Enjoy a great relaxing holiday in a beautiful tropical setting and take only a few hours a day over 3 or 4 days of your holiday to become a fully qualified Open Water Diver. Listed below are the best locations to endulge into a new passion which offer both PADI & SSI qualified dive courses.
Only 12 kilometres from the centre of Port Vila and an easy two minute ride by ferry from the mainland is the appropriately named Hideaway Island and Marine Sanctuary Resort. It is a small coral atoll that's about as close as you'll get to a Robinson Crusoe island escape in the South Pacific. Power is generated around the clock on the island, water is fed from the top of the pristine Cascade waterfalls and outside of the office there are no phones or faxes. Edged by white sands, coral beaches and fringed with palm trees, the island is surrounded by warm crystal waters teeming with friendly fish living amongst the pastel-coloured Plate Corals, unique to this area.
Within the lagoon are sheltered wrecks and patch reefs which being shallower, allow for more bottom time to appreciate a variety of smaller fish life, shrimp and nudibranchs. A real muck divers paradise.
There is also plenty for the non-diver to do. A day on the island can be as busy or as quiet as you want to make it. As well as snorkelling and scuba diving, you can try sailing and beach volleyball, or use it as a base for a myriad of other tours and activities such as game or reef fishing, visiting the Cascade Waterfalls or having a round of golf. If you prefer a more relaxing holiday, you can always just sit back, relax and enjoy the fare of our world-class chef as you enjoy the view of beautiful Mele Bay.
Learn to Dive Package at Hideaway Island, Vanuatu
Includes Dive Course
- Flights ex Auckland
- 7 nights twin share lodge room
- Daily continental Breakfast
- Transfers to / from Airport
- PADI open water dive course
- Includes taxes
Price: NZ$ 1595.00pp
Vava'u has numerous safe, interesting and unique cavern dives with spectacular underwater archways, tunnels, large black coral trees and wall dives that vanish into the inky blue. There is little in the way of currents and most dives are leisurely swim throughs. For wreck dive enthusiasts the 122 metre wreck of the Clan McWilliam that sank over 50 years ago, sits upright and still intact. Then there’s the Humpback Whales, a treat everyone should experience, both above and below the surface.
VoliVoli in Rakiraki is Fiji’s best-kept secret. Its location on the northern tip of Fiji’s main Island, Viti Levu, offers seclusion, peace and quiet, far away from mainstream Fijian resorts. It has the feel of an island paradise with the convenience of the mainland.
A great reason to visit this delightful piece of Fijian paradise is the top quality diving. The Ra (or West) waters are world renowned for the quality of fish life, an abundance of colour and pristine conditions.
Just 45 minutes from Nadi Airport you’ll find Seashell@Momi, located right on the water just a short boat trip from the Mamanuca Islands, famous surfing reefs, and The Navula Passage, renowned for its spectacular scuba diving.
- Closest dive destination to Nadi
- Great place to learn to dive
- The Navula Barrier Reef is renowned for its spectacular scuba diving.
With over 20 dive sites to choose from, you’ll be enthralled by the magnificent swimthroughs, chimneys, bommies, a wreck, small caves and brilliant drift dives where you will find a kaleidoscope of multicoloured hard and soft corals.
The marine life is outstanding with hundreds of species of resident reef fish, plus heaps of visiting pelagic species, reef sharks, manta rays, turtles, lobsters, huge schools of fish and the occasional whale.
Learn to Dive Package at Seashell@Momi
- 7 nights single Divers Lodge
- All meals
- Dive Gear hire
- Transfers to / from Nadi
- PADI open water dive course min.2 pax
Price: NZ$ 1180.00pp