Waidroka Bay Dive Resort is fast becoming one of the most unique dive adventure centres in Fiji. This family-run, boutique property sleeps a maximum of just 24 guests and is located on a stunningly beautiful and peaceful oceanfront estate. Here you can find the perfect combination of top-quality Viti Levu scuba diving, relaxation, adventure activities, and personal service.
It is conveniently situated just 2 hours road transfer from Nadi airport on the main Fijian island of Viti Levu. Located close to Pacific Harbour, this resort boasts a fleet of 5 boats for their water sport activities, and the world-class diving on offer includes the famous Pacific Harbour Shark Reef dive, Beqa Lagoon, and some other sites further west than the Pacific Harbour accommodations visit, such as Frigate's Walls and Frigate's Passage.
The resort has recently undergone a complete renovation and upgrade but still retains a unique charm. The seafront rooms are simple but all have amazing views of the ocean. With its friendly, intimate atmosphere and famous Fijian hospitality, you will feel right at home straight away and won't want to leave! The staff go above and beyond to accommodate every guest need, no matter how trivial. Everyone dines together every night and the staff quickly learns your name, where you are from, and really provides a feeling that they have known you your whole life.
As well as scuba diving and tranquillity, exploration and adventure can also be experienced at Waidroka Bay Dive Resort. There is a wide range of cultural, land and water based activities to choose from including: surfing, rafting, fishing, trekking, zip lining, fire and Meke dancing and village tours.
Destinations:Beqa Lagoon (Diving environment: drift diving, beginner divers; Highlights: great macro life/marine diversity) and Yanuca islands - Soft coral diving is scheduled on every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday. Shark Reef (shark feeding) (Diving environment: advanced divers; Highlights: shark action, schooling fish/big pelagics) is scheduled on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, can also be arranged at an additional cost. No diving on days of arrival and departure.
Due to the fixed weekly trip schedule above, your exact scuba itinerary will depend upon your day of arrival.
Resort diving includes:
Dives (as detailed in the packages above), boat rides to sites, experienced English-speaking divemaster (maximum 6 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks, diving tax. Diving excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own):
Scuba equipment (approx. US$ 28 per day), Shark Reef marine park fee (approx. US$ 8 per day). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card). Optional extras:
Night dives, diving computer, scuba insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Resort accommodation includes:
Bed, breakfast, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, snacks, taxes. Accommodation excludes (mandatory):
Single supplement on single travellers only, payable in advance. Single Supplement:
This is a compulsory additional charge on single travellers for the sole occupancy of double/twin accommodation. Optional extras:
Alcoholic drinks, meal plan, one way transfer from resort to Nadi or Suva airport (approx. US$ 95 (for 1-4 passengers)), internet access. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there:
Waidroka Resort is 55 km west of Suva and 120 km away from Nadi Airport, so you can get a taxi or bus to Pacific Harbour from either city. Alternatively, we can arrange for the resort to collect you. For more details see our Viti Levu travel information section.
Dive clubs and group discounts:
Pay for 5 guests and 1 extra person can join free of charge.
The 3 day / 2 night short stay option with 2 dives at Shark Reef can easily be added to any of our other resort scuba packages or liveaboard cruises in Fiji.
There are just 11 rooms or bures at Waidroka Bay Resort, all have recently refurbished en-suite bathrooms. The Superior Ocean Front bure has 2 bedrooms - one with a queen-size bed and one with a double bed. The 5 Deluxe Ocean Front bures sleep 1-4, and have 2 beds - one queen-size and one double. There are also 5 Panoramic Oceanview Rooms that sleep 1-3 and have a queen-size bed and a single bed. These bures are located on the hill and have stunning views of the lagoon and its reef.
All the rooms have:
Double or twin beds
Air-conditioning and ceiling fans
Private bathroom with hot water shower, towels and toiletries
Diving from Waidroka means you have access to a wide variety of scuba diving in Fiji with a range of sites just 10-45 minutes away. The resort has a fully-equipped PADI centre offering 1, 2 or 3 dive day trips. Waidroka aims to give you a personal scuba experience within a small group.
