Dorota and I have just booked our flights, accommodation and diving for our Christmas trip to Fij. I’m really excited and can’t wait to get diving there. We’re not going for the tropical beaches, little islands and white sand, but to hand feed Bull and Tiger sharks. In fact we will get to see about 8 species of shark.
Over the past 15 years dive Operators have been chumming the water developing “Shark Reef”, a big fish site. It is definitely a predators playground now with some very large fat Bull sharks, along with Tiger sharks, Blacktip Reef Sharks, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Silvertip Sharks, Tawny Nurse Sharks and Sicklefin Lemon Sharks. As well as Giant Grouper, Maori Wrasse, Rainbow Runners, Giant Trevally, Java Morays and Eagle Rays.
Shark Reef has been developed in collaboration with the local village who own the reef and has been turned into a National Marine park, and has now become a huge shark breeding ground.
We’ve booked our accommodation with the Lagoon Resort and our diving with Beqa Adventure Divers, so will let you know how we get on.
PatsOn has some great photos on Flickr