Dive Site: Edge & Bordello on the Coral Coast, Fiji

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Site Overview

Site Type: Wall and scenic reef
Depth: Top: 8MMedian: 13MBottom: 30M
Location: A 3 minute boat ride from the beach to the reef edge

Description

The Edge dive site looks like the edge of the world – a vertical wall festooned with whip corals and fans, falling vertically to what looks like the bottom 30m below – but which is in fact a ledge before the drop off proper- evident by the deep blue of the water.

Whip coral and seafans at Edge to Bordello diving the Coral Coast with Diveaway Dive Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Along the wall are ledges where you might see a green and hawksbill turtle, or some of the bigger fish like triggers or Unicornfish.

Clown triggerfish at Edge to Bordello diving the Coral Coast with Diveaway Dive Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

At Bordello the reef wall has more colour and is bedecked with soft corals, fans, and colourful feather stars. Apparently it is named Bordello as it is “strangely reminiscent of the paintings of Toulouse-Lautrec” – but I suspect only if you get really narc’ed!

Featherstar at Edge to Bordello diving the Coral Coast with Diveaway Dive Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

There’s plenty to see at all depths, every surface is coated with a rich tapestry of hard and soft corals providing the perfect cover for