Manta Reef, Kadavu:
One of the few places in the world where you are (almost) guaranteed to see manta rays.
Naiqoro Passage, Kadavu:
A vertical wall that drops past 30 metres/100 feet, this sheer face is tie-dyed with colored anemones and soft corals in reds, oranges, and a profusion of purples. Look for snapper, sweetlips, potato cod, huge soft coral trees, sea fans, and whip corals. Be cautious of current.
Pacific Harbor, Coral Coast:
Strong oceanic current and underwater volcanoes imbue this area with nutrients, resulting in spectacularly rich coral. Dives at this location include passages through the reef, steep walls, wrecks, and drift dives.
Great White Wall, Taveuni:
Named for the soft coral (actually a pale lavender), this drift dive begins with a swim-through tunnel and features gorgonian fans, sea whips, lionfish, moray eels, and pelagics like barracuda, mackerel, eagle rays, and manta rays.
Levuka Passage, Lomaiviti:
Swift currents flow through this deep and narrow passage, carrying thousands of schooling fish, giant groupers, eagle and manta rays, barracuda, trevally, white-tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, bull sharks, and the occasional tiger shark.
Loba Loba Lighthouse, Lomaiviti:
At the tip of the reef you can find coral gardens, pinnacles, passages, white-tip reef sharks, Spanish mackerel, Napoleon wrasse, giant groupers, batfish, ornamental reef fish, and the occasional pelagic silvertip shark.
Snake Island, Lomaiviti:
This drop-off is adorned in sea fans and soft corals, with sea snakes, schooling fusiliers, sweet lips, parrotfish, and several species of nudibranch.
Wakaya Passage, Lomaiviti:
This reef features hundreds of schooling fish, white-tip reef sharks, nurse sharks, grey reef sharks, marble rays, turtles, eagle rays, blue ribbon eels, leaf fish, lionfish, and barracuda. In the winter, mantas and hammerheads are frequently sighted.
Simi’s Maze, Tavewa, Yasawa Group:
Explore swim-throughs, caves, and canyons while looking for sea urchins, scorpionfish, eagle rays, sea turtles, bull rays, bumphead parrotfish, and the rare hairy ghost pipefish.
Barrier Reef, Nadi:
This reef (actually more than a dozen dive sites) encompasses pelagic viewing (manta rays, dolphins, marlin, yellowfin tuna, barracuda, trevally, reef and hammerhead sharks), lagoon diving, coral canyons, wall dives, and wreck dives (including the wreck of a B-26 bomber which crash-landed in the water).