We'd like to take a moment to extend a hearty welcome and Bula! to Chris and Dianne, our first guests at Taveuni Dive Resort. They will be staying in The Yellow Tunnel, one of our eight bures. Yellow Tunnel is a great dive site in the middle of the rainbow reef system.
Progress is exciting as the exteriors of the bures begin to look finished, and work starts on the insides of the rooms and the Salty Fox. The pool is beginning to really take shape. Thanks again to Karen Robertson for all of the great pictures.
Now for something a little different. How about a boat trip around the island of Taveuni?
The remaining two pictures are neat views of some of the secret waterfalls on the eastern side of Taveuni.
The Dreamweaver Travel Dive Show is just around the corner, and Muriel & Fred will be there to answer all of your questions about progress on the new Taveuni Dive Resort, working with Taveuni Dive, and what diving is like in Fiji. Be sure to stop by and hear all of the latest news on September 13th and 14th! Find out more at: http://www.dreamweaverdivetravel.com.
In the mean time, I will post another construction update this weekend. To tide you over till then, check out our new banners for the Dreamweaver show below the fold...
A major element of the Taveuni Dive Resort development is making a sound mooring for visiting yachts. Several local folks were involved with the installation of two large mooring points off the Taveuni Estates Marina. This will help encourage visiting yachts to use the Estates and our resort as a gateway to Taveuni. Below are some pictures of the first yacht to use the new moorings, and of course they went to dive the Great White Wall with Taveuni Dive.
Thanks again to John for his guide services, and Karen for the killer pictures!
We've shown you a few pictures on Facebook that Karen took, and I thought it might be fun to talk about them. I really appreciate her help, and it helps she is a pretty fine photographer.
First, we had to have Shah Construction bring in their heavy equipment from Savusavu on Vanua Levu. Naturally the ferry was too expensive, so they brought goodies over on an inter- island freighter. Below are a few cool pictures of the endeavor. We've heard from a few friends at Aroha Taveuni that they started work pretty darn early/late (sorry!)
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.