Throughout the NW of Fiji Islands there are so many bays and reefs it is difficult to describe the diversity of the reef system. Some drop of steeply to over 20 meters whilst others hug the bays dropping down to just 4 or 5 meters deep with gulleys and overhangs galore to hide the many species of reef fish.
Quite a few area are designated as Marine Parks due to the pristine nature of the corals and these areas display the best of marine life, with clear water and diverse variety of corals one can (and should) spend hours watching the parade.
The famous Blue Lagoon has huge coral fields bounding it and the corals are exquisite, often just a meter below the surface and extending for hundreds of meters in every direction.
Every season a family of Manta Rays make their home and breeding ground off Naviti Island and often feed in the currents through Drawaqa Channel, a drift snorkel, coral fields and schooling fish plus Manta Rays… just perfect.
Snorkeling with these gentle giants is the highlight of any trip and always favourite for another day spent around this channel.
From bumphead parrot fish to turtles, bluefin trevally to clown fish: there are just too many to mention – it’s like finding Nemo.
For any avid snorkeler the Sawa-I Lau caves are a must. Lying just to the south of Yasawa main island the caves, especially the inner ones, are accessed best by swimming and some require a short duck dive to enter through an underwater passage. The caves are ‘open’ at the top allowing sunlight to brighten the interior in a blue glow.
We carry sets of mask/snorkel and fins in many sizes and an underwater scooter for added fun when duck diving. Special enjoyment for snorkelers is bob diving – see diving section for details.
It isn’t that life ashore is distasteful to me. But life at sea is better
Sir Francis Drake