As official geologist of Taveuni Dive Resort, I can say that we did not even feel the Fijian earthquake you may have heard about. Thanks for all the kind/concerned messages I received. Feeling nerdy? There is a good link below the fold.
Wow, it's been a while since we've posted anything, and I decide to fix that during a Cat 5 Tropical Cyclone. For those of you interested, the coolest site for watching progress is over here at: https://www.windyty.com/?-16.952,-179.769,6.
You can also get official updates here at Fiji Met: http://www.met.gov.fj/current_warnings.php.
So grocery shopping is done, shutters are up, and the boats are pulled. We'll let you know how things go. Naturally, I'm here in the US, so we'll ask Jon, Muriel, and maybe Heather (our world famous guest) who is currently staying at the resort, for some cool pictures.
I've also promised the folks over at Blue Certified a post describing why we have decided to certify the sustainability of our resort through their organization. That should post in the next day or so.
- Fred out.
obligatory hashtags: #TDR, #BlueCertified, #TCWinston
Well, things are going pretty well here at the Taveuni Dive Resort. First, we'd like to show you some nice pictures Karen took of the restaurant being prepared for dinner. Can you imagine yourself sharing a meal in this setting?
We're Open. Jonny Wilkins, a local resident has helped with beautiful new pictures you can check out in our new gallery. More photos of adventures, diving, and the resort grounds will be added in the coming days. If you're good, we may even add video. I'll work harder if you send me brownies. Otherwise, Joanette and I will see you at DEMA.
We've been working on a great set of specials for our grand opening. Officially, we'll present these specials while pounding the streets at the Seattle Scuba and H2O Show, the A1 Dive Show, Scuba Show in Long Beach, and DEMA in Vegas. The special is available to retail sales for friends and fans. Finally, if you would like to book an event where we come and tell your shop or club about our resort, contact Fred.
Taveuni Dive Resort has been in the works for several years, starting as a set of rough sketches on graph paper. How did Carl and Muriel go from those sketches to a construction-ready project that will be opening this fall? They started with their experiences on Taveuni, observing what their guests wanted in their diving experience, and developing a set of principles to guide the design...
Folks, we have some great news! For 12 years Carl and Muriel have run Taveuni Dive, the most reliable and experienced dive operator on Taveuni. To better accommodate the dive groups wanting to visit, we've decided to open our own dive resort. The Taveuni Dive Resort will have eight very special bures, so it can easily accommodate the typical dive group of 16 people. The resort will be Taveuni's first sustainable resort.
We're starting construction in March 2014, so we will be open in the fall of 2014. Thanks for all of your support, and keep visiting for additional news.