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Fiji: Dec 4-16, 2022

Volivoli Beach Resort and Uprising Beach Resort
Volivoli Beach Resort | Fiji Group Dive Trip | Scuba CenterOn the most northerly tip of Fiji’s largest island, Viti Levu, lies a headland where, nestled amongst lush rainforest, thundering waterfalls, history-filled caves, sugarcane fields, abundant agriculture, thriving mangroves, and some of the earth’s healthiest coral reefs, you’ll find Volivoli Beach Resort—the premium, boutique, four-star, vacation destination on Fiji’s untouched Suncoast. Secluded and remote enough to forget bustle of city life, but close enough (just 10 minutes) to Rakiraki town should you want to do some shopping and exploring, Volivoli has everything you need while still remaining rural and luxuriously untouched.
Volivoli Beach Resort, on the main island of Fiji, offers private accommodations with panoramic beach and ocean views. It benefits from many leisure activities including diving, snorkeling and fishing.Spread out over many acres on its own peninsula, their 32 ocean view rooms are comprised of four brand-new, two-bedroom luxury family villas, 11 newly-renovated premium ocean view bures, nine deluxe ocean view rooms, and eight standard ocean view rooms. Each room is found along garden paths that wind through brightly-coloured hibiscus, fragrant frangipani and flowering bird of paradise. The only sound you’ll hear in the morning at Volivoli are the birds singing, the ocean lapping the shore, and the quiet hum of the dive boat coming into the house reef to take out our divers—so relax and take in the quiet that is Volivoli. Bask in the sunshine around their oceanfront swimming pool surrounded by flourishing gardens, lounge in a hammock by the beach watching the sun rise and set, dine on inspired local cuisine in the two restaurants, enjoy a cocktail at one of three bars, or regenerate in the restorative spa.
Dining at Volivoli is the ultimate natural luxury and a creative celebration of Fijian and international food. Their staff pride themselves on creating the freshest, Fijian and fusion cuisine in the area, with almost everything made from scratch, sourced from a farmer just down the road. Hyper-locality is the theme of the cuisine you’ll find at their two restaurants, Nuku Bar and Grill and the Ra Bar.

Fiji reef diving | Ra Divers | Volivoli Fiji | Many guests come to Volivoli because of their proximity to Bligh Water, also known as The Vatu-I-Ra Passage—now a marine protected area famous for its abundance and diversity of marine life—which is arguably the best diving in Fiji. Explore a colorful underwater world on a diving adventure with Ra Divers, their world-class dive shop on daily trips to Bligh Water, where there’s some of the healthiest, thriving soft coral diving in the world. These reefs boast more colors than you can imagine, and some extremely rare macro creatures—like the ornate ghost pipefish, orangutan crabs, frogfish, nudibranch, seahorses, schools of barracuda, trevally, giant groupers, —and in all likelihood, turtles, moray eels, grey, blacak and white tip reef sharks, and the occasional tiger shark.

Uprising Beach Resort Fiji | On the opposite side of Viti Livu from Volivoli is Pacific Harbour where we will spend our last 3 nights at the Uprising Resort. Here you will have the opportunity to participate in the “Ultimate Shark Encounter” and enjoy a day of rafting on the incredible Navua River. Nestled amongst tropical gardens with unobstructed views of Beqa Lagoon, Uprising Beach Resort is a popular destination for divers, adventure seekers, or those simply seeking an Island Experience with Mainland Convenience off the beaten tourist trail.
Uprising Beach Resort in Fiji. |
Offering beachfront accommodations in the heart of Fiji’s Adventure Capital, Pacific Harbour, you’re sure to find this an option that satisfies your desire for a true Fijian-style holiday. Positioned between the beach and surrounding tropical gardens, the Classic Standard Bures are the Uprisings original room category. These rooms offer guests spacious, open plan living with less than 50 meters to the water’s edge. High ceilings with thatched roofs provide a traditional feel to these Fijian architecture inspired and designed rooms. Each room features private landscaped outdoor showers and a small balcony area with outdoor furniture. The Uprising Beach Resort Restaurant and Bars, set beachside, offers a simple tropical buffet breakfast as well as an à la cart lunch and dinner providing appetising and balance food choices for all. Offering a main bar as well as a beach bar, they have a spot reserved for you to enjoy a tropical cocktail or ice cold beer as the sun sets on another day.
During our stay at Uprising Beach Resort, our schedule includes the world famous Ultimate Shark Encounter. You will be diving in Shark Reef Marine Reserve, Fiji’s first National Marine Park dedicated to researching and preserving sharks. This is the original and unmatched product featuring Fiji’s unique and highly experienced crew of Shark Divers! Experience the breathtaking sight of up to eight species of Sharks: Blacktip Reef Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Silvertip Sharks, Tawny Nurse Sharks, Sicklefin Lemon Sharks, Bull Sharks and the occasional Tiger Shark.


World famous Fiji Ultimate Shark Encounter |  Fiji Group Dive Trip | Scuba Center


Diving the Bligh Water, also known as The Vatu-I-Ra Passage, with Ra Divers. | Some of Ra Divers’ most popular sites are in the fascinating Vatu i ra Passage. These sites are a mixture of walls, bommies and drift dives, all of which are teaming with life and colour. Sites like Black magic mountain, Mellow yellow and Instant replay will soon be etched in your memory forever! 

Volivoli Beach Resort:
  • 7 Nights Accommodation

  • Roundtrip Nadi Airport/Resort Transfers

  • Welcome Drink on Arrival

  • Full Meal Plan – 3 meals daily with juice, milk, rain water, coffee and tea at breakfast

  • 5 days of 2-tank boat diving including tanks, weights, and dive guide (10 dives total)

  • Unlimited Shore Diving on 2 house reefs (reserve tanks 24 hours prior)

  • Beach BBQ

  • Private hosted Group Event

  • Traditional Meke performance and Fijian Lovo night

  • Free use of kayaks and participation in a variety of complimentary resort activities

  • All taxes

Uprising Resort:
  • Transfer from Volivoli to Pacific Harbor with lunch in Suva included

  • Transfer from Pacific Harbour to Nadi for return flight

  • 3 Nights accommodation

  • Daily buffet breakfast

  • Lower River Rafting Trip

  • 1x 2-tank Ultimate Shark Encounter
    Tanks, weights and refreshment included
    FJD$20 marine park fee due direct in cash to the dive shop on shark dive day

  • All Taxes

Not included in the package:
  • Round trip air from Minneapolis*

  • Diving equipment, Nitrox, dive courses

  • Incidental charges: Individual group members will be responsible for their own charges including but not limited to beverages and bar bill, telephone, internet usage, sightseeing, equipment rental of any sort, gratuities and any other items of a personal nature.

Please note the following:  
  • Scuba certification card required for each diver.

  • We recommend all divers purchase DAN membership.

  • A passport is required for travel.

Dates: Dec 4-16, 2022

Trip Cost:

Double Occupancy: $3252 + Air**
Single Occupancy: $4244 + Air**
*Airfare to be announced.
**All rates quoted by Scuba Center include a 2% discount for cash/check payments.

Reservations / Deposit Information:

  • $500 deposit is required at registration

Registration: An application for this trip must be completed by each traveler at the time of registration. You may pick up a trip application at either store or print out our Scuba Center Trip Application. Complete the application and fax, mail or drop off in person with a $500 non-refundable deposit per person.
For more information, contact our Travel Department.

DAN Membership & Diving Insurance


Sample packing checklist