Nai'aDive Fiji's fabulous Bligh Water on board the Nai'a liveaboard
Fully refurbished in 2010, the Nai’a is a 120ft long steel vessel with nine passenger staterooms and room for 14 crew. Built to expeditonary standards, the Nai’a is a stable and long range vessel that not only cruises through Fiji, but also undertakes voyages to Tonga between July and September to coincide with the humpback whale season.
The Nai’a is long established in Fiji and during its history it has explored all corners of the country, diving on virtually every reef and passage. The standard cruise itinerary chosen today ecompasses the very best diving that Fiji has to offer. All trips within Fiji start on Saturdays and run for either 7nts or 10nts, beginning and ending in Lautoka, which is about a 40 minute drive north of Nadi. The cruise will sail through Bligh Water, offering a range of channel, caverns and spectacular reef walls.
For the Tonga season, the Nai’a runs 9nt cruises to swim and snorkel with the humback whales that come into the warm waters of Tonga to give birth, nurse, court and mate. All trips start and end in Nuku’alofa, the capital of Tonga.
To find out more about this area, visit our Fiji page.
There are many ways to get to Fiji, but the most popular route is through Los Angeles. There are many daily flights into LA from the UK and Fiji Airways operates a good connection with many of them.
There are also routes that can take you through Asia by stopping in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore with a direct flight to Nadi from those hubs. The other main route into Fiji would be through Australia from Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide or Melbourne or through New Zealand from Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch.
Guide price (2019):-
Fiji 7 nights from £3137pp
Fiji 10nts from £4478pp
Tonga 9nts from £4758pp
Includes: Scheduled transfers to and from Nadi to liveaboard, accommodation, all meals served on board, house wine served with meals, all diving with tanks & weights on air, and marine park fees and local taxes.
Not Included: Nitrox, fuel surcharges* (if applicable), international flights, equipment rental and crew gratitudes.
*At the time of writing, the Nai’a is not currently charging a fuel surcharge but should the cost of fuel increase then the Nai’a reserves the right to implement a fuel surcharge. If applicable, the cost will be confirmed three months prior to departure.
Prices shown are for guide purposes only and subject to exchange rate fluctuation.
Accommodation & Facilities
There are nine air-conditioned staterooms on board the Nai’a, all with private ensuite bathrooms, that can accommodate a total of 18 passengers. Cabin configuration varies slightly – there are three staterooms that have king beds that can be configured as either double or twin; two cabins have a king bed and overhead single bunk; two cabins are king bed double only, and then there are two cabins with twin beds only. All cabins are large with plenty of space for storage and have both 110v and 220v power sockets. All staterooms are located on the lower deck.
When you are not diving, you can chose to relax in the large, air-conditioned lounge, with library and games area, and the lounge is where delicious meals are served. Sunlovers can choose to relax outside on the large sundeck, located at the bow of the boat complete with sun loungers.
The Nai’a has a spacious dive deck with plenty of room for storage and kitting up with easy access directly into the water or into one of the two dive skiffs. There are fresh water rinse tanks for dive and camera equipment and there is also a dedicated camera room, complete with compressed air for cleaning and drying. Nitrox is available for certified divers. The Nai’a schedules up to four dives per day.
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Great Escapes Diving Holidays Ltd
Office hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10.00am - 12.00pm
Tel: 01473 921888