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For a dozen years NAI'A has been the flagship Fiji liveaboard in the South Pacific. Its professional crew is famous as the friendliest and most competent in the business. Their expertise is evidenced by the variety of their schedule, including 7 and 10 night dive trips around Fiji, as well as charters to enjoy Tonga's humpback whales.

Length: 36 metres / 120 foot
Beam: 9 metres / 30 foot
Cruise: 9 knots
Divers: 18
Enriched air nitrox is available here
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Fiji liveaboard, the Nai'a cruising Bligh Water

Nai'a has both double and twin stateroom en-suite cabins. All are very large, timber-lined, bright, airy, and clean. The vessel is a 36 metre long deluxe steel hull motor yacht which goes under sail where possible, cruising around the islands of Fiji over clear blue water; an unforgettable experience in itself.

Explore the remarkably rich and diverse Bligh Water, with its lavish coral bommies, visit Mutiny Mount, the exclusive Wakaya Island channel, and the astonishing Nigali Passage. This area attracts many of the world's leading photographers and underwater film makers. The Nai'a often runs special photography trips and, due to its unrivalled reputation, attracts many names from the scuba world, such a Stan Waterman, to join their Fiji liveaboards dispensing expert advice to fellow guests.

Nai'a provides complimentary dinner wine during evening meals.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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October 2015
Dep: 31 Oct Ret: 7 Nov Koro Sea US$ 3,534
December 2015
Dep: 5 Dec Ret: 15 Dec Koro Sea US$ 5,046
February 2016
Dep: 13 Feb Ret: 20 Feb Koro Sea US$ 3,626
March 2016
Dep: 5 Mar Ret: 15 Mar Koro Sea US$ 5,177
Dep: 19 Mar Ret: 26 Mar Koro Sea US$ 3,626
April 2016
Dep: 23 Apr Ret: 30 Apr Koro Sea US$ 3,626
May 2016
Dep: 14 May Ret: 24 May Koro Sea US$ 5,177
Dep: 28 May Ret: 4 Jun Koro Sea US$ 3,626
June 2016
Dep: 18 Jun Ret: 28 Jun Koro Sea US$ 5,177
July 2016
Dep: 2 Jul Ret: 9 Jul Koro Sea US$ 3,626
Dep: 9 Jul Ret: 16 Jul Koro Sea US$ 3,626
October 2016
Dep: 25 Oct Ret: 1 Nov Koro Sea US$ 3,626
November 2016
Dep: 19 Nov Ret: 29 Nov Koro Sea US$ 5,177
December 2016
Dep: 3 Dec Ret: 10 Dec Koro Sea US$ 3,626
Dep: 29 Dec Ret: 8 Jan Koro Sea US$ 5,177
February 2017
Dep: 11 Feb Ret: 18 Feb Koro Sea US$ 3,720
Dep: 18 Feb Ret: 25 Feb Koro Sea US$ 3,720
March 2017
Dep: 25 Mar Ret: 1 Apr Koro Sea US$ 3,720
April 2017
Dep: 8 Apr Ret: 18 Apr Koro Sea US$ 5,311
Dep: 22 Apr Ret: 29 Apr Koro Sea US$ 3,720
Dep: 29 Apr Ret: 6 May Koro Sea US$ 3,720
May 2017
Dep: 13 May Ret: 23 May Koro Sea US$ 5,311
Dep: 27 May Ret: 3 Jun Koro Sea US$ 3,720
June 2017
Dep: 3 Jun Ret: 10 Jun Koro Sea US$ 3,720
Dep: 17 Jun Ret: 27 Jun Koro Sea US$ 5,311
July 2017
Dep: 1 Jul Ret: 8 Jul Koro Sea US$ 3,720
Dep: 8 Jul Ret: 15 Jul Koro Sea US$ 3,720
October 2017
Dep: 21 Oct Ret: 28 Oct Koro Sea US$ 3,720
November 2017
Dep: 18 Nov Ret: 25 Nov Koro Sea US$ 3,720
Dep: 25 Nov Ret: 5 Dec Koro Sea US$ 5,311
December 2017
Dep: 9 Dec Ret: 16 Dec Koro Sea US$ 3,720
Dep: 29 Dec Ret: 8 Jan Koro Sea US$ 5,311

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More Trip Details....

