel sites. We’ll spend several days on Taveuni Island, otherwise known as the “Garden Island of Fiji,” participating in cultural immersion among villagers and meaningful community service. Rounding out our adventure includes activities like hikes to waterfalls, beach volleyball, and enjoying traditional cuisine!

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Itinerary

Homestay and community service on Taveuni

We’ll start our adventure in Lavena Village on Taveuni, a village situated at the foot of Lavena Coastal Walk and Waterfall. We’ll be welcomed with a special ceremony (also known as “sevusevu”) by the village chief before meeting with our host families for the next several nights (two to three campers stay with each family). Villagers will teach us traditional dances, fishing practices, and mat-weaving, and we’ll even get to eat that day’s fresh catch for dinner.

Gain PADI dive certifications

After our cultural immersion with warm, caring locals, we’ll head back to Dolphin Bay for this region’s most famous pastime. The first three days will be spent learning the basics of open water diving. For those with previous diving experience, dive masters will be eager to help you gain advanced certifications. Beginners will visit the Cabbage Patch off Kadavu Island, where its namesake soft coral lives among a variety of exotic sea life, including sea cucumbers, ghost pipefish, manta rays, unicorn fish, arc-eye hawkfish, and even white-tipped reef sharks (don’t worry, they won’t hurt us!). More advanced divers can visit the Great White Wall, where you’ll be greeted by both hard and soft coral, morays, colorful sponges, and more. After we earn our PADI open water diver card, we’ll spend the next several days exploring more areas around the Rainbow Reef. We’ll even get to do a nighttime dive!

Volunteer at a local school and explore the islands

When it’s time to dry out from diving, we’ll spend time with the students of the Viani Bay School. We’ll participate in school grounds beautification, farming, painting, and reading to and playing games with children. We will plant Taro trees at a farm on Taveuni, which was devastated by Cyclone Winston in 2016. Another afternoon, we’ll head to the extremely lush Bouma National Heritage Park, known the world over for its Tavoro Waterfalls, a spectacular showing of three cascades up to 80 feet tall. While we’re on Taveuni, we’d be remiss not to visit the Waitavala Water Slide, a naturally occurring chute comprised of 150 feet of gently-sloped waterfalls.

Dates and Prices

Departure 1
  • Departure Day
    07/01/19
  • Return Day
    07/16/19
  • Grade
    9–11
  • Price
    $5,288
  • Availability
    Full
Departure 2
  • Departure Day
    07/19/19
  • Return Day
    08/03/19
  • Grade
    9–11
  • Price
    $5,288
  • Availability
    Limited
Departure Day Return Day Grade Price Availability
07/01/19
07/16/19
9–11
$5,288
full
07/19/19
08/03/19
9–11
$5,288
limited
Approximate service hours: 16–20
Included in Tuition:
  • All meals
  • All lodging, group gear, and technical gear
  • All guided activities
Not Included in Tuition:
  • Airfare
  • Personal gear and clothing
  • Optional trip protection

Community service

Cultural immersion

Diving

Hiking

Reviews

Maeve, student from Rockville, MD
2018

My favorite part about the trip was scuba diving because you get to see so many beautiful things underwater, including some fish that you can only see in Fiji. It is such a wonderful experience to participate in! You get to partake in opportunities that you couldn’t
have if you went on your own, like the homestay. And you make  bonds with people that will last a lifetime.

Edward Grant, parent from Morgan Hill, CA
2018

This was absolutely wonderful in every way. I would send my child again, and I will highly recommend Bold Earth to everyone. Zero negatives. This is one of the best things we have ever done for Gabe. This was a wonderful experience for Gabe and wonderful for us as parents to see Gabe so joyful in this
experience.

Julia, student from Jacksonville, FL
2018


I loved the scuba diving! It was something I’d never thought about doing, but now I love it. I would recommend Bold Earth to others
because I think it offers a very
unique experience, and I think it’s something everyone should experience if they can.

Jenifer Shimp, parent from Jacksonville, FL
2018

My daughter loves these trips, and I’m so glad they’ve brought out the adventurer in her. She thinks the world of her trip leaders, and I can tell they are very responsible and fun.