Tuesday, 26 July 2011

My new favorite place on the planet! - TripAdvisor

My husband and I spent a week at Matava and were immediately working on ways to stay longer or at least return next year. This is definitely a place to get away from it all and enjoy the real Fiji. Don't expect wireless internet (or even power outlets) in your room, a swimming pool, or white sandy beaches. But if you want to meet great people (staff, locals, and fellow travelers), experience awesome diving, snorkeling, fishing (all deep sea, you can't fish within the reef), kayaking, and hiking, and enjoy some of the freshest, tastiest food around, this is the place to go.

We spent one day fishing, two days diving, one day solo kayaking and snorkeling, and one fabulous day on a guided kayak/snorkel trip that included lunch in a local village and a hike to a waterfall through the rain forest. We also had a nice romantic dinner in our bure one night, and a lovo feast and kava party another.

This is truly the real Fiji, there are very few roads and cars on the island, most of which are located near the airport. Access to the resort is by a 45 minute boat ride over some of the most beautiful waters you've ever seen.

We can't thank Maggie, Cherie, Ta, Cita, Adrian, Glen, Lisa, Tay, Tox, and the whole gang at Matava enough. This was a truly amazing experience that gave a whole new perspective and hopefully lifelong friends.

My new favorite place on the planet! - TripAdvisor

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

International underwater photography grand prix, World ShootOut , will take place worldwide in August 2011

World ShootOut Registration, Participation and Submission throughout the whole month of August, 2011!

Due to an increasing demand for flexibility in World ShootOut dates, we are happy to announce that competition registration, participation and image submission can be carried out throughout the whole month of August, 2011.

Yes, you can register to the competition, capture competition images and submit them to the competition website throughout the whole month of August!

Since it's the first year that the WorldShoot Out takes place, the producer announced a special introductory bonus -

A free set of images in  each category a participant registers to!

Final deadline for competition registration and images submission  is  August 31st, 2011.  It is  recommended, however, to register  ahead in order to avoid any last-minute problems. 

The World ShootOut will take place in August, 2011, in any natural water resource found around the world, including seas, oceans, lakes, rivers, under the ice and more. 
  • 7 creative categories
  •         21 lucky winners
  •         Incredible cash, holiday and equipment prizes
  •         Complete  freedom to choose your own diving destination  
More about new rules & regulations, competition time table and further information can be found on the competition website .

Good luck!

World ShootOut Team