Ra Divers offer pristine diving adventures in the renowned Bligh Waters. These waters have until recently been accessible only by premier liveaboard cruises, but are now accessible from Ra Divers land based dive facility! Ra Divers (established in the 1980s), is one of Fiji's longest established diving operations, and their staff’s local knowledge and expertise is outstanding. They are located at Volivoli Beach (3km from Rakiraki). Ra Divers is a professional PADI Gold Palm Dive Resort and SSI facility with onsite instructors. They offer dive trips for the certified divers, equipment rental and dive training.
A new state-of-the-art dive shop with 4 brand new Coltri MCH 16HP compressors and a Coltri Nuvair 713 Membrane Nitrox compressor has recently opened at the resort. The Nitrox compressor has the capacity to fill 60 tanks an hour at a standard 32 blend. The dive shop also features new rental equipment and an exciting new beach bar and restaurant, The Ra Bar. Two and three tank dives will provide you with an incredible variety of sea life all from a land based dive facility!
Dive Day Boats
Ra Divers features dive boats for certified divers and an extra boat for dive students. The boats are purpose built dive boats capable of carrying 35 divers in total. Fresh filtered water, towels and light refreshments are provided on board their vessels.
Bligh Explorer: (10.3m/34ft) takes 16 divers and 4 crew, there is a toilet on board. Two thirds of the boat is covered by a sun roof. Twin fin friendly ladders.
Vatu Explorer: (11.2m/38ft) takes 20 divers and 5 crew, there is a toilet on board as well. This boat is has a full sun cover. Single fireman’s style ladder.
Halfcast: (10m/32ft) aluminium boat comfortably able to accommodate 10 divers with 3 crew. Two thirds of the boat is covered by a sun roof. Single ladder.
The reefs in the surrounding Bligh Waters are some of the healthiest in the world, with very little pollution and few boats, so you'll be able to see an array of marine life. The current managers have been with the business for over five years and their experience diving the Bligh Waters has allowed them to handpick superb dive sites for a truly unique experience.
This is a paradise for beginners and experienced divers with more than 50 superb dive sites. Most of the best sites are no more than 20 minutes by boat from Volivoli Beach.
Some of Ra Divers’ most popular sites are the fascinating wrecks of the Papuan Explorer and the Ovalau. The Papuan Explorer, situated in 20 meters of water, she is Fiji’s largest and most accessible wreck and is teaming with marine life.
From the tiniest of creatures to pelagics, from hard coral to hanging soft coral gardens, this dive area offers variety for divers. Blue Ribbon Eels, Clown Triggers, Lion Fish, Leaf Scorpions, Reef Sharks and millions of colorful Anthias and Fusiliers all inhabit these waters. Ra Divers boats will quickly and comfortably transport you to one of the many explored and unexplored dive sites in the Vatu-I-Ra Passage.