The resort owns a fleet of 4 boats for various excursions to many world famous sites including: Beqa Lagoon, Frigate's Walls, the Coral Coast, Cakau (deep-water pinnacle), and of course the well-known shark dive. They also offer exploration diving to many undiscovered sites. All the boats are well maintained to a high standard and carry emergency oxygen, a mobile phone and medical kits.
The Fiji Explorer, just newly refurbished, is their number one group-dive boat. A 10m twin hull with twin 225 HP outboards, she comfortably accommodates 14 divers and crew for 2 and 3 tank trips. It is used to dive the beautiful soft coral bommies of Beqa Lagoon, Frigate's, Cakau Lekaleka and Yanuca Island. Journey time is 25-40 minutes.
The Wavehunter is an 9m long rigid mono-hull with a 90 HP 4-stroke engine. She is a great boat with nice low sides for backward roll entries. For sites closer to home and training dives, Waidroka use the ever dependable Yammy. In addition, the Waverider is a 10m aluminum 200 HP 2-stroke V-hull, which is a great dive boat for exploration and excursions.
The diving day begins early in the morning, departing the resort at 7:30 am, with the first dive around 8 am and the last one around 3 pm.
The dive centre is equipped with lockable drawers for divers, rinse tanks and showers. All equipment is carried and washed daily by the resort staff.
All trips include divemasters, tanks, weights, towels and refreshments (cakes and juice).
The resort is set in 10 acres of lush tropical gardens and outdoor-daybeds are dotted throughout for your relaxation. Facilities include a restaurant, 2 bars, a pool, lounge with TV and DVD player, volleyball court and pool table. There is a massage room offering a selection of massages as well as manicures and pedicures should you want a little pampering. 24 hour electricity, hot water and WiFi are also provided.
There are plenty of activities to choose from aside from the excellent Fiji diving for those who have the energy! They include surfing, kayaking, fishing and rainforest tours.
Resort facilities include: Restaurant - Pool and beachfront bars - Dive centre - Swimming pool - Private beach with sun chairs - Kayaking, beach volleyball, surfing, fishing and skurfing - Lounge with TV, DVD, movie & book library, fish ID books and games - Computer and wi-fi internet - Cultural activities - Water dispenser - Telephone and fax - Massage - Gift shop - Babysitting & cots - Tour desk - Laundry service
Location: Queens Rd, Pacific Harbour, Viti Levu south coast, Fiji
The evening meal at Waidroka is the main social event of the day, with both guests and staff sitting together at one big table giving rise to lively conversation. The 3 course dinner is a set menu that changes daily with the emphasis on local produce and fresh vegetables from the garden.
Dishes include local cuisine and the famous Fijian 'Lovo' barbecue, international main courses, freshly caught seafood and home-made desserts. The daily fresh baked bread, cakes and pies are legendary!
Fijian and international main meal dishes
Burgers and sandwiches
Fresh fish and seafood
Salads and soups
Desserts made from home bakery
Special dietary needs can be catered for with advanced notice.
The a la carte breakfast menu includes fried eggs, bacon, pancakes, muesli and toast and jam.
Lunch is also a la carte where you can choose from a range of burgers, sandwiches, salads and soups.
The nearest re-compression chamber is in Suva, 50 km from Waidroka to the east by road. We recommend you have and bring your own dive insurance.
The dive boats and PADI centre each have a first aid kit, oxygen, and a cellphone. 1 divemaster is provided for every 6 scuba divers. 4,000 litres of additional emergency oxygen is available back at the resort's dive centre.
For general medical emergencies there is a local hospital 20 km from Waidroka, and an international hospital 60 km away. Emergency evacuation procedures are in place.
The resort reception has a safety box for your valuables and there is a 24 hour security patrol on the premises. The nearest police station is 20 km away.
"Waidroka Dive Resort was great! Everything was super, diving, snorkelling, staff, guides, shark diving, kayaking, hiking and more!!! This resort was the best we have had in 10 years traveling and diving. We will recommend this to our dive friends." - Manfred & Gerlinde Hochheimer, Canada, 7 October 2013 ...