Island Dancer II is the choice liveaboard option for Fiji diving cruises, especially for smaller groups of up to 10 divers. Well kept and recently restored, the steel hull Island Dancer II provides air-conditioned comfort in all in-doors areas, which are spacious and well equipped to cater to your needs, both below the surface and onboard.
All 5 of Island Dancer II's cabins are air-conditioned and feature en-suite facilities with hot water showers. The comfortable saloon is equipped with facilities where scuba divers can review their photos and videos, or simply relax while listening to music or settling down with a good book. The open-air area provides a sun-deck for sun worshippers, or a shaded area for the more cautious.
The standard of amenities, as well as Island Dancer II's safety features, are on par with the standards of the Aggressor Fleet and Dancer Fleet ensuring your comfortable and safe exploration of Fiji's renowned dive sites, known for eagle rays, mantas, turtles, sharks and giant groupers, as well as outrageously colourful soft corals.
Not just for diving, guests onboard Island Dancer II also have the opportunity to visit a remote Fijian village and witness a Kava ceremony and warrior dance. The social atmosphere on board Island Dancer II is often enhanced by local beer and wine being free of charge.
Notes: Island Dancer II trips in 2014 alternate between being for individual bookings and for groups of 5 or 10.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local wine and beer, land tour, return transfers to the boat from Suva airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max number of 10 divers per DM), tanks, weights and weightbelts.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Restaurant meal on final evening, scuba equipment (US$ 175 per trip), dive computer, diving insurance, Fiji government cruise tax US$ 200 and park fees US$ 15. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).
Optional extras: Nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 100 per trip), torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Island Dancer II departs at lunchtime from Novotel Suva, Viti Levu every Saturday. Round-trip transfers are provided from Suva airport for guests who arrive on the scheduled embarkation and disembarkation days. You may require a connecting flight from Nadi to Suva. Otherwise please make your way to the Novotel in Suva in time for the 12:00 noon boarding.
Final disembarkation will occur between 8-9 am. Transfers are provided to the airport for guests departing this day. For guests departing later in the day, you may relax at the Novotel Hotel or take a day excursion.
For more information see our Viti Levu travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 03.00pm on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Non-diver rate: US$ 200 off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 65% of the normal published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: See full charter rates below which are the equivalent of pay for 8 guests and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge. Note: these rates do not include Fiji Government tax.
Whole boat charter rate (per night): US$ 3,480.
Add-on package: If this is your only planned visit to Fiji then we strongly recommend that you consider a 2 night add-on stay at the Uprising Beach Resort, Pacific Harbour on Viti Levu, to allow you to witness the not-to-be-missed shark feed diving. This option is also convenient as it is located close to both the international gateway airports in Fiji - Nadi and Suva.
Island Dancer II features 1 Master cabin on the middle deck and 4 Deluxe cabins on the lower deck. The master cabin has large windows with sweeping views whilst the Deluxe cabins have portholes to allow natural light in.
Motorised dinghy - Dive deck and platform with hot water shower - Separate rinse tank for cameras - Air-conditioned saloon with TV, DVD and sound system, movie and book library, games and magazines, fish ID and diving books - Computer with internet access - Satellite phone - Well stocked bar - Air-conditioned & open-air dining areas - Sun deck with shaded area
"The service on the boat was excellent, the food was very good, and the scuba diving was outstanding. We were able to rent a dive computer and pressure gauge after one of ours failed. The divemasters did a great job and showed us lots of new marine life." - William McGee, USA ...
"We had a ball (although Maureen did not dive) and the diving was good to exceptional. The liveaboard crew were relaxed, very hospitable and the food was superb. The boat is a little tired however, and the big bunk was somewhat cramped for me. Nonetheless, we were well treated and had a fabulous week. The shark feed was the very best dive anyone on board had experienced and some of these divers were on their 10th and 11th live-aboard expedition." - Charles and Maureen Ovadia, Australia ...
"All in all, I will not complain and I found this liveaboard quite enjoyable. But I must write that, even if there were some really good points, some aspects were not good at all. The staff was really friendly and, more important, professional. The dive master was cool but enough vigilant to make the dives safe. They provide nitrox at a quite reasonable price. BUT even if the food was ok, there was not enough vegetables and fruits for our taste. We got very good meat, but they could have given more fish. Talking about food, we still do not understand why they did not provide a proper breakfast on the last day of the cruise. There was ample time to do so, and the fact that they did not take care of us on the last morning has really left us a bad impression. The cabins were average. Spacious enough but not as luxurious as advertised. And in our cabin we had a constant problem with bad smells." - Erick Bourai, Cambodia ...