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Dive Travel Deal: Island Dancer Fiji, Suva/Suva, OTHER, Fiji

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July 13 – July 20 2013 Island Dancer Fiji, Suva/Suva, OTHER, Fiji

Throughout the week aboard the Island Dancer II guests will depart Suva to explore the reefs, bommies and walls of Nigali Pass, Wakaya, Koro and Namenalala Islands. Known as the soft coral capital, the brilliant colors on display will dazzle even the most experienced divers and photographers. Drift dives with eagle rays, mantas, turtles, sharks and giant groupers are also on the itinerary.

Clownfish, pygmy seahorses, ornate ghost pipefish, and a multitude of nudibranchs bring smiles to every dive! With direct flights from several major cities worldwide, it is an easy destination to add to your dive log.

To top off the exiting diving and experience some of Fiji’s local culture, a visit to a Fijian village on one of the remote islands is arranged including a Kava ceremony and warrior dance. All guests are required to wear a traditional sulu (sarong or wrap) so either bring your own or we will gladly provide one for you!

The Island Dancer II appeals to those discriminating divers who prefer a smaller group and is perfectly suited for Fiji and the diving itinerary. All indoor areas are air-conditioned and each of the guest cabins feature ensuite facilities. The beautifully appointed salon has ample room for divers to view their photos and videos or to enjoy a movie on the entertainment system. The sundeck features covered and uncovered lounging and is a perfect place to relax with a book during surface intervals.

Getting There:
Republic of the Fiji Islands is an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean east of Vanuatu, west of Tonga and south of Tuvalu. The country occupies an archipelago of about 322 islands, of which 106 are permanently inhabited, and 522 islets. The two major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu account for 87% of the population.

Air Pacific provides non-stop flights (only approx 9 –9 ½ hours, overnight) every day of the week except Wednesdays & Fridays from Los Angeles to Nadi w/ connecting flights on Sun Pacific to Suva.

Arrival/Boarding/Departure:
The Island Dancer II operates out of Suva, Fiji. A group transfer from the airport to the Island Dancer II is provided to guests flying into Suva Nausori Airport (SUV) on the scheduled day of embarkation. This transfer to the yacht, which is about a 45 minute drive, is scheduled between 6 – 8am.

If you are arriving in Suva on a later flight and unable to join the group transfer, then you will need to take a taxi to the Island Dancer II which docks next to the Novotel Hotel (formerly the Trade Winds hotel). If you are already in Suva, please make your way to the Island Dancer II anytime after 12 pm The Island Dancer II typically sails immediately. Check out is Saturday morning at 7:30 am.

Diving Environment:

• Known for brilliant soft corals, sharks, turtles, mantas, anemones, clownfish, and multiple macro critters
• Dives from mothership and or tender
• Water temperature: Nov – April (Fijian summer) 80-84F (27-29C)
May – Oct (Fijian winter) 76-79F (25-27C)
• 3-5 mm wetsuit recommended

Taxes & Fees:
Park Fee $14.69 and $200 VAT taxes (paid onboard).
Note: All purchases onboard are subject to 20% VAT tax.

Transfers:
Group transfers included to/from Suva (SUV) airport at designated times.

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