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation with air-conditioning, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, wine (with dinner), land tours, transfers to the boat from Nadi Airport and hotels, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s) (max number of divers per DM is 9), tanks, weights and weightbelts, Fiji government tax.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (US$ 100 - BCD & Reg for 7 nights or US$ 140 - BCD & Reg for 10 nights), dive insurance, marine park fees of US$ 25 per person, fuel surcharge of (US$ 168 for 10 nights or US$ 117 for 7 nights) per person. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (wine with dinner complimentary), nitrox fills for enriched air certified divers (US$ 150 for 7 nights or US$ 210 for 10 nights), torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Nai'a departs at 1 pm from Lautoka Harbour on the Viti Levu north coast, near Nadi. If you are staying in Nadi, or arriving at Nadi Airport on the morning of the cruise departure, you will be collected at about 1:00 pm and taken to the boat. If not, then get to either the Raffles Gateway Hotel in Nadi or make your own way to Lautoka Harbour. For more information see our Viti Levu travel information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 04.00pm on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.

Non-diver rate: US$ 100 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 50% of the published price.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 8 guests and receive 1 extra space free of charge. See the special whole boat charter prices, below, which is pay for 16 guests and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge plus free nitrox for the whole group!

Whole boat charter rate (per night): 7 nights - US$ 7,838, 10 nights - US$ 7.843.

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.

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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 9 Standard cabins on the Nai'a liveaboard all with private en-suite bathrooms. There are 2 double cabins each with a king bed; 2 cabins have both a king bed as well as a single bunk bed; 3 cabins have king-sized beds which can convert into 2 single beds, and 2 cabins have twin bunk beds.

All the cabins have:
  • Individually controlled air conditioning
  • Small porthole windows
  • Bathroom with unlimited hot water shower and toilet
  • Hand basin and towel
  • Room service and flowers
  • Wardrobe, dressing table and mirror
  • Reading lights
  • 110 and 220 V mains outlet - US and Australian style socket prongs
No. of bathrooms / showers - 9 / 9 - hot water

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Crew, facilities, dive courses...
Crew comprises:
  • Cruise Director
  • 3 Divemasters
  • Captain and Chief Officer
  • Cook
  • 2 Engineers
  • Hostess and Cleaner
  • 2 Deck hands
Motorised diving dinghies - Camera Room with tables - Rinse tanks - PC with CD burner - E-6 photograph slide processor - Digital camera rentals - Saloon with bar, DVD video player, Hi-Fi and marine library - Large sundeck with loungers

Dive certification courses available including PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

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Menu, cuisine type...
  • International cuisine - breakfast, lunch, and dinner with wine.
  • Waitress service in the saloon with soup and salad.
  • Coffee, tea, soft drinks, water, fruit, biscuits and snacks are provided free of charge.
  • Wine (free of charge with dinner, otherwise charged per bottle), beer and spirits are also available.
  • Lunch, dinner and snacks are also provided on the first day of the cruise.
  • All dietary requirements can be catered for - please send notice of your requirements.
  • The operator rates the quality of dining as "excellent" and of "high" importance.
  • There is a fixed menu.

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technical specifications...
  • Built in year 1979, restored in 1993, and refurbished in 2005
  • Size - 36.4m x 9m
  • Weight - 240 tonnes
  • Top speed - 11 knots
  • Cruising speed - 9 knots
  • 1 x 500 HP K 19 Cummins engine
  • 550mē main and jib sails
  • 2 x 85 KW Cummins generators
  • 3 x Coltri Sub scuba tank compressors
  • Enriched air nitrox facility
  • 12 litre aluminium tanks with international fittings
  • Electricity 220 & 110 Volts - 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 29,000 litres
  • Fuel capacity - 25,000 litres
  • Watermaker - 1,500 litres per day

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navigation, safety features...
  • 2 x life rafts
  • 2 x 60 HP 6.8m motorised dinghies
  • ICOM VHF and SSB radios
  • 4 x global positioning systems (GPS)
  • 2 x radars
  • Fishfinder
  • Plotter
  • Searchlight
  • Autopilot
  • Satellite telephone and email
  • Emergency oxygen - 8,300 litres
  • Full feature first aid box
  • Surface marker buoys provided
  • Life jackets in each cabin
  • Fire extinguishers and fire detectors throughout
  • 3 x emergency signalling devices
  • Customer dive insurance not included - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation
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Customer reviews: 

"The crew were brilliant. The agenda flexible. The company terrific. The food was excellent. A great liveaboard trip all round." - James Brigham, Australia ...

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