The World's Soft Coral Capital

When to dive
  • Warm season: November – April, best for critters.
  • Cool season: May – October, best visibility and big fish encounters.

Scuba diving in Fiji has a lot to offer. From exhilarating dive experiences to peaceful beaches and stunning lagoons, this wonderful island in the South Pacific has it all. Known in diving circles as the ‘soft coral capital of the world,’ the diving experience doesn’t just stop there.

Fiji is famous for its oceanic currents that bring diverse marine life, including pelagics and macro life. The nutrient-rich waters are home to staggering soft corals and bountiful reefs, with more than 1000 fish species and 500 coral species able to be found. There are around eight species of shark that you can encounter here just on a single dive.

If amazing coral life, clear warm waters, vast numbers of reef fish and pelagics, and a guarantee of sharks tickles your fancy. Perhaps you should consider Fiji for your next dive holiday.

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Fiji's Diving Highlights

  • Manta rays
  • Wahoo
  • Bull sharks
  • Tuna
  • Marlin
  • Schooling pelagics
  • Great drift dives
  • Tiger sharks
  • Reef sharks
  • Nurse sharks
  • Humpback whales
  • Turtles
  • Abundant soft coral
  • Stunning sea fans
  • fantastic macro
  • Scalloped hammerheads
  • Hordes of reef fish
  • Dolphins

Shark Diving

Beqa Lagoon in Fjij has become know as one of the best shark dives in the world, and is also a shark marine reserve. There are multiple different shark dives that you can do here, but whichever you choose there will generally be bull sharks cruising by. The other hot spot for diving with sharks here is Yasawa Island, where you can encounter impressive bull sharks as well as the other usual suspects. Fiji is certainly a place where a lemon is not only a fruit.

Fiji’s Corals

Known as the ‘soft coral capital of the world’ Fiji’s stunning natural beauty is reserved not just for topside alone, below the waters thrive some of natures most precious coral reefs. Walls, swim-throughs, sea mounts, and fringing reefs covered in soft corals, all the colours of the rainbow. Dive sites such as Great White Wall, Frigate passage, Vatu-i-Ra passage, The Zoo, and Dreammaker, should be included in your Fiji dive plan.

Vegan | Plant-based Divers

Fiji has a great range of fresh fruit and vegetables and adapted diets are well catered for. Dive resorts make an effort to be inclusive, and liveaboards can easily stock up on necessary ingredients to make sure your dive holiday is a nutritious one as well, giving you the energy to get out amongst the sharks and mind-boggling corals.

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Fiji Travel Tips (at a glance)

  • Currency: Fijian Dollar (FJD)
  • Language: Fijian | English
  • Capital: Suva
  • International airport: Nadi (NAN)
  • Power supply: 240V | 50Hz
  • Power plug: Plug type I | 3 flat pins
  • Weather: Tropical | 23-27 degrees C
  • Visa: Visa on arrival
  • Culture: Friendly & welcoming

Diving Fiji FAQ's

Fiji map | Infinite Blue Dive TravelFiji is located in the South Pacific Ocean, between the island nations of Tonga, Samoa, New Caledonia,and the Solomon Islands.

The easiest way to get there is generally flying through Australia or from New Zealand.





Scuba diving Fiji can be great for beginners. You do not need to jump into the fantastic drift dives to experience Fiji’s amazing corals and fish life. Many resorts here have their own dive shops and teach a range of PADI dive courses, from Open Water through to professional certifications.

Scuba diving in Fiji is not cheap. In fact it is up there with the most expensive in the world. That said, this is a once in a lifetime dive destination, so it may just warrant the budget stretch.

The way to experience the best scuba diving in Fiji is from a dive liveaboard, of which there are only two. Diving from a resort will still get you to most of the greatest dive sites that Fiji has to offer, so do not let this stop you.

Yes, you can learn to dive in Fiji. The awesome thing about Fiji is that many of the dive sites are very suitable for those learning. Most resorts have dive shops, and their own reefs or coral gardens where they can run dive courses.

Absolutely you can see sharks while scuba diving in Fiji! Beqa Lagoon has become incredibly popular as one of the most superb places on the planet to dive with sharks.