Fiji Scuba Diving

A World-Class, Luxury Scuba Diving Resort

Fiji is home to some of the best scuba diving in the world. Known as the "Soft Coral Capital of the World," it's reputation as a diver's paradise holds true. Certified divers and novices alike will marvel at the vast variety of vividly colored coral and tropical marine life, from fish to octopus, dolphins, and turtles. As a PADI 5 Star Resort Facility, Namale offers a truly world class experience both above and below the water. Combining thrilling dives at world-class sites like the Namena Marine Preserve, Purple Gardens, the Somosomo Straits, or the Rainbow Reef with the five-star accommodations, dining, and spa that define the Namale experience, we're taking Fiji scuba diving to a new, elevated level. With a focus on the holistic luxury scuba diving resort experience, you'll get the best of Fiji scuba diving combined with an ultra-all-inclusive vacation to remember.

 

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Certified Scuba Divers

Namale offers a variety of affordable single day and multi-day diving opportunities for certified scuba divers staying at our resort. An excellent add-on to our all inclusive accommodations package, experienced divers can take full advantage of our luxury scuba diving resort's prime location. Our knowledgable and experienced dive staff can assist you with arranging some exciting diving throughout your stay. Venture out in the morning with our experienced dive team, then return to your private luxury quarters to enjoy a five-star meal, relax at our award-winning spa, or participate in one of the many other activities that Namale has to offer.

Learn to Scuba Dive in Fiji

Learn to Dive

All guests can take advantage of the amazing underwater world in Fiji. Whether you want to try scuba diving for the first time or you want to become a fully certified scuba diver, the professional and experienced staff at Dive Namale has a program designed specifically for you. Our Intro to Scuba Lesson & Dive program covers all the core skills you’ll need to be diving gorgeous shallow reefs with your instructor in no time.  Namale’s Full Certification Course and Openwater Referral Program can also get  you fully certified and onto a lifelong adventure of undersea exploration.

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Our Facilities & Team

Namale's dive team brings years of professional experience organizing and supervising exciting scuba trips for guests. Our Namale Dive, Watersports, & Activity Center offers our guests a professional, comfortable environment from which to embark on their scuba diving sessions, and houses all of our top shelf scuba and rental gear. The Namale Pearl dive boat, as well as our other water sports vessels, are all docked steps away from the Center in our own private, protected cove. The fantastic fresh water pool overlooking the bayfront offers guests a place to relax after dives, and also serves as the setting for our scuba trainings.

SEE PRICING AND DETAILS

Pre-Paid Scuba Diving Packages

Dive Namale offers Pre-Paid Single and Multi-Day Dive Packages to guests of Namale who are certified SCUBA divers for their vacation stays here at the resort. Dive packages are based on a two tank boat dive per day and are purchased in advance as an add-on to any Namale Resort & Spa accommodation package. Pricing for pre-paid dive packages is in USD and is tax inclusive:

  • 1 Day Dive Pak (2 dives) - $169.00
  • 2 Day Dive Pak (4 dives) - $319.00
  • 3 Day Dive Package (6 dives) - $459.00 requires 4 night minimum stay
  • 4 Day Dive Package (8 dives) - 589.00 requires 5 night minimum stay
  • 5 Day Dive Package (10 dives) - $719.00 requires 6 night minimum stay
  • 6 Day Dive Package (12 dives) - $849.00 requires 7 night minimum stay
  • 7 Day Dive Package (14 dives) -  $959.00  requires 8 night minimum stay

Dives include the use of SCUBA Cylinders and Dive Weights. All other gear is available for rent if divers do not supply their own. All divers must also be in possession of a valid SCUBA Certification Card issued by an internationally recognized SCUBA Training Agency (PADI, NAUI, SSI, YMCA, CMAS, BSAC etc). All SCUBA Divers are required to dive with BC, Regulator with Alternate Air Source, Depth Gauge and Underwater Timing Device. All Divers are required to fill out and sign a Diver Waiver and Liability Release prior to participating in any dive related activity.

Full Rental Gear Packages are inclusive of Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Regulator with Alternate Air Source & SPG, BC Jacket with Integrated Weight System, Wet Suit & Dive Computer (1 per buddy team). Pricing for pre-paid Dive Rentals are in USD, per person, and are tax inclusive: 
$75.00/Day         $329.00/Wk (5 Diving Days)       $429.00/Ext. Wk (up to 7 Diving Days)

Also, for  those purchasing pre-paid dive packages prior to their arrival at Namale, DiveNamale will waive surcharges for Namena Marine Reserve all-day trips. (normally $39.00 USD per diver per trip). Please note that this does not include the Marine Reserve entry fee required of all guests diving in the Namena Reserve.

Advanced reservations are highly recommended for any and all SCUBA Diving activities, and, there may be occasions when this program may not be available as an Ala Carte On-Site purchase.   Should you have any questions or need additional info please email DiveNamale@NamaleResort.com

Enriched Air Nitrox Diving

Divers who are EANx Certified may opt to dive with Nitrox 32% . Additional charges apply in the form of a surcharge to the above dive package prices.   $35.00/2 Tank Dive    $20.00/1 Tank Dive    USD  tax inclusive. 

