The South Pacific – Water Sports in Fiji
There are so many things to do on Fiji that there simply would not be time to see and do everything in just a few days. The best way to see Fiji is to spend a couple of weeks there, but even better is if you can afford to stay a month or even more.
The most outstanding feature of Fiji is the water. There are beautiful beaches, coral reefs, atolls, lagoons, lakes, rivers, waterfalls that look like they came from Paradise and many more. For this reason, the water sports available on Fiji are some of the best in the world.
Scuba diving on Fiji is very popular. Beginners can often be seen around the beaches diving near the reefs and rocks, exploring all the undersea life. You can either dive off the coast or in some of the inland lagoons and even lakes that offer a vast diversity of marine life to watch in awe.
Deep sea diving
Deep sea diving is a bit more intense, but anyone can learn the basics with a few days of instruction. You will spend most of your time with an experienced diver and deep sea guide, who will teach you all about the marine encounters you will likely have. You will learn all about sea life, tides, currents, the ocean, lagoons and lakes. You will also be exposed to a lot of history as Fiji has several famous shipwrecks which can all be dived in and explored. Who knows, you may even find a treasure chest!
Deep sea diving tours in Fiji also offer shark encounters in special cages, swimming with dolphins. For the extra adventurous, it’s also possible to learn how to dive for pearls and it’s even possible to receive a diving instruction certificate after one hundred hours of diving experience.
Paraflying or paragliding is also a fantastic way to see Fiji. Strapped to the back of a speedboat on a parachute, you soar 300 m high in the air and have beautiful views of the ocean, the islands and the silver sand in between.
Boating and jetskiing
Boating opportunities abound on Fiji. You can rent a small private boat for just a couple of friends, take some more public boats to certain popular islands, take a glass bottomed boat to see the reefs, rent paddleboats, rowboats, go fishing on a boat – the boats are endless.
Jetskiing is also a very popular activity on Fiji. There are solo and 2 person jet skis and you can really experience the best waves this way or rush down a river or across a lagoon.
Surfing and friends
Surfing, banana boating, wakeboarding, waterskiing and sailing are all opportunities there for the taking on Fiji. Any of these activities is very affordable and you can rent all equipment for the day or buy your own. You can even take lessons in all of these activities all year round. Fiji’s weather is always perfect.