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Octopus Resort

Octopus Resort

$1490 USD / 7 nights



Nitrox $
WIFI Available
Octopus Resort is located on Waya Island, just twenty-seven nautical miles from the Fijian mainland. Guests are transported at 9:30 am by boat from the Vunda Marina, which is just a few miles away from the airport in Nadi, and then departs the island to make the return trip back to the mainland from the resort at around 1 pm.

Octopus Resort
Octopus Resort
Octopus Resort
Octopus Resort
Octopus Resort
Octopus Resort
Octopus Resort
Octopus Resort
Octopus Resort
Octopus Resort offers three types of accommodation: budget, premium, and family villas. The budget option includes two different styles: a private bungalow and the garden bure. The private bungalow is a great option for couples and is furnished with a large king bed. The garden bure is great for groups and families of four adults. All budget rooms include a ceiling fan, shared private bathroom, in-room safe, towels, and housekeeping. Premium room styles include the premium garden bure, beachfront bure, poppies luxury lodge, the point beachfront suites, and the deluxe beachfront suite. These choices can accommodate anywhere from two to four adults and include all of the same luxuries as the budget rooms as well as a private balcony or porch. Some also offer Wi-Fi, TV, complimentary mini bar, and an outdoor hammock. The family villas include a two-bedroom beachfront villa and a three-bedroom villa that can accommodate up to six adults. These include air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a king-sized pillow-top bed, and private chaise lounges and umbrella.
The resort’s restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner included in the meal plan rate. Breakfast includes in-season fruit, toast, preserves, cereals, yogurts, tea, coffee, juice, an omelet station, and other hot breakfast items. Lunch is served a la carte. Lunch includes salad, burgers, a wrap, Thai chicken curry, fruit platters, and smoothies. Dinner has a regularly changing menu that includes the main course and dessert. Dinner is served a la carte four nights a week, three nights of the week dinners are family-style, and one night is a BBQ night.
The resort is home to its own PADI dive operation that offers guests trips to explore nearly forty dive sites that include reefs, walls, drop-offs, swim through pinnacles, and two wreck dives. All sites range from three to twenty-five minutes by boat from the resort and all dives are with experienced local guides. Shore dives can be arranged upon request. There are three dives a day: one at 9 am, another at 11 am, and the afternoon dive at 2 pm. Sundays only include afternoon single or two-tank dives. The resort is known for having clear waters with great visibility and amazing coral sea fans on the walls and drop-offs. Divers often spot sharks, turtles, lobsters, tiny nudibranchs, shrimp, and crabs. There is also an array of hard and soft corals. Guests can also take part in courses or specialty dives such as night, wreck, peak performance buoyancy, photography, and drift diving. The dive shop offers all equipment such as wetsuits, fins, masks, and BCD’s. Guests are welcome to bring their own gear or rent from the resort.
Photos courtesy of Octopus Resort



Dive Conditions

Fiji has a tropical climate sporting a year-round diving season. The water temperature hovers around 25°C (77°F) in winter and 29°C (84°F) in summer. The average depth of the dives is between 5m to 40m with very clear visibility of up to 15m to 40m.
The majority of diving is done as drift dives, allowing you to cover large distances and see walls of soft corals. Current is your friend in Fiji, as it brings out the soft corals while wildlife piles up on the current side of reefs. Photographers often use a reef hook to find a spot with beautiful colors, hook in, and shoot to their heart’s delight. The tops of pinnacles and reefs usually host a plethora of life. Just hook in and shoot as the current blows you around. Always carry a safety sausage so the tender boat can see you when you surface. Soft corals are not everywhere in Fiji – divers need to go to specific areas. And there are some stunning hard coral reefs in Fiji that offer great macro, some good pelagic life, and the best shark dive in the world.
The water temperature during the dry season (June - September) is usually in the mid-70s F, with August being the coolest month. During the wet season (December - April) temperatures are usually in the low 80s F with February and March being the warmest months underwater. Underwater visibility during the dry season is often 100’+ outside the lagoons. The Bligh Waters can have high visibility even in the wet season, ranging from 80-100ft. Fiji is warm and tropical most of the time with air temperatures ranging between 31°C between 26°C all year round.