Those not yet trained and certified in Nitrox Diving may enroll in Dive Namale’ Enriched Air Nitrox Certification Course via PADI.

Advanced reservations are highly recommended for arranging Nitrox diving and, there may be occasions when Nitrox diving may not be available as an Ala Carte On-Site purchase.  Should you have any questions or need additional info please email DiveNamale@NamaleResort.com

Terms and Conditions (please read carefully)

The Namale Resort & Spa will not issue refunds for dive trips and/or dive instruction  not taken by guest’s choice or guest’s early departure. In addition, Namale Resort & Spa will not issue refunds for dive trips and/or dive instruction canceled due to inclement weather, unsafe sea conditions, or "Acts of God." In all instances maximum attention will be given to safety. In the unlikely event that dive activities must be cancelled due to weather or sea conditions, a pro-rated credit will be issued to the guest’s room account for use against Spa charges or other incidental expenses. Credits may not be applied to Staff Appreciation, Educational, or Medical Fund contributions.

SCUBA TRAINING PROGRAMS

Introductory SCUBA Lesson & Dive

Here is a great opportunity for you, if you are not (yet) a certified SCUBA diver, to take the fast track. See for yourself, first hand, what Fiji's breathtaking underwater world has to offer. Dive Namle's Introductory SCUBA Lesson & Dive requires no previous experience and is available to all Namale guests. Those under the of age 18 require parent's permission.

The adventure begins with you learning about the equipment you will be using on your dive with your instructor. You’ll become familiar with each and every piece of gear, understand what it does, and exactly how you will be using it.

The next step has you and you instructor in the pool as you learn the core skills required for SCUBA Diving. You’ll also practice those skills until both you and your instructor are sure that you are ready for your open water reef dive. The combined Poolside & In-Pool instruction usually takes about 90 minutes.

Once you have completed your pool lesson, it’s now time for you and your instructor to head out for your reef dive! Introductory SCUBA dives are conducted on some of the best shallow reef dives in and around the Namale area. After your instructor teaches you about safe boat diving procedures you're ready to go! Your instructor will guide you on a tour of one of Namale’s top shallow dive sites. If you enjoy that first dive and want to continue diving, you absolutely can. You can do additional guided dives with your instructor on progressively deeper dives up to a maximum depth of 60 ft (20 meters) if you wish.

Introductory SCUBA Lesson & Dive - $229.00 USD tax inclusive includes all equipment, pool lesson, and reef dive with your instructor.

Additional Introductory Reef Dives - $129.00 USD tax inclusive includes all equipment, and one (1) reef dive with your instructor.

Openwater Qualifying & Training Dives

Completing your SCUBA Certification with your Open Water Qualifying Dives (also known as "Checkout Dives") is easy to do here at Dive Namale. Over the years, our instructors have completed the training for hundreds of divers who began their SCUBA training at their hometown SCUBA Shop, YMCA, College, or Community Center. Open Water Training is fun, safe, and easy, and makes for the start of a great SCUBA diving getaway or vacation.

Open Water Training generally consists of 4 open water instructional dives done with one of our instructors. The 4 dives are done over 2 diving days. In addition to reviewing all that you have already done in your pool training, your instructor will teach you everything you need to know to safely dive in a tropical boat diving environment. Training ratios are never more than 4 divers to 1 instructor, and, in many cases the ratio is 1 to 1.

The cost for the diving, equipment rental, and training is $629.00 USD tax Inclusive

Dive students must also bring with them their Referral Letter/Form from their initial instructor, a copy of their Medical Form, as well as their Log Book.

Full SCUBA Training & Certification

Get on the fast track to becoming a trained and fully Certified SCUBA Diver with Dive Namale and PADI E-Learning.

Your SCUBA Certification program is divided into three sections. Academics, Confined Water Training (pool), and Open Water (ocean) training. Here is how the program works.

The "Academic" portion of your SCUBA Certification is done through an online home study / e-learning program offered by PADI, one of the most respected and internationally recognized SCUBA Training organizations in the world. You may enroll the program by going to www.PADI.com/eLearning. Once you've enrolled you can immediately begin your training. Take the course at your own pace and professional SCUBA educators are just a phone call or email away to offer any assistance that may be needed. You should complete academic online portion of the course prior to your trip here to Namale. At the time of this writing the cost of the online portion of the PADI eLearning course approximately $170.00 USD

Having completed the academic portion of the course, your next step begins once you arrive here at Namale where we will jump right into your “In-Water” training. Your instructor will outfit you with your gear and get you into the pool where you will begin the fun, safe, and easy process of learning how to dive. Very quickly your training moves from the pool onto the dive boat and out to some of the most beautiful reefs in the South Pacific. Upon course completion, you will be “Certified” as a PADI Open Water Diver which is recognized in every major SCUBA Diving destination in the world.

