Fiji’s largest island is home to Suva, the political capital and Nadi, her second city, which is where all international flights land. While most scuba divers head off to the islands of Taveuni and Vanua Levu to the north east and famed for their soft corals, there are many coral reefs and handfuls of tiny, delightful islands just a short distance from the airport.
Off the western coast of Viti Levu, there are two chains of islands – the Mamanucas and the Yasawas. Both have classically pretty coral cays with shallow reefs around their edges and more dramatic dive sites along the outer barrier reefs. which can be quite exciting.
Off the southern coast of Viti Levu is Beqa Lagoon also known as the Coral Coast. The lagoon is over 10 miles across and actually the crater of an extinct volcano. There is a very popular shark feed dive at Shark Reef, with a good chance of coming face to face with reef, bull and tiger sharks.