Whether you’re an absolute beginner or a certified diver, Fiji is an underwater paradise waiting to be explored, no matter your experience.
Known as the Soft Coral Capital of the World, Fiji offers some spectacular diving experiences. From the breathtaking inner reef coral gardens to some of the world’s best outer reef pelagic and shark dives, the crystal clear waters are warm all year round—home to thousands of unique dive sites teeming with life.
Enjoy wall diving, wreck diving, lagoon, and cavern diving. Encounter a remarkable variety of underwater life, including over 390 coral species, some 1,200 species of fish, and five of the world’s seven species of marine turtles.
All of our diving is operated by Viti Water Sports, a PADI 5 Star Dive Centre, and we can cater for certified, occasional and first-time divers.
Before exploring, first time divers on our Small Ship Cruises will need to complete orientation in our onboard freshwater swimming pool. We offer two, 40-minute dives per day wherever possible, as well as night dives on occasion, ensuring you get to experience a great range of dive sites during your cruise.
All equipment is supplied for your dive. However, you will need to have a current Open Water Dive Certificate to participate in certified dives.
By combining your dive holiday with a relaxing Captain Cook cruise, you’ll have the chance to explore up to 3 different dive sites every day, and participate in shore excursions when your dive schedule allows. If your partner doesn’t dive, they can still enjoy some of the other great cruise activities scheduled during dive excursions.
We’ve incorporated a wide variety of dives for all experience levels into our 3, 4 and 7 Night Mamanuca and Yasawa Island Cruises, our 7 Night Remote North (Colonial) and 4 Cultures Discovery Cruises and, for the ultimate experience, our cruise to the remote Lau group and Kadavu. You can choose how many times you’d like to dive during each cruise.
Our PADI Five Star resort offers dive courses onboard if you wish and obtain your Open Water, Advanced Diver or Rescue Diver PADI qualification. The learning can be completed online prior to your cruise or aboard with our expert dive team.
Fiji is world-famous for shark diving. The Awakening Shark Dive is an encounter you don’t want to miss. The star of the dive is the elusive Bull Shark; a species rarely found at any other dive location worldwide.
Other shark species you may encounter on this remarkable dive include Tawny Nurse Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Lemon Sharks, Reef Sharks and Silver-Tip Sharks.
Our shark experts can give you a rare and intimate insight into the lives of these fascinating and widely misunderstood creatures in their natural habitat. Combine this 45-minute dive with our 3 or 7 Night Yasawa Island Cruise as a holiday highlight.
*Operations for the Shark Diving are currently closed until July.
NUKU-I-MANA Welcome Aboard! Set sail over lunch through the beautiful Mamanuca islands past many famous resorts collecting some additional passengers, before arriving for a snorkel from a sand cay and discover the vista of a South Pacific sunset. Tonight book your preferred time early for our a-la-carte Dinner.Book now
MONURIKI – MONU BAY Reef Endeavour cruises to idyllic Monoriki where Tom Hanks’ Castaway was filmed. Explore this natural film set on a guided kayak tour and explore idyllic Monu Island for snorkelling before a special village choral service. The beautiful harmonies of the village choir will simply delight you. This evening join the entertainment of our Sunday Show.Book now
SACRED ISLANDS - WAYA ISLANDS The Sacred Island is a place beautiful beyond belief. Legends tell of the great war canoe `Rogoboka' which landed here with the first Fijians. On arrival the ship's crew pay tribute to the forefathers of Fijian culture and perform the Sevusevu (gift giving) ceremony. Spend a magical morning swimming in the aquamarine lagoons, snorkelling in spectacular coral gardens, beach combing or coral viewing from the glass bottom boat. Over lunch cruise to the Southern Yasawa islands. Enclosed by towering volcanic peaks and palm fringed beaches, Waya Island is a tropical paradise. Visit a local school this afternoon and a village and shell market. The fit will also have a chance to climb to the peak of Waya for amazing views. Don your favourite island attire for Pacific Island night tonight!Book now
WAYA ISLANDS - DENARAU MARINA After Breakfast, Reef Endeavour sets sail and returns to Denarau Marina at 07:30am for a 9:00am disembarkation.Book now
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All certified divers must present an internationally recognized Open Water Dive Certificate to the on-board dive instructor to participate in certified dives. If they haven’t dived for 6 months or more, they will be required to complete a Scuba Review. Introductory (or beginner) divers are not required to have a certification card however they will need to complete a medical and waiver form. If you are cruising for 4 nights or longer, you may like to take this excellent opportunity to complete your PADI Open Water Course, with an Instructor all to yourself. To save you having to study on your cruise, you are strongly recommended to complete the academic part of the course online prior to boarding, at www.padi.com/elearning-scuba-registration, using Captain Cook Cruises Fiji as your training facility. Please note that there are certain medical conditions that may prevent you from diving so please consult your doctor prior to your diving experience if you are concerned.
Full dive equipment is provided as part of your package. This includes BCD, regulator, wetsuit, masks, snorkels, fins, tanks and weight belts. We will offer a FJ$25/AU$15 per dive discount should you wish to bring your own equipment. The ship carries a compressor.
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We know Fiji. Join us on a multi night stay on the MS Caledonian Sky or one of our gorgeous sailing vessels for private island day excursion or a dinner cruise. Snorkel, dive, hike, paddle, visit a village or just laze around and read a book. Be as active or relaxed as you like, the choice is yours.
We can’t speak highly enough of the staff and service, so helpful, friendly and warm. We would definitely cruise with you again
The crew is so amazing and lovely, we had such an amazing stay and made new friends as well. Thank you so much for everything.