The Fiji Shark Dive FAQ's
I'm going to Kadavu or Taveuni for 7 days; can I do THE FIJI SHARK DIVE?
Yes! We have developed an ideal 3-day package to extend your Fiji dive vacation from 7 to 10 days. Experience the best of Beqa Lagoon including THE SHARK DIVE and turn your trip into the trip of a lifetime.
I'm staying in Nadi/Coral Coast; can I come for THE SHARK DIVE in one day?
Organizing a day trip to THE SHARK DIVE is simple. All the major hotels and resorts can arrange a day out with Beqa Adventure Divers for you, just ask your hotel dive shop or tour desk and let them do the rest, this is one dive you do not want to miss!
Can I do more than one shark dive?
The 7-day Shark Week package is perfect for the enthusiast. For the photographer wanting that cover-shot, we encourage you to do multiple dives, as you become comfortable with the dive procedures the staff will take you into "The Arena" itself. This is the ultimate shark experience and will put you right in the thick of the action!
How do I get to Beqa Adventure Divers?
High quality, air-conditioned transport can be arranged for you. Coming from Nadi it's a comfortable 2 1/2 hr ride, from the Coral Coast and Suva the ride is even shorter at 1hr.
Can anyone do THE SHARK DIVE?
Due to the depth of the dive, only certified divers may attend. Ideally, divers should have a total of at least 30 dives, with 5 or more in the 30m/100ft range. Divers with fewer than 30 dives are required to be supervised during the deep section of the dive.
How many divers are allowed?
To ensure the quality of your Fiji Shark Dive with Beqa Adventure Divers, the maximum number of divers is limited to 20.
What sharks will we see?
The regular shark population of Shark Reef Marine Reserve comprises of Bulls, Silvertips, Sicklefin Lemons, Grey Reefs, Blacktip Reefs, Whitetip Reefs, Tawny Nurses and the occasional Tiger. See our Shark Info Section for more details.
When is the best time of year for THE SHARK DIVE?
THE SHARK DIVE is run year-round with large numbers of sharks on every dive. The Bull Sharks are less abundant during the months of November and December, which is mating season. Check out the Bull Shark Tagging Project to read more about the current research going on and what has been learned so far.
Is THE SHARK DIVE dangerous?
THE SHARK DIVE has been running for over 12 years now without incident. However, this is a dive with some of nature's largest predators. All participants must read and sign documents informing them of the dive and listen to the pre-dive briefing to understand the dive procedures. At any point, for whatever reason, the staff has the authority to end the dive or remove divers from the water if deemed unsafe.
What wetsuit should I bring?
All divers on THE SHARK DIVE are required to wear full-length suits. Most divers visiting Fiji find that a 3mm provides sufficient exposure protection during the summer months where water temperature averages 28°c.