Taveuni Island Diving
U2 can enjoy this excellent site which is found some 30 km from Taveuni mainland at the Motualevu Atoll. The Edge is 1 of a 3-piece collection of dive sites and if you still haven't found what you're looking for during your Taveuni dive vacation, this may be the one.
Regardless of the weather above the ocean, it's a beautiful day here where this vertical drop-off enjoys great visibility, allowing for the spectacular colours to come through. As with elsewhere at Taveuni Island, there is no shortage of soft corals throughout, but there is also room for plenty of hard corals and a few leather corals. You will notice as you make your way along the wall there are a few overhangs and windows at each elevation which make great photo opportunities, with or without you in the frame.
This is another site where you can dive well below the point of staring at the sun, but there is no real benefit to this since the diverse coral gardens above 20 metres are the sweetest thing about this site. Queen angel(of Harlem)fish and blue-spotted coral trout are among the highest profile reef fish here. With a keen pair of eyes you might spot a poison-fang blenny mimic which is even better than the real thing. This lemon-coloured sub-species is endemic to Fiji.
You should also bear in mind that this site is a good location for checking out the mysterious ways of the magnificent anemones which might have contracted into their brightly coloured balls or be displaying their fine fingers in the current. Whatever happens, you are bound to find yourself among the contented passengers back on the boat having been to The Edge.
The Edge Reef Basics: Wall diving
Depth: 5 - 40m
Visibility: 10 - 40m
Currents: Moderate to strong
Surface conditions: Can be rough
Water temperature: 22 - 30°C
Experience level: Intermediate
Number of dive sites: 1
Diving season: All year round (including October)
Distance: 3 km from Laucala, 33 km from Maravu Plantation Resort
Access: Taveuni diving resorts and liveaboards
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