Shark Dive at The Bistro
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
USD $175 – 2-tank boat dive. Includes tanks and weight belts.
+ FJD $20 Marine Reserve Fee payable in cash at the Aqua-Trek dive facility, with 100% of proceeds going directly to the village of Wainiyabia for shark conservation and preservation of the marine protected area. Learn more about our conservation efforts.
Quality gear hire available for FJD $40/day. Check-in is at 8:00 am. Dive departs at 8:30 am and returns at approximately 12:30 pm.
*Divers must be 15 years of age or older and open-water certified (no junior certifications). Minors must be accompanied by a certified parent or guardian.
What to expect:
This dive features up to eight different species of shark: bull shark (largest in the world), whitetip reef shark, blacktip reef shark, nurse shark, lemon shark, grey reef shark, silvertip shark, and even the elusive tiger shark. This dive offers the chance to see over 300 species of fish. As divers descend through the clear waters to a landing at 18m/60 ft, they will see sharks circling below them along with hundreds of jacks, snappers and other fish species swirling around the feeding area. Some divers are rewarded with rare sightings of the huge queensland grouper and humphead wrasse. Divers are not in a cage, but situated on the reef around the perimeter of the dive site called "The Arena." Once settled in, the feed begins. Tawny nurse sharks are abundant and not shy as they crowd around the feeders. Lemon Sharks attend in ones or twos. Silver tips dart in and out from the blue. The main attraction, the huge Bull Sharks, arrive in numbers as far as the eye can see. They purposefully move in, opening their enormous jaws to take the food from the feeder in direct view of the diving guests. After 20 minutes of bottom time, divers ascend up the beautiful reef ledge where grey reef, black tip and white tip reef sharks swim freely. After diving among the big boys (and girls), this part of the dive seems like the nursery.
The dive lasts about 50 minutes and provides divers and ‘shark lovers’ award winning photo and video opportunities. After the hour-long surface interval, the dive is repeated. However, you never know what the second dive will bring as the tide has changed and the chum trail has traveled far.
A 10-minute boat ride back to the dock, and divers are sharing pictures and video and excitedly reliving the experience.