Best of Fiji - Whales & Reefs

Snorkeling & Scuba
Nai'a Liveaboard and Paradise Taveuni Resort
July 24-Aug. 3rd, 2021 - Nai'a Whales

August 3 -10, 2021 - Paradise Taveuni Resort

Fiji remains at the top of every snorkeler and diver’s list providing stunning reefs and humpback whale encounters
during their winter months. Join us on this epic tour to behold the best of what fabulous Fiji has to offer!

Trip Leaders: Drew Herrick - Nai'a / Danny Knoll - Taveuni

Ocean First returns to one of our favorite places in the South Pacific; Fiji! We are upping the ante this time around with an exclusive double feature to truly explore the best of what these magical islands have to offer. During the winter months (July - September) humpback whales migrate from Antarctica to eastern Fiji (Lau Islands) and Tonga to give birth in the warm, shallow waters. Curious calves, protective mothers, and rowdy bulls entertain snorkelers with fluke and tail slaps, eye-spotting, and exuberant breaches! All whale encounters are snorkeling only and these majestic creatures are not afraid to get close! While on board the Nai’a live aboard certified divers will also have the opportunity to dive on the nearby reefs.

After the whale excursion our adventure continues to dive the world famous reef system off the island of Taveuni. Fiji’s third largest island contains some of the most exhilarating and beautiful dive sites in the world. Ride the current along the Great White Wall as lavender-hued soft corals fill up and feed on passing plankton. This is guaranteed to be a highlight of any diver’s career! These two adventures can be done individually or combined for a truly amazing experience!

Trip Inclusions - Nai'a: July 24 - August 3, 2021

  • 10 nights accommodation
  • Scheduled airport transfers
  • All meals aboard
  • Dayroom in Nadi on departure
  • Local taxes
  • Ocean First trip leader

Trip Inclusions - Taveuni: August 3 - 10, 2021

  • 7 nights oceanfront vale
  • All meals
  • 5 days 3 tank boat dives
  • Free shore diving
  • Taveuni airport transfers
  • Local taxes
  • Ocean First trip leader

Not included:

  • Roundtrip airfare DEN - NAD
  • Meals not specified above
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Crew gratuities
  • Baggage fees
  • Any unforeseen cost at the time
    of booking.
  • Travel insurance (highly

Trip Cost:

  • Whale trip only: $6,995 based on double occupancy.
  • Diving trip only: $3,495 based on double occupancy.
    • $4,125 diving trip, single occupancy

Payment Schedule:

  • Non-refundable deposit: $1,000
  • $2,000 due June 15, 2020
  • $2,000 due December 15, 2020
  • Final payment due March 31, 2021
  • Passport must be valid for 6 months after departure date

Cancellation Policy:

  • Changes made to the reservation may result in additional fees.
  • Cancellation 180 days or more: refund given based on reselling the space.
  • 179 - 120 days: original deposit is forfeited as well as any vendor fees.
  • 119 days or less or a no-show: no refunds given.

We strongly recommend securing trip cancellation insurance to protect your investment in the unlikely event you need to cancel your trip. Our preferred provider is DAN Trip Insurance.

Standard Recommended Accessories:

  • GoBe S500 LED light
  • Safety sausage w/ whistle (SMB)
  • Squeeze Lock knife
  • Reefsaver

Trip Specific Recommendations: 

  • Primary dive light
  • Hood and/or hooded vest
  • Reef hook
  • Night and Limited Visibility certification
  • Shark Ecology certification
  • Fish ID certification
  • Waves, Tides & Currents certification
  • Nitrox certification
  • Freediving Level 1