NAI'A I 2020 I GROUP OFFER 16 + 2 FREE I FIJI I 7 NIGHTS

NAI'A I 2020 I GROUP OFFER 16 + 2 FREE I FIJI I 7 NIGHTS
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Designed by a renowned architect and built by Dutch craftsman, NAI'A is a flagship Fijian liveboard sailing the South Pacific. Nine en-suite staterooms carry 18 passengers maximum, taken care of by an experienced Fijian crew.



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NAI'A HIGHLIGHTS

  • Languages spoken - English
  • Explore the remarkably rich and diverse Bligh Waters of Fiji and visit Mutiny Mount
  • Exclusive Wakaya Island channel, and the astonishing Nigali Passage
  • White-tip reef, black-tip reef, silvertip, bull, tiger and leopard sharks
  • Caverns, canyons, swim-throughs, incredible wall dives
  • The Nai'a often runs special photography and film trips
  • Excellent reputation for over 25 years
  • Roomy dive deck, dives from skiffs
  • Rebreather friendly
  • Complimentary wine during evening meals
  • Camera equipment room

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from platform supported by zodiacs
  • Camera Room. Battery Charging Station. Warm-Water Showers. Fish Id And Diving Books. Spacious Dive Deck.
  • Tanks With Din Valves. Din/Int Adapters. Nitrox ($). Rental Equipment ($). Rebreather-Friendly. Courses available.
  • Air-Conditioning. Wi-Fi ($). Lounge/TV Area. US Power Sockets. Power Socket Adapters. Movies
  • Snorkeling. Land Excursions. Kayak Jet Ski Wakeboard, Massage, Spa, Yoga 
  • Buffet A La Carte Vegetarian Food -Coffee, tea, soft drinks, water, fruit, biscuits and snacks are provided free of charge.
  • Alcohol  - Bar service- Beer and wine available to buy. wine free of charge with dinner
  • Payments on board - Visa Mastercard Amex Cash

FOR YOUR SAFETY

  • Fire Alarm. Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets. Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Emergency Positioning Radio 
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THE NAI'A

Designed by renowned marine architect W. de Vries Lentsch and built by skilled Dutch craftsmen, NAI'A was completely refitted in 1993, 2000 and again in 2010 and is a flagship Fijian liveboard sailing the South Pacific.

The boat carries up to 18 guests in 9 staterooms with all the creature comforts of a quality land-based resort, including hot showers and cool staterooms. NAI'A's sophisticated sailing rig affords her the range, comfort and stability of a truly expeditionary vessel. Truly the core of the NAI'A family is her Fijian crew, ten of the friendliest and most able sailors anywhere. 

While the Main Saloon is perhaps the most eye-catching feature, with its golden grains of native Fijian hardwoods, the serious Diver will appreciate the thoughtful layout of the roomy Dive Deck, complete with a dedicated dry camera and video room to suit even the most discriminating Photographer.

OUR CABINS

NAI'A's impressive layout, custom built for liveaboard diving, provides accommodation for 18 passengers in 9 spacious, air-conditioned Staterooms with private en-suite heads. All the Staterooms were entirely rebuilt in 2010 and are larger than those on most dive vessels with plenty of stowage for gear. They are bright, airy, and comfortable and have both 110v and 220v power. The boat has 4 cabin types, king bed (only suitable for couples), king bed with bunk bed over the foot of the bed (mostly used for couples), king bed that splits into singles (for single travellers), bunk beds feet over feet (for single travellers). However, the boat operator will make the cabin assignment before the trip according to the composition of the group.

FOOD ON BOARD

All meals are made with fresh produce, meats and fresh fish and await the hungry diver with a widely varied parade of delights served from the galley by the Chefs. International cuisine - breakfast, lunch, and dinner with wine. Waitress service in the Saloon with soup and salad. Coffee, tea, soft drinks, water, fruit, biscuits and snacks are provided free of charge. Wine (free of charge with dinner, otherwise charged per bottle), beer and spirits are also available. Lunch, dinner and snacks are also provided on the first day of the cruise. All dietary requirements can be catered for - please send notice of your requirements. The operator rates the quality of dining as "excellent" and of "high" importance. There is a fixed menu.

