Jim Church Photography Cruise - The Fiji Aggressor will take you on a cruise for eight days and seven nights, in to the area known as the soft coral capital of the world; the brilliant colours on display will dazzle even the most experienced divers and photographers. Enjoy a visit to a local village to for traditional Fijian dancing during the week. Drift dives with eagle rays, mantas, turtles, sharks, and trevally are also on the itinerary. Clownfish, pygmy seahorses, ornate ghost pipefish, and a multitude of nudibranchs bring smiles to every dive! Add the great service and excellent food, you will have a liveaboard you will never forget.
Each cabin/ stateroom has private ensuite, individual air-conditioning, room towels (changed when needed), clothing storage, hair dryer, and pump toiletries.
All meals - breakfast, lunch, dinner + snacks ( dinner at your own cost on the last night)
Beverages included - soft drink & local alcoholic beverages ( spirits extra)
Aluminium dive tanks 12L (80cu)( yoke valves), weights and weight belts
Fresh towels after each dive
Group transfer from Suva Airport to the departure Marina - beside the Novotel Hotel (formerly the Trade Winds hotel) - 45 minutes - leaving Suva International Airport ( IATA code SUV) between 07.00am - 08.00am. Outside of this time, guests MUST make their own way to the departure point - beside the Novotel Hotel (formerly the Trade Winds hotel).
Shore excursion to a local village for a Kava Ceremony.
Accommodation based on two sharing (twin or double), single surcharge extra. (Inclusive of local tax).
Breakfast (cooked to order), buffet lunch and an elegant chef prepared dinner with tableside service are served in addition to fresh mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks. The menu onboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of American feasts, barbecues and local cuisine. If you have any special dietary requirements, please be sure these are noted You will awaken to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals and juices. Lunches are buffet-style, featuring hot soups, homemade breads, salads and sandwiches and/or entrees. Dinners are served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. Certain special dietary and beverage requests may not be available due to the remote nature of this location.
The Aggressor's selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine, which are complimentary. Drinking and diving do not mix. Once you consume alcohol, you become a snorkeler until the next day.
Travel and Diving Insurance is for the traveller to organise before travel ( must be shown on board). Your diving insurance must cover all of your scuba diving and snorkelling activities, including the costs for recompression chamber treatment and emergency air evacuation.
No International or domestic flights are included
No Visas ( responsibility of traveller)
Rental equipment is for hire - can prebook, payment on board
Park fees are paid directly on board
Crew and Guide gratuities
Any Extra Services which may include but not limited too: Onboard calls, Laundry, special services, repairs
Optional Activities which may include but not limited too: Dive Courses
Rates subject to change
No transfers to the departure Marina - Novotel Hotel (formerly the Trade Winds hotel) from Suva International Airport (IATA code SUV) outside of 07.00- 08.00am time. ( Between 07.00 and 08.00am is the scheduled group transfer, outside of this time the guest must make their own way to the marina before 12.00pm - midday. The vessel will sail at midday, with or without the guest). No transfer from any hotel to the embarkation marina or return to the airport or hotel upon disembarkation at the marina.
Port Fee - $300FJD - per person, payable on board at the start +25% tax ( VAT@9%, Services Turnover Tax@10%, Environmental Levy of 6%)
Namena Park Fee - $20FJD - per person, payable on board at the start+ 25% tax (VAT@9%, Services Turnover Tax@10%, Environmental Levy of 6%)
Any Airport taxes on arrival or departure
15/06/2019 - 22/06/2019
8 days, 7 nights
Fiji-Gau, Makongi, Namena, and Wakaya Islands
While onboard, you may pick a buddy of your choice, or dive with one of the crewmembers. The yacht offers up to five dives per day (2 on the last day) including night dives. 80 cubic ft. tanks, weight belts and weights, are provided. Diving is conducted either from the dive deck on the Fiji Aggressor or from its tender depending on the weather and current conditions present. Enjoy a fresh water shower on the back deck after your dives and dry off with a warm towel. All diving onboard the Fiji Aggressor should be within the limits and standards of the training agency that certified you. All dives should be planned no decompression dives
November through April is the Fijian summer where water temperatures run 80-84F (27-29C) and then start cooling for the winter season. May through October the water ranges 76-79F (25-27C) before starting a climb again for summer. A 3mm wetsuit is recommended for the summer and a 5mm wetsuit for the winter. Diving is conducted either from the dive deck on the Fiji Aggressor or from its tender depending on the weather and current conditions present.
Advanced Open Water & higher