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South Pacific

The world's largest archipelago with countless islands, some even unnamed . . . .
Overview:

Scuba diving in the South Pacific enjoys the reputation as being the very best in the world. Exotic marine life, including turtles, sharks, rays and whales, and a stunning seascape with corals, walls, drops offs and wrecks galore make the South Pacific a diver's paradise.

Top destinations are Papua New Guinea with its pristine dive sites, wrecks and marine life.  Fiji is famous for its coral reefs and tiger sharks.  Tahiti's beautiful turquoise waters and oceanic drop offs attract large pelagics, especially sharks and rays and vase schools of tropical reef fish.

Dive with Humpbacks at Tonga and remember the world famous Chuuk (Truk) Lagoon, home to the entire Japanese 6th fleet, sunk in 1944.

What to see:
Wrecks : Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Chuuk (Truk) and Guam
Sharks : Tahiti
Manta Rays: Yap
Jellyfish Lake: Palau
Humpback Whales: Tonga
The Soft Coral capital of the world: Fiji
Pristine diving and fascinating culture Papua New Guinea

South Pacific: Latest User Reviews

Maldives Aggressor Feb 2014 WOW!  Aggressor Fleet, Galapagos Islands 5 Star Rating Added: 2nd March 2014 by GRDiver
I don't normally write reviews on stuff but felt that I needed to here. We just got back from a week on the Maldives Aggressor and in one word - WOW! The crew were outstanding! From the dhoni to the mother ship Captains Hussian and Mahmood got us safely to...
Rat Infested Dangerous Dive Boat  Tui Tai, Fiji 1 Star Rating Added: 17th December 2013 by ksiddel
There are a lot of facts you should be aware of before signing up as a passenger on this boat some of them good some of them not so good. My wife and I spent a week aboard the Tui Tai in early October 2013. We booked the midrange stateroom...
Complete Dive Service and Experience  Neco Marine Dive Center - Palau Pacific Resort, Palau 5 Star Rating Added: 19th May 2013 by scubacolbill
Just completed our 10th dive trip to Palau and 4th use of Neco Marine. Without a doubt the premier dive operation in Palau, Neco combines a top flight fleet of boats, drivers and dive masters with a thorough knowledge of available dive sites. They go out of their way to...
Medical mission on the Bilikiki  Bilikiki Cruises, Solomon Islands 5 Star Rating Added: 20th April 2013 by wjurewitz
OK, we didn't dive, but we did stay on the Bilikiki for 8 days on a medical mission to Makira Island, southeast of Guadacanal. The Australian dive management couple were superb hosts to the volunteer medical team. The ships's crew was excellent. I have delivered boats now for twenty years...
Best Time Ever!!!  Beqa Lagoon Resort , Fiji 5 Star Rating Added: 1st April 2013 by iluvdiving
I have only place I have ever dove was in the Caribbean. This was a great experience. The corals were amazing and so abundant. The number of fish was unlike anything I have ever seen. The dive shop was very attentive to the whole dive group. They made sure we...
Could this be paradise?  Tetamanu Village, French Polynesia 5 Star Rating Added: 26th March 2013 by jazzdiva1
When you’re met by the Tahitian equivalent of Tina Turner you know you’re in for a fun stay. Before I get to the diving experience I have to comment on the host Annabelle and her husband. Trust me, you will not be better looked after at any multi-star resort. Attention...
PADI CERTIFIED AT AGE 62 AND THRILLED IN FIJI  L'Aventure Dive Shop - Jean Michel Cousteau Fiji , Fiji 5 Star Rating Added: 3rd March 2013 by melaniechapman
Bula! That means “hello’ in Fijian. L’Aventure Dive Shop at the Jean-Michel Cousteau resort in Savusavu, Fiji, made a dream come true for us. Don Santee, lead expedition diver and film photographer for Coustea Expeditions, provided a safe and awesome diving experience that made a trip for the memory book....
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