With all the dive sites here off Barefoot Island , there’s plenty for every level of ability, certification and experience.
Whether you’ve done 600 dives or have just passed your Open Water Course, there’s plenty for you to choose from and it doesn’t matter if you’re an early bird, a late riser, or a night owl – we’re ready for you whenever you want to hit the water!
We do a single or two tank dive in the morning, an additional afternoon dive(s) if required, and night dives are available on request. All dives are guided by a local diver to navigate you through the dive site, pointing out creatures or items of interest. If you haven’t dived in a while, or still feel a little inexperienced you may want to consider doing a beach dive and/or, having an Instructor with you to ease yourself back in. We can update your skills, and do a short refresher to bring you back up to date.
As many as 7,000 different fish species live on coral reefs or nearby inshore habitats, with up to maybe 300 different types inhabiting a small plot of reef. Fiji also has a couple of residents unique only to Fiji, including the Bicolour Rabbitfish, and Black Rabbitfish with gentle eyes but sharp dorsal spines it can raise if threatened. This Rabbitfish has a yellow tail and is rarely seen out of a pair.
The Yasawa group of islands has fewer crowds and fewer dive boats. This chain of ancient volcanic islands offers excellent corals, pristine reefs and good visibility, not to mention some superb topside backdrops.
With over a dozen dive sites available at Barefoot Island, we’ll always find the perfect dive for you.
Diving directly off Mantaray beach, our house reef is made for first time divers.
Our Instructor will show you a very healthy reef which is home to an array of colourful tropical pacific reef fish and other marine animals, making Mantaray the perfect place to be introduced to the underwater world.
Keeping you in Fiji style completing your open water course on Barefoot Island is a relaxed and enjoyable experience. The variety of dive sites allows you to gain experience in shore, boat and wall dives while diving some of Fiji’s best dive sites.
Our theory training takes place under the shade of coconut trees, while the clear shallow water off the beach is the perfect place to practice dive skills in pool-like conditions.
Once you have mastered some simple skills in the shallow water you’ll move out to experience some of Fiji’s most pristine reef areas in up to six open-water dives.
We love snorkelling! It’s is the easiest and cheapest way to view coral reefs. Snorkelling and scuba diving are completely different activities though – and one of the great things about snorkelling is that we can talk to you while we snorkel.
Did you know that coral is an animal in the same family as jelly fish and sea anemones?
Did you know that those sea cucumbers eat and poo sand and breath through their bums?
Did you know that many reef fish can change sex during their lives?
Our snorkel tours are ideal for both first-time snorkellers – and experienced snorkellers who want to learn more about what they’re looking at out on the reef.
We passionately want more people to experience and understand the complex, beautiful and diverse world that is a coral reef environment.