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NAI’A Liveaboard

NAI’A liveaboard offers unique itineraries that focus on diving in Fiji. She was designed by a renowned marine architect and built by skilled Dutch craftsmen. NAI’A was completely refitted in 1993 and again in 2000 and 2010 with the latest technology and facilities specific to the needs of discerning divers. Onboard there are accommodations for 18 passengers in 9 spacious, air-conditioned cabins with ensuite bathrooms.

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The main salon on NAI’A is perhaps her most eye-catching feature. Carefully crafted out of local timbers, the 625 square foot room serves as lounge, theatre, classroom, and dining room. The four tables in the salon are showpiece items, built as a gift to NAI’A by the Fijian carpenters who refinished the ship. Meals times in the salon are always a special time with the chef preparing delicious meals using locally grown produce and meats and fresh fish. NAI’A has everything the underwater photographer could wish for. The camera room is located immediately adjacent to the dive deck and has storage and work space for more than a dozen photographers, their gear and storage of cases. After each dive you can rinse your camera gear in two large fresh water dip tanks. Compressed air is at your fingertips in the camera room for cleaning and drying parts. Both 110 and 220 volt charging strips are available. Just between the salon and the camera room is NAI’A liveaboard’s spacious dive deck. The dive deck is huge, bridging the entire 30ft beam of the ship. Divers returning to the dive deck are treated to hot deck showers and clean dry towels at the end of every dive. For those who want to be outside in the sun, the whole roof area over the dive deck and the camera room is a sundeck open to undiluted rays. This is a great place to enjoy a relaxing lunch while working on your tan on one of the comfortable lounge chairs. The pulpit over the bow is another great place to lounge. It’s roomy enough for six to sit or a dozen excited people can stand watching bow-riding dolphins or breaching whales.

NAI’A offers the following itineraries:
-Fiji 7 night itinerary
-Fiji 10 night itinerary

Fiji itineraries
NAI’A liveaboard offers 7 night and 10 night Fiji trips that start and end in Lautoka, just north of Nadi, where the international airport is located. After an initial “checkout” dive on the afternoon of boarding, NAI’A heads north and east around the flank of the main island of Viti Levu to reach Bligh Water. Several different dive sites in Bligh Water are available including Vatu-i-ra, E-6, Mt. Mutiny, and Cat’s Meow, depending on localized weather conditions. From there NAI’A chooses sites according to weather, tides, and passenger’s inclinations. But generally NAI’A visits the islands and barrier reefs of Namena, Wakaya, and Gau. On 10 night trips there is more time available to dive the various reefs in the Koro Sea, some of them near Namena and others near nowhere! The reefs that NAI’A dives have good populations of Whitetip, Hammerhead and Grey Reef Sharks. Blacktip, Tiger, Bull, Nurse, and Silvertip Sharks are not uncommon, but you have to be lucky to see one. Whitetips and Grey Reef Sharks are pretty much everywhere and the most reliable sites for Hammerheads are the offshore seamounts of Mt. Mutiny and E-6, as well as the Namena Marine Reserve and Wakaya.

Prices include: Cabin accommodation on NAI’A, all diving, tanks/weights/weight belts, all meals, all non-alcoholic beverages, house wine served with dinner, taxes, marine park fee, and return transfers between Nadi airport and the vessel on the day of embarkation and disembarkation.

***NAI’A liveaboard’s mandatory 14% local tax is included in the prices***

Nitrox: 150 USD (7 night trip) or 210 USD (10 night trip)

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