Diving

Taveuni is ‘The Soft Coral Capital of the World’ and Paradise is in the heart of it. Paradise Dive is owned and operated by Paradise Taveuni and is located on site within the Resort grounds. Paradise owner, Allan Gortan, is one of our Resort Dive Instructors and he and Fijian Dive Instructor, Christine Riley, lead our Paradise PADI Dive Team. Our PADI Team offer daily dive trips to Rainbow Reef and local areas nearby. We offer a selection of PADI Dive Courses. Learn to Dive in Paradise or upgrade your current Certification with us. Click here for the information about the Dive Courses we offer.

The Rainbow Reef is a 32km reef in the Somosomo Strait between the islands of Taveuni and Vanua Levu and only a 20-30 minute boat trip from Paradise. It is one of the most famous dive sites in the South Pacific.

Paradise Taveuni offers diving on the one of the ‘Top 10 Dive Sites in the World’ The Great White Wall, on the legendary Rainbow Reef. It is named because of the white coral inhabiting the area at depths between 15 and 65 metres (49 and 213 ft). Click here for the White Wall Dive dates – March 2019.

WHY CHOOSE PARADISE TAVEUNI AS YOUR NEXT DIVE VACATION DESTINATION? Here are some great reasons…

  • We have the best Dive Boats in Fiji (some of our Guests say the best they have been on). Taveuni Explorer takes 26 divers and crew, galley, bathroom, shower. Lady Paradise takes 12 divers and crew. With a total of 38 divers, Paradise is the ideal boutique dive group destination.
  • Complimentary air conditioned Camera Room for our dedicated underwater photographers to rinse, clean, recharge their cameras.
  • Owner / operator Allan Gortan is our DI and is on board with all Dive Groups. He leads our great Team of dedicated local divers who help us operate the Paradise Dive Centre.
  • Luxury Diving for all divers – our Dive Team takes care of all of Guests dive gear. No lugging gear to the boat – our Dive Team does this for you.
  • Paradise offers Nitrox tanks and courses.
  • We choose our Dive Sites based on our Guests requests
  • Mantas and Pilot Whales are often seen on the boat trip to and from the reef. We stop so you can get in and swim with these wild, natural creatures.
  • Humpback Whale season is June – September each year and we encounter these beautiful mammals as they migrate with their new calves from the Dive boat and from the oceanfront of Paradise.


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FREE SHORE DIVES

Paradise is the only Resort on Taveuni offering FREE Shore Diving when you take a Dive Package. Experience an abundance of fish life including: Anemone fish, Maori Wrasse, Lionfish, Reef Sharks, Rays, Turtles, Octopus, Garden Eels, Blue Ribbon Eels, Ghost Pipe Fish, Moray Eels and much, much more. With a variety of deep wall drop offs and shallow drift dives, there is something here for every diver. Whether you are just learning, or have been a Scuba Diver for your whole life,

Paradise will offer you many opportunities to explore the amazing underwater life of Fiji.

Paradise offers Nitrox

Paradise offers the Enriched Air Diver Specialty Course and it’s easy to see why Nitrox is so incredibly popular – no decompression time means more underwater time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. You can typically stay down longer and get back into the water sooner. No wonder we are seeing many Paradise divers enjoying the benefits of Nitrox diving.

Paradise is Home of The Taveuni Explorer

Our custom built 15mt / 45ft cruiser, is made of aluminum and features galley, bathroom, freshwater shower, sleeping quarters and on-board Bar & lounge.  Taveuni Explorer is powered
by twin 350 Mercury Verado outboard motors and has a ladder for ease of exit and entry.

Taveuni Explorer caters to 26 Divers and crew.

THE GREAT WHITE WALL

The soft coral capital of the world’s signature dive offers an astounding wall of pure white soft coral. This site is definitely the world famous Rainbow Reef’s top draw. A coral encrusted swim – through leads onto the wall from the reef top. A dazzling myriad of colour and life inhabits the reef top. Manta rays glide past with ethereal grace. On exiting the water from this site an awed silence lasts for a while before an excited chatter that lasts for days starts among divers. Not to be missed! We recommend Advanced Divers only on this site, due to depth, current and narrow swim-through.

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AIR CONDITIONED CAMERA ROOM

Air Conditioned Camera Room

Paradise Dive Centre features an air conditioned Camera Room for our dedicated underwater photographers. Perfect for our photographers to rinse, clean and re-charge their camera gear.  Our Divers LOVE this complimentary service.

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Scuba diving in Fiji for all the family

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Scuba diving in Fiji’s waters reveals some of the most breathtaking coral reefs in the world.  The diver may also observe some of the most unique fish species. While novice or expert divers explore underwater Fiji the scuba experts stay on hand to insure a great experience.

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Divers from all over the world come to Taveuni Island in Fiji to enjoy the unique experience of diving in Fiji. The island waters teem with unique marine life.  The gorgeous hard and soft coral formations and abundant fish make Taveuni one of the Top 10 Dive Sites in the World.  Anyone can understand Fiji’s popularity because of its beauty above and below the water.

The topography of the land in Taveuni features deep drop offs and dives that are home to anemones, lionfish, reef sharks, sting rays, and turtles. Divers can explore a vast underwater life when scuba diving in Fiji. Whether you have been diving for a long time or if you have just gotten certified, diving in Fiji offers something to everyone.

Paradise Taveuni offers free shore training. Therefore, if diving has always been a secret dream, here is your chance to make that a reality. Trainers deliver expert training to prepare divers to enjoy an underwater paradise. The Enriched Air Diver Specialty Course utilizes Nitrox.

Divers using Nitrox waste no time on decompression. Furthermore, Nitrox allows divers to stay underwater longer and dive more frequently.

The Taveuni Explorer, a custom-built, fully equipped cruiser, transports the divers. The cruiser features a galley, bathroom, shower, sleeping quarters, and even a lounge and bar. Powered by twin 350 motors, this luxury cruiser has ladders for ease entry and exit. With up to 26 passengers and crew, all are ready for an outing filled with fun and adventure while diving Fiji.

The cruiser includes an air-conditioned camera room. Dedicated underwater photographers relax in the cool while cleaning and recharging their photography gear. The camera room is one of the most popular services provided to guests at no extra charge.

Lessons for scuba diving in Fiji

If you have ever wanted to learn to dive, right here in beautiful Fiji is the perfect place.  Our safe PADI Dive Operators teach you so you can earn your PADI scuba certification in paradise. Whatever your reason for learning—observe the beautiful underwater world, discover new adventures, or just for the fun of it—our professionals teach you all you need to know. Right here in beautiful Fiji is where it all begins.

Diving courses include the fundamentals of scuba diving complete with equipment and techniques.  Then, you will experience five confined dives in our pool with an oceanfront, horizon view.  Once you have certified, you will have the freedom to dive alone or with a group of friends.

Using our E-learning system, you can begin your adventure—scuba diving in Fiji. Even before you get to the islands, you go online and take the course. This allows you to finish the classroom portion of the diving course at your own pace in the convenience of your home. You can work on it anytime, anywhere. Once you begin, you can take up to one year to complete the course.

When you arrive in Fiji, your adventure begins. Professional divers teach you the fundamentals of Fiji scuba diving. When you are certified and ready, you can experience the thrill of the underwater world.