Taveuni Dive Resort’s Fleet
Our dive operation has four vessels. We have two 12 diver boats, an 8 diver boat, and a 6 diver boat – each hull was custom made for us by Leeda Boats. These aluminum self-bailers are powered by outboard motors to maximize interior space. The hulls have proven to be very stable in the Somosomo Straits. Dive entry is via giant stride off the rear platform, or a backward roll off the side. The port swim platform is equipped with a ladder. Out boats do not have a head. Safety gear includes first aid, medical oxygen, tools, personal flotation devices for all passengers, marine radio, cellular phone, as well as all the other items you would expect to make your day a little better.
At 9.5 meters, Tui Wai (Fijian for “King of the Water”) is our newest boat. She has been around the island and on several expeditions and performs wonderfully. She has a canopy for shade, ladder and giant stride platform and will carry 12 divers, 2 divemasters, 1 captain.
Tui Nunu (Fijian for “King Diver”) was our first 9.5 metre boat. Perfect for the Somosomo strait, Tui Nunu has a canopy, ladder, giant stride platform and will carry 12 divers, 2 divemasters, 1 captain.
Wananavu (Fijian for “awesome”) is our 8 metre aluminum boat. She has a canopy, ladder, giant stride platform and will carry 8 divers, 1 divemaster, 1 captain. She is a efficient, stable hull great for smaller groups.
Unplugged, our first aluminum-hulled boat, is 7 meters long. A fantastic little boat, she is great for day trips, snorkeling, and small dive groups. She’s equipped with a canopy, ladder, giant stride platform and will carry 6 divers, 1 divemaster, 1 captain.