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Fiji Diving Video

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

Recently I’ve been organizing my photos from the South Pacific, and in the process I came across my videos from diving in Fiji. Here’s a compilation that highlights the Great White Wall (in the Somosomo Strait near Taveuni) and the Shark Dive (in Beqa Lagoon near Suva).

Tiger Shark, Fiji Shark Dive

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Well, here it is: my video of Scarface the Tiger Shark from the Shark Dive in Fiji. At 4 meters / 14 feet, it is truly one of the most beautiful animals I’ve ever seen.

And for fans of The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Starálfur by Sigur Rós.

The Shark Dive

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Beqa Lagoon, home of The Shark Dive, was our next stop. This thing is not for the faint hearted – a total of eight different species of shark are hand-fed over two dives, including Whitetip Reefs, Blacktip Reefs, Lemons, Bulls, and yes, sometimes even Tigers. No cages are used, and so far there haven’t been any accidents.

We were lucky enough to see all of the above mentioned sharks, including the Tiger!

Watching the feeding frenzy.

The shark feeder bringing down the food.

Taming the Bulls.

The Tiger!

Hand-feeding the Tiger.

Taveuni

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Jimmy and I made a special trip to Taveuni, here in Fiji, for the world-class scuba diving. There’s nothing quite like diving in Fiji – the crystal clear warm water, lots of fish, and many, many corals. While here we stayed at Tovu Tovu Resort and dove with Vunibokoi Divers, which is led by Tyrone Valentine, who has logged more than 15,000 dives.

Tyrone Valentine: Fish Whisperer.

Soft corals.

A clown fish and its anemone.

The Great White Wall, with Joe and Annette (our Aussie dive buddies) for scale.

A nudibranch.

Jimmy and his camera.

Bringing in the boat for lunch.

The Yasawas (compendium post)

Friday, April 4th, 2008

Some more photos from the Yasawas.

Sunrise over Nacula island.

The Oarsman’s beach with some Fiji Gold.

Sonorous music at the church service in Nacula village.

And we sail away rejoicing in Joe’s Water Taxi from Oarsman’s.