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Fiji Travel Guide - Scuba Diving Magazine

Fiji Travel Guide - Scuba Diving Magazine

November 2002

The airport resonated with a serenade, strummed by Fijians with ukuleles and guitars, with the verse "bula, ni sa bula," which means "good morning and good health." Bula is the universal Fijian greeting. After a few days diving in this tropical land, I found myself saying it to everyone from divemasters and fellow travelers to village children.

"Bula," the children would say shyly and then gawk.

"Booolah," I'd reply and they'd erupt in laughter.

It's the sort of phrase that lets you know, from the minute you step into the humid airport to claim your dive gear, that you are among the friendliest people in the Pacific, if not the world.

3) GREAT ASTROLABE REEF AT KADAVU. Along Kadavu's northern rim, the Astrolabe barrier reef has several sites. Reefs, large walls and ravines, are populated with tiera batfish, Maori wrasse, flame hawkfish, citrus gobies, canary blennies and the occasional rainbow runner, yellowfin tuna and wahoo.
30 to 90 feet.
Novice to intermediate.

Read full Guide here: Fiji Travel Guide - Scuba Diving Magazine