Saturday, 29 January 2011

Nudibranchs on Great Astrolabe on Kadavu, Fiji

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Medical Mission Fiji 2011

Most people think of Fiji as an island paradise, but there are many children in area villages that are in tremendous need of medical, dental and optometric care.

Join a team of medical professionals on a journey of compassion and passion.

To learn more visit www.hydrosports.com/travel.html

Medical Mission Fiji 2011

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Snorkelling with baby whaleshark in Fiji

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Book your flight for $1050 and your friend flies for $625

Don't let your friends be jealous of your Fiji vacation - bring them along! Book your flight for $1050 and your friend flies for $625. Bring along two more friends, and you fly FREE!
Air Pacific, Fiji’s International Airline, is offering reduced airfares to travelers who take a friend along to Fiji on Air Pacific.

THE OFFER:


- Fly roundtrip from Los Angeles to the South Pacific on Air Pacific from only $1,050* and travelers can take a companion for an additional $625*

OR
 

- get three of your friends to travel to the South Pacific with you and you will travel for free**.

The South Pacific includes the following destinations: Nadi, Fiji Islands; Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in Australia; Auckland and Christchurch in New Zealand; Tongatapu in Tonga; Port Vila in Vanuatu; Apia in Western Samoa; Honiara in the Solomon Islands.

If traveling to any of the destinations beyond Fiji, the stopover in Fiji is Free.
This offer is available for sale from January 8, 2011 until May 31, 2011. Travel is valid from January 15, 2011 until May 31, 2011, and all travel must be completed by June 14, 2011.

*Prices include fuel surcharge. Government taxes and other fees are additional from $115.
** Government taxes and other fees apply from $315.

Air Pacific, 800-227-4446, www.airpacific.com

Refer a Friend to Fiji on Air Pacific and Companion Rate is $625

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Manta Ray Parade


Scuba Diving with 7 Manta Rays.

A Maison Bleue productions
Copyright 2010
Videography: Denise Cottin
Editing: Jean-Philippe Cottin

Music: Kadavu Village performers

Special thanks to the Matava Resort Dive team and to the village of Kadavu (Kadavu island, Fiji)

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Leaf Scorpionfish on Great Astrolabe, Fiji

Friday, 7 January 2011

Medical Mission Fiji, May 5 to 14, 2011

Medical Mission Fiji

Trip Dates: May 5 to 14, 2011

$2650 ppdo

Combine Good Works
and Your Passion for Diving

Most people think of Fiji as an island paradise, but there are many children in area villages that are in tremendous need of medical, dental and optometric care. Join a team of medical professionals on a journey of compassion and passion.

The children and families of Koro Village, Fiji, have limited access to medical, dental and optometric care, screening and services. Our goal is to bring doctors, dentists, optometrists, nurses and their support staffs to Fiji May 5 to 14, 2011. During our stay each team will conduct four afternoons providing screening and treatment for the village children and family members.

Divers, non-divers, fishermen, nature lovers are all welcome on this mission.

We'll stay at the Matava Eco-Resort. Located on the island of Kadavu, Matava is a secluded, manicured dive resort adjacent the Great Astrolabe Reef, one of the most renowned dive destinations in the Pacific. Our stay will include 10 dives, including the world famous Manta dive. Matava also boasts great deep sea fishing, surfing, sea kayaking and snorkeling.

Read comments from participants on or 2010 trip by clicking HERE.

The 2011 Project Fee includes:
Round trip air fare* Los Angeles to Kadavu, Fiji
7 nights lodging
Five days of two-tank dives
All meals at the resort
Transfers from Nadi to the Matava Eco-Resort

The trip does NOT include:

Air Fare to Los Angeles

Souvenirs, gratuities and beverages purchased at the bar.

* Note: Air fare may change until paid in full.

Accommodations will be in Matava's Ocean View bures (bure is a thatched roof dwelling).

Working with a US based 501 c 3 non-profit, a portion of the trip cost may be tax deductible (speak with your accountant).

For those planning to complete open water training dives at the resort, please contact Mark Fischer at HydroSports. Yes, this means you can begin your scuba certification at home and complete training in Fiji. Click HERE to learn how.

A $300 deposit is needed to hold your place on this trip. Payment in full is needed March 1, 2011.

Please contact Mark Fischer, HydroSports Dive and Travel, 503-304-5383, with questions.



HydroSports Travel Information Page

Thursday, 6 January 2011

PADI Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Award Awarded to Matava for 3rd Year in a Row - FIJI SCUBA DIVING - Dive the best of Fiji Diving with Mad Fish Dive Centre, Kadavu, Fiji Islands

Matava has again been awarded the Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Award 2009 for its policies on environmental sustainability.

KADAVU, FIJI ISLANDS - 16th February 2010 - Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco-Adventure Resort is proud to announce that it is an official 2009 recipient of The Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Award for the 3rd year in row.
Main bure at Matava, Kadavu, FijiProject AWARE Foundation Chairman, Dr. Drew Richardson recognizes the importance of the scuba diving community taking its part in protection of global ecosystems. "The Environmental Achievement Award is about rewarding vision, excellence and pursuit of conservation. More importantly, this award ensures the enjoyment of underwater environments for future generations," states Richardson.


"Our awards recognise dive operators making a positive impact on local communities and the environment, as well as providing great dive holidays! The number of outstanding environmental programs taking place is inspiring," said Joanna McNamara, Project AWARE Coordinator.

After reviewing Matava's application, Project AWARE determined that our dive operation met all requirements set forth for Project AWARE's Environmental Achievement Award and shown exemplary efforts to conserve aquatic environments through education, advocacy and action. Therefore, Project AWARE was proud to name Matava an official 2009 recipient!

PADIMatava Director, Mr Richard Akhtar says "The PADI Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Award gives us special environmental recognition and shows our customers that we are responsible and committed to reducing the environmental impacts of our business."

"After 8 years of hard work and commitment to our strict environmental policies, it is rewarding to be recognised by our international scuba certification agency"

Mr Akhtar went on to say that "..after our further resort and dive centre upgrades in 2009, and the addition of our new custom built dive vessel, DIVE ME, with low emission 4-stroke engines we believe we are the leader in eco-sustainable resorts in the country."

Mr Akhtar finished by saying "Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco-Adventure Resort has proved that it is indeed among the leaders in environmentally sensitive resorts worldwide, and this latest award solidifies our position as an example of how resorts can operate AND help maintain and improve the surrounding environment." Project AWARE Foundation, a registered nonprofit organization, works in direct partnership with divers and water enthusiasts to conserve underwater environments through education, advocacy and action. To get involved in environmental activities and make a lasting difference visit www.projectaware.org

Matava - Fiji's Premier Eco Adventure Resort, is an eco adventure getaway offering you a fun and unique blend of cultural experiences and adventure activities in the environmentally pristine and remote island of Kadavu in the Fiji Islands.

Matava offers accommodation for up to 22 guests in lush tropical surroundings in traditional thatched Fijian 'bures' with hardwood polished floors, louvre windows and private decks offering privacy, comfort and superb ocean views

Mad Fish Dive Centre and Bite-Me Gamefishing Charters are our on-site diving and fishing specialists offering the best of both under and on the water activities.

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Project AWARE


Book your Dive Trip Now!

Click here to book your diving trip to the Fiji Islands today and see all the mantas and pristine tropical reefs on the Great Astrolabe Reef on Kadavu!



PADI Project AWARE Environmental Achievement Award Awarded to Matava for 3rd Year in a Row - FIJI SCUBA DIVING - Dive the best of Fiji Diving with Mad Fish Dive Centre, Kadavu, Fiji Islands