In this post we'll take a peek under the sea with Jewel Bubble Divers, Taveuni's new diving business started last year by Qiolele Morisio. With 14 years experience in diving, Qio (pronounced NGIO) has a team of divers who have spent their lives in and on the waters here. The company motto is "Dive with Locals". Indeed, who better to show you their world?
Jewel Bubble Divers operates from Matei, the north end of Taveuni, which is located closest to the best dive sites, and they will pick you up from your accomodation. They have an excellent beachfront location. Their 28 foot long custom dive boat, Clarissa, can do 20 knots fully loaded to get you to and from your dive site quickly.
Protecting the oceans and these reefs is important so that the ecosystem which we are a part of is maintained and so that future generations of residents and visitors alike can benefit from and enjoy seeing the rich diversity of undersea life. Jewel Bubble Divers is a memeber of CORAL - Coral Reef Alliance which works on reef conservation through education and promoting a model for sustainable reef destinations.
Some of the more popular dives include the Great White Wall and Little White Wall, named for their luminescent white coral; Rainbows End, with an incredible gardens of multi-colored soft corals; and 3 Bommies, made up of three giant coral towers or "bommies" that rise up from the sea floor to within 12 meters of the surface. Jewel Bubble Divers can share with you their knowledge of over 20 dive sites in the area, each with its own unique features. They offer snorkel trips too.
Professional instruction for PADI diving certification is available, of course. I have read several customer reviews - on the Jewel Bubble Divers website, as well as on personal blogs and other websites. From novices to diving experts, they all have high praise for this company and its people.
So check out the Jewel Bubble Divers website by clicking any of the pictures in this post or HERE, and plan now to let them make your trip to Taveuni a memorable one that includes everything that the island has to offer below sea level as well as above.