Saturday, January 9, 2010

Kadavu Fiji

Went over to Kadavu for about a month. Stayed at Matava Ecological Resort. Nice Leopard Shark.

Kadavu has a barrier reef that pretty much encompasses the isle. Certainly along the southern coast. There is diving here that is extraordinary clear. BUT!!!, be aware of the tides.

If you are not familiar with tides in area that have lagoons or barrier reefs you can easily get yourself into serious trouble. Read the story here: 'Scary'.

On the main island in Fiji, Viti Levu there is a resort called The Outrigger. A fairly popular place. Nice people. Locally owned, I believe. There is an extended reef in front of the property. Snorkelers BEWARE! The outgoing tide there is treacherous! There have been several deaths where unknowing tourist have been sucked into the crevasses only to be released hours later. How long can you hold your breath?

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