Our Dive Sites
Why has the Rainbow Reef been cited as an international top dive destination? The Somosomo Strait has strong fertile tidal currents which provide a rich and constant flow of nutrients, idyllic for soft coral growth, healthy and diverse eco systems and plentiful fish life.
We can divide the dive sites into 3 categories: Wall, sloping reef with pinnacles and sloping reefs. Likely the most popular dive site in the Rainbow Reef is the Great White Wall (a perpendicular wall covered in ice colored soft coral, below 15m/45ft. Click: GWW dive schedule) Other popular wall dives are the Purple Wall, the Zoo and the Fish Factory.
Dives with sloping reef with pinnacles (bommies) include the famous ‘Annie’s Bommies’ and the Mini White Wall. Well-known slopping reefs are Jerry’s Jelly, Sam’s Point and Rainbows End.
Many of the dive sites make ideal snorkel sites and we often get lucky and have slow, gentle drift snorkeling! Our favorite sites are Nuku Reef, Fish Factory and Cabbage Patch.
Every dive or snorkel you make in the Rainbow Reef, you’ll be amazed by the amount of reef life due to the rich flow of nutrients. The most common reef fish we see include butterfly and angelfish, trigger and parrotfish, fusiliers, anthias, wrasses, groupers and of course plenty of clownfish. Remember fish families have so many different types of fish.
Naturally, reef sightings may also include clams, eels, nudibranchs, flatworms, dolphins, octopus, turtles, sharks and rays.
Taveuni Dive has been diving around Taveuni Island for over 15 years and has gained a wealth of dive and guest experience as well as local knowledge. Well known for being seemingly untouched, having good visibility and healthy coral the sites around Northern Taveuni are always open to you to explore and occasionally we dive Vuna Reef.
If you have any questions please contact us and we’ll do our best to answer you. Happy diving!