Fiji is a perfect place to take that first plunge! The warm, clear waters teaming with an abundant and variable selection of marine life, some big, some small, some in the shallows, some in the deeper depths or hiding in the sand, creates a picture perfect memory for your first scuba dive. A gently slope off the beach, starting off in waist deep water just blowing bubbles is a gentle training environment for the wannabe 'Jacques Cousteaus' of this world. Just about anyone in reasonably good health, and above the age of 12 can sign up for an Introductory Dive so there's very few reasons to keep people away. As long as you can breathe, you can scuba dive! Even if you can't swim, or are not a very strong swimmer it does not matter. The reason it doesn't matter is that you're weightless, in a lifejacket, and we're there to hold your hand for the entire dive.
An Open Water Course is the entry level SCUBA diving certification. On successful completion of the course you will be allowed to dive up to recommended depths of 18 meters (60 feet) with other certified divers all over the world.
We begin by learning the theory and basic skills, reading the books and completing some simple written tasks. Students will be taught a series of underwater skills either in the pool or in shallow water off the beach. These skills will then be demonstrated to their instructor in open water.
Our training methods employ a comfort through repetition approach across all the training dives. By the end of the course you will be comfortable and confident enough to enjoy diving safely without the supervision of an instructor.
At Reef Safari we have a belief that it’s not only where you take people diving, but how.
We place a huge emphasis on teaching staff to understand the environment in which they are diving, so that they can pass this information on to you, our guests. Animal behaviourr and the relationships between reef creatures are always more interesting if someone can identify and then interpret it for you.
With the amount of time we spend underwater we are always learning and discovering more - and we love to share this with our guests. Some of the most beautiful things on a coral reef are small. Our guides are terrific at finding them and will delight in showing off their treasure hunting skills.