The Full SCUBA Certification Program Package includes the following. Three full days of confined and openwater training with your instructor. You will do up to three pool sessions as needed and a minimum of four openwater training dives. Also included is all necessary rental gear including mask, fins, snorkel, regulator with alternate air source and spg, BC jacket, and wetsuit. The PADI e-Learning SCUBA Certification Course. Registration as a PADI Openwater Diver takes place once all three sections of your dive training has been successfully completed.      Price - $779.00 USD tax inclusive per person

Program does not include accommodations at the Namale Resort & Spa. A six night minimum stay is required for full participation.

 

Terms and Conditions (please read carefully)

The Namale Resort & Spa will not issue refunds for dive trips and/or dive instruction  not taken by guest’s choice or guest’s early departure. In addition, Namale Resort & Spa will not issue refunds for dive trips and/or dive instruction canceled due to inclement weather, unsafe sea conditions, or "Acts of God." In all instances maximum attention will be given to safety. In the unlikely event that dive activities must be cancelled due to weather or sea conditions, a pro-rated credit will be issued to the guest’s room account for use against Spa charges or other incidental expenses. Credits may not be applied to Staff Appreciation, Educational, or Medical Fund contributions.

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The Namale Pearl

The M/V Namale Pearl is a custom built, multi-function Power-Cat Dive Vessel constructed by Icon Brands and designed by Scott Robson Designs, both of Christchurch New Zealand. The 37 ft. Catamaran has a 12 ft. beam (width) and is powered by twin 300 HP Suzuki Four Stroke outboard engines.

The vessel is the newest, fastest, and most advanced dive vessel of its kind in all of Fiji. The Namale Pearl is designed to carry 18 divers comfortably for a 2 tank dive along with a crew of 3. She comes equipped with VHF marine radio, EPIRB, advanced GPS navigation system, freshwater rinse down, and top of the line Fusion Stereo system for our passengers enjoyment. Guests can ride comfortably on the main deck, or, join the Captain on the fly bridge for the short rides out to Fiji’s best dive sites.

Namale Dive Shop & Activities Center

The M/V Namale Pearl along with Namale’s other watersports vessels are berthed on our dock, just steps away from the dive center, in our own private, protected cove.

Located on the western end of the Namale Resort, our Dive Namale facilities offer our guests a clean, comfortable, and efficient environment from which to embark on their daily sessions of diving. Starting with a spacious welcome and sign-in lounge, the staff of Dive Namale take great care in making sure that our guests are on their way to the dive boats as quickly as possible. We also feature a well laid out gear distribution center on your way to the vessel.

Whether you choose to bring your personal dive gear, or, utilize rental gear from Dive Namale, our courteous and professional staff will handle all gear set ups and breakdowns for your dives. We have a spacious gear storage facility so when you are done diving, your gear will be thoroughly rinsed and stored away by our staff for your next trip. No need to cart gear back and forth to your bure.

The Dive Namale facility and HQ boasts a fantastic fresh water swimming pool beatifully situated within a stand of coconut palm trees overlooking the bayside waterfront. Perfect for all levels of SCUBA instruction as well as a great place to relax and “hang out” after the daily morning dives. Guests can also occupy their surface interval time with Sea Kayaking, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Volleyball, Badminton, or Jet Skiing. You may want to take a short swim out to our Water Trampoline or even head out on a horeseback ride from our near by horse paddock. Needless to say there is plenty to keep you busy whenever you are not diving.

 

Explore Fiji's Underwater World

 

Dive Namale  is a PADI 5 Star Resort facility that is headquartered at the world renowned Namale Resort & Spa. Fiji is home to some of the best SCUBA diving to be found anywhere in the world. Our location on Fiji’s northern island of Vanua Levu just outside of Savusavu means that some of the best diving in Fiji can be found right at our doorstep. Often called the “Soft Coral Capital of the World”, Fiji’s diving boasts an almost immeasurable variety of fish, coral, and marine critters. It has truly earned its reputation as a diver’s paradise.

As “Fiji’s #1 Resort & Spa”, Namale has long been known as one of the top “Five Star Luxury Boutique Resorts” in the world. Now, Dive Namale brings that same five star experience and attention to detail to its diving program. With a renewed focus on the experienced, world traveled dive enthusiast, Dive Namale and the Namale Resort & Spa offer that truly world class experience both above as well as below sea level..

The diving available just minutes from the Namale Marina is astounding. Sheer vertical walls and sea mounts abound and all within a quick 15 to 20 minute boat trip. Sites such as Purple Gardens, Dream House, and Leapper’s Wall all offer divers breathtaking underwater seascapes as well as an array of reef fish and pelagics. Venturing out a bit further, Dive Namale also conducts extended day trips to the  Namena Marine Preserve where divers enjoy sites such as Yellow Wall, Grand Central Station, and The Chimneys.

Dive Namale, and the Namale Resort & Spa have redefined the luxury dive travel experience.
We invite you to come and see for yourself what we mean when we say……..

“World Class – Above and Below”

Combine your once-in-a-lifetime encounters with incredible marine life and exploration of the amazing underwater world with other exciting activities Namale offers, such as horseback riding, snorkeling, wake boarding, or kayaking, or close out a wonderful day of diving with hours of relaxation at the Namale Spa Sanctuary.

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Savusavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji