Category Archives: Travels

It is not if, it is when

The first time we dove in open water was our open water exam in the waters north of Victoria, BC near Brentwood Bay. Surface intervals are always a good time to BS and the topic of boats was passed around. … Continue reading

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Best Diving to Date in Fiji

We motor further up the Rainbow Reef today to do three dives and have lunch on the boat. We finally find diving that compares to our expectations for Fiji.   The fish are more than abundant. A gazillion, at least. … Continue reading

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Fijian Wildlife

As we motor out to our first dive spot today, we spot a pygmy whale. I catch sight of its back as it comes up for air. We see a fin further away as he waves goodbye. A great start … Continue reading

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Paradise Taveuni Resort

I think the resort is aptly named. It is an hour’s drive from the airport, half on paved road and half on very bumpy gravel road. Our welcome sign outside our bure (room). We also had welcome foot rubs, as … Continue reading

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Moving Day

Today is moving day, from the Volivoli on Viti Levu Island to the Paradise Taveuni on Taveuni Island. We have some time before checking out so we sit on the lounge chairs on our deck and watch the ocean and … Continue reading

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In Search of Nudibranchs

When diving, we love to search for the small stuff, mainly nudibranchs. They are really only slugs, but they are oh so pretty slugs. ¬†They are hard to find as they are not numerous. Once you see one of a … Continue reading

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Diving near the Volivoli Beach Resort

The one thing noticeable during a dive here near the Volivoli Beach Resort is the corals. There is an abundance of soft corals and many hard corals. There is one of the coral that is a deep reddish colour and … Continue reading

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The Gods of Fiji Speak AGAIN

Travel is sometimes, not always, a test of one’s moxie. On Tuesday, we sat the day out in a resort watching Cyclone Keni pound the hell out of Fiji. We were a 100 km north of the storms center but … Continue reading

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Fancy Digs at the Volivoli

As resorts go the Volivoli Beach Resort is pretty posh. Each cabin is separate, with a view to the water. Nothing obstructs our view, not a tree, not a building, not even a beach. We are elevated so the floor … Continue reading

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Cyclone Keni

During the night, I wake up and hear the rain pelting down on our roof. I hear the wind in the palm trees. When we arise, the storm is ferocious. Our guess as to whether we dive this morning is … Continue reading

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