DIVING IN THE AREA

Jean-Michel Cousteau has been quoted as calling Fiji the “Soft Coral Capital of the World” and it is here that he created his first dive resort. Three hundred and ninety species of Soft and Hard Corals plus over 1200 fish species have created what may be the most Colorful Reefs in the World. An underwater topography that has Caverns, Canyons, Swim-throughs, incredible Wall Dives, and frequent Shark Encounters entices Divers from the palm lined beaches of white sand. Fiji is the perfect Pacific Island Dive Safari Adventure.

DIVING WITH US

Explore the remarkably rich and diverse Bligh Water, with its lavish coral bommies, visit Mutiny Mount, the exclusive Wakaya Island channel, and the astonishing Nigali Passage. This area attracts many of the world's leading Photographers and Underwater Film Makers. The Nai'a often runs special Photography Trips and, due to its unrivalled reputation, attracts many names from the scuba world, such a Stan Waterman, to join their Fiji liveaboards dispensing expert advice to fellow guests. 

NAI'A is owned and managed by Rob Barrel and his sister and brother-in-law, Alexx and Todd Edwards. Its professional crew is famous for their friendliness and competence. Their expertise is evidenced by the variety of their schedule, including 7 and 10 night dive trips around Fiji, as well as charters to enjoy Tonga's Humpback Whales. 

STATEROOM KING BED (ONLY SUITABLE FOR COUPLES)

(BED CONFIGURATION MAY BE REQUESTED BUT CAN NOT BE GUARANTEED)

All the staterooms are larger than those on most dive vessels, with plenty of stowage for gear, and they are bright, airy, and comfortable. While camera and strobe charging is best done in the camera room. And with small porthole windows, bathroom with unlimited hot water shower and toilet, hand basin and towel, room service and flowers. Wardrobe, dressing table and mirror, reading lights, 110 and 220 V mains outlet - US and Australian style socket prongs

  • Size:  -
  • Beds:  1 King
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air con: Yes

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 STATEROOM KING BED WITH BUNK BED OVER THE FOOT OF THE BED (MOSTLY FOR COUPLES)

(BED CONFIGURATION MAY BE REQUESTED BUT CAN NOT BE GUARANTEED)

All the staterooms are larger than those on most dive vessels, with plenty of stowage for gear, and they are bright, airy, and comfortable. While camera and strobe charging is best done in the camera room. And with small porthole windows, bathroom with unlimited hot water shower and toilet, hand basin and towel, room service and flowers. Wardrobe, dressing table and mirror, reading lights, 110 and 220 V mains outlet - US and Australian style socket prongs

  • Size:  -
  • Beds:  1 King
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air con: Yes

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STATEROOM KING BED THAT SPLITS INTO 2 KING TWINS (FOR SINGLE TRAVELLERS)

(BED CONFIGURATION MAY BE REQUESTED BUT CAN NOT BE GUARANTEED)

All the staterooms are larger than those on most dive vessels, with plenty of stowage for gear, and they are bright, airy, and comfortable. While camera and strobe charging is best done in the camera room. And with small porthole windows, bathroom with unlimited hot water shower and toilet, hand basin and towel, room service and flowers. Wardrobe, dressing table and mirror, reading lights, 110 and 220 V mains outlet - US and Australian style socket prongs

  • Size:  -
  • Beds:  1 King
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air con: Yes

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STATEROOM BUNK BEDS FEET OVER FEET (FOR SINGLE TRAVELLERS)

(BED CONFIGURATION MAY BE REQUESTED BUT CAN NOT BE GUARANTEED)

All the staterooms are larger than those on most dive vessels, with plenty of stowage for gear, and they are bright, airy, and comfortable. While camera and strobe charging is best done in the camera room. And with small porthole windows, bathroom with unlimited hot water shower and toilet, hand basin and towel, room service and flowers. Wardrobe, dressing table and mirror, reading lights, 110 and 220 V mains outlet - US and Australian style socket prongs

  • Size:  -
  • Beds:  1 King
  • Max occupancy:  2
  • Shareable:  Yes
  • Private bathroom:  Yes
  • Air con: Yes

THE MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Lautoka, FIJI and ends in Lautoka FIJI
  • The closest airport is Nadi Intl (NAN)
  • Pickup time at the airport is around 13:00. Give yourself enough time to go through immigration and pickup your bags
  • You will receive exact meeting point instructions closer to the trip date directly from the Liveaboard
  • Hotel pickup time is around 13:00 from hotels within the Nadi area
  • Please use the pickup and DO NOT make your own way to the boat

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • You can check in on the boat as of 13:00
  • The boat departs Lautoka at around 14:00 on the same day
  • The vessel is equipped with US power sockets, Power socket adapters
  • Accepted payment methods on board: VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, Cash (USD), Cash
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • Your last dives will be on the second to last day around 14:00
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Lautoka early in the morning on the last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is around 08:00 on the last day.
  • Hotel drop-off time is around 09:00 at hotels within the Nadi area
  • Airport drop-off time is around 09:00

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • Guest should arrive at Nadi (NAN) airport not later than 12:00 noon
  • The pick-up will start at 1pm from Nadi airport and hotels within the Nadi area and transfer everyone to the boat at Lautoka Wharf
  • Everyone will need to catch the arranged transport. It is not possible to go to the boat directly because the security guards at the entrance to the wharf will not let you through
  • There is enough storage space on board so no need to leave any luggage at the office
  • There are Wi-Fi devices available onboard that you can hire for US$30 for the week and you can purchase recharge cards which is also available onboard to download data. The recharge card costs FJ$10.00 (for 8GB). WIFI will only work at certain places and the Cruise Directors can let you know the best time to use them. Cell phones are also only working at certain places
  • All cabins, the salon and camera room are equipped with US (110V) and Australian (240V) Standard electrical outlets. If your devices are of another type, you should bring your own power adapters
  • If your flight home departs in the evening, we recommend you book a day room where you can store your luggage while you tour for the day and relax and shower before the flight

ITINERARY GENERAL INFORMATION

  • 26 Dives
  • Advanced Diver Level recommended, Beginners divers and snorkels are welcome.
  • 3 to 4 dives per day
  • Dive instructor and dive guides on board
  • Fiji's coral reef system is a complex web of barrier reefs surrounding large lagoons and islands.
  • Coral growth and fish action are most robust on those outer barrier reefs.
  • Marine life is especially concentrated within the reef passages and channels that link the lagoons with the deep ocean.
  • Much of the area remains uncharted and the dive sites untouched.
  • All this makes NAI'A dive sites in the NAI'A Triangle of Lomaiviti, Namena and Bligh Water largely exclusive.
  • You are extremely unlikely to encounter another dive boat during a NAI'A trip
  • Shark action, Manta Rays, great Macro life and marine life
  • Rebreathers welcome

PROGRAM

DAY 1

  • Transfer to the boat
  • Check in 1 pm
  • Meet the crew, Welcome briefing, Assign cabins, Prepare equipment
  • Check dive in the afternoon
  • NAI'A heads north and east around the flank of the main island of Viti Levu to reach Bligh Water

DAY 2 – PENULTIMATE DAY

  • 2 to 3 dives this day
  • Our normal itinerary for both seven and ten-day charters starts and ends in Lautoka, just north of Nadi, where the international airport is located.
  • Several different dive sites in Bligh Water are available including Vatu-i-ra, E6, Mt. Mutiny, and Cat's Meow, depending on localized weather conditions.
  • From there we choose our sites according to weather, tides, and our passengers' inclinations.
  • But generally we visit the islands and barrier reefs of Namena, Wakaya, and Gau.
  • On ten-day charters we have more time available to dive the various reefs in the Koro Sea, some of them near Namena and others near nowhere!
  • We have dived Fiji's finest reefs since 1993, under every imaginable set of circumstances. Importantly, we've kept good records.
  • Many sites are current-dependent and detailed local knowledge is critical in order to maximize the number of good dives in the best spots.
  • For that reason we don't offer a fixed itinerary -- "if it's Tuesday, it must be Wakaya". Instead we tailor each voyage to the tides and weather that week.
  • We also desire to explore remote locales and "get away from it all".
  • But ecologically and globally speaking, coral reefs don't always share our goals for isolation and solitude.

LAST DAY

  • Breakfast on board
  • Check out from 8am
  • Transfer to airport or local hotel

Fiji Dive Sites

North Save-a-Tack Passage is the dive site which drew Cousteau to Fiji.  On the plateau above the wall, giant schools of bigeye trevally, scad, and barracuda are watched over by several gray reef sharks. On the periphery, white-tip sharks lie napping on the bottom in preparation for their night-time forays. The sides and tops of the bommies are alive with color: gorgonia fans, black coral, soft coral, and every reef fish imaginable.

Two Thumbs, Tetons, Mushrooms,These three dive sites on the south side of the Namena Barrier Reef, directly across the lagoon from North Save-a-tack Passage, are flushed by clear incoming water when the current is going out at North Save-a-tack. Spectacular seamounts just on the edge of the drop-off, they collect the pelagics that patrol the drop-off and they are covered in soft-coral.

Jim's Alley is a soft coral garden in shallow water, home to zillions of reef fish. Jim's is a prime example of the kind of soft coral diving for which Fiji is famous. Jim's is a regular stop for four or five mantas, who can frequently be found feeding in the adjacent channel during the waning tide. Macro photographers, too, love Jim's because of the profusion of little creatures living among the hard corals, soft corals, and fans.

Nigali Passage is a narrow cut in the surrounding barrier reef which concentrates pelagics from miles around. Nigali is home to female gray reef sharks which number from 8 to 25 depending on the season. The channel also concentrates a huge school of trevally, three age-segregated schools of barracuda, about a dozen big flowery cod.

Cats Meow, Human Nature Undeniable,Three magnificent dive sites that lie on the northern barrier reef that defines Bligh Water's Vatu-i-ra Channel, these sites feature both main barrier reefs with good protection from swell and current plus small off-lying bommies smothered in life.  Cat Holloway and Human Nature is named for Paul Humann, the renown fish book author, who reckoned it was the best dive site he'd ever seen. Much of the gorgeous soft coral featured in Howard and Michele Hall's IMAX film Coral Reef Adventure was shot at these two sites.

Mount Mutiny, Diving is very much like E-6 in terms of pelagics and other fish life. The highlight of Mount Mutiny is the Rainbow Wall, a wall of unusual thin-stalked Chironepthya soft coral in a broad range of colors which blankets the south flank of Mount Mutiny for a distance of 200 meters in depths between 60 and 120 feet. This is one of the single prettiest soft coral dives anywhere.

Vatu-I- Ra,There are seven very distinct dives on the Vatu-i-ra barrier reef, several of which are among the best coral-reef dives in the world. The barrier reef protrudes north from Viti Levu into the Vatu-i-ra Channel, narrowing the channel to only 4.5 miles across.

E6 - A photographer heaven, A seamount rising sheer-sided from 3,000ft right in the center of the narrowest part of Bligh Water's Vatu-i-ra channel, where it intercepts the flow of nutrients funneled between the two large islands of Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. Extraordinary diving! Pelagics are normally found on the two sides of the pinnacle flushed by currents, while delicate soft corals and fans decorate the protected lee side where NAI'A moors. The Cathedral is a large swim-though lined in gorgonian fans and soft coral, with soft-coral trees growing up from the floor. A narrow opening above allows sun rays to penetrate to the floor of the Cathedral, illuminating the bright fans and soft coral like so many panes of stained glass, giving it the feel of its namesake. The floor is home to several different colors of poison-bristle nudibranch, while adjoining small caves shelter many large lobster. Other highlights of night dives at E-6 are giant cuttlefish, arrowhead crabs, tiny soft coral cowries, colonial anemones on the gorgonian fans, and so many flashlight fish that you can navigate by their bright green light. Day dives at E-6 feature schooling barracuda, trevally, and surgeonfish, occasional hammerhead sharks and eagle rays, and a plethora of reef fish including anthias, fusiliers, and leaf scorpionfish.

Fiji Diving Conditions

Depth: 5 - >45 + m

Visibility: 20 - 45m

Currents: Moderate

Surface conditions: Calm, can get choppy

Water temperature: 22 - 29°C

Number of dive sites: > 50 +

Distance: 20 - 150 km east of Viti Levu

INCLUDED

  • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks
  • Weight Belt
  • Dive guides
  • Island tours
  • Wine with dinner
  • Airport and local hotel scheduled transfer to/from the boat

NOT INCLUDED

  • Hotel bookings and international airfare can be arranged by our in-house travel service at very competitive rates
  • BCD: 50 (per trip)
  • Regulator: 50 (per trip)
  • Dive computer: 40 USD (per week)
  • Flashlight (torch): 30 USD (per trip)
  • Nitrox: 150 USD (per trip)
  • Tips for the crew (recommended)
  • Beer and Wine
  • Fuel surcharge maybe applied

CANCELLATION POLICY

What if I need to cancel my booking?

  • Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have. After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies: 
  • 20% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 90 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 90 days prior to arrival
  • In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 business days

BEFORE TRAVELLING

  • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality
  • Make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
  • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
  • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
  • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
  • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
  • All divers must provide their diving certification card
  • Diving computers are compulsory
  • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc. The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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