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One could spend months in Fiji diving all its marvelous sites, and you will still miss a few. Not being a diver myself, I cannot speak from personal experience, but I've talked to hundreds of divers -- and traveled with two of them -- so I have a reasonably good idea of where you will find the best waters. This 2-week itinerary starts out with an exhilarating shark dive off Pacific Harbour and ends at the famous White Wall in the Somosomo Strait off Taveuni. Note: I built in the 12 hours or more you will need between diving and flying.

Day 1: Nadi to Pacific Harbour

After arriving at Nadi, drive 2 1/2 hours around the Coral Coast to Pacific Harbour. Kill the afternoon visiting the Arts Village Cultural Centre or flying through the jungle canopy with ZIP Fiji.

Days 2-3: Shark Diving & the Beqa Lagoon

Day 2 will test your mettle right away during a shark dive off Pacific Harbour with Beqa Adventure Divers, whose masters will draw the attention of tiger, bull, and other sharks by feeding them, while you watch from behind a coral wall. Day 3 is spent out in the Beqa Lagoon, perhaps seeing the colorful walls of Frigate Passage.

Days 4-7: The Great Astrolabe Reef

Day 4 is devoted to driving from Pacific Harbour to Suva's Nausori Airport, flying to Vunisea on Kadavu Island, and taking a boat to your new dive base from which to explore the Great Astrolabe Reef, skirting Kadavu's eastern and southern coasts. The rustic, eco-friendly Matava -- The Astrolabe Hideaway is the closest resort to the so-called Manta Pass, which draws Fiji's largest congregation of manta rays. That will take Day 5, while days 6 and 7 can be spent diving the colorful passage between Kadavu and nearby Ono Island.

Days 8-13: The Somosomo Strait

Assuming Air Fiji is punctual on Day 8, fly back to Nausori Airport at midday and connect from there to Taveuni. I have more fun staying near the airstrip at Matei, but the modest Garden Island Resort is nearest the Great White Wall and Rainbow Reef, which are on the reefs out in the Somosomo Strait. Spend the next few days here exploring Fiji's best collection of colorful soft corals.

Day 14: Back to Nadi & Home

Your last day will be spent flying back to Nadi and connecting to your flight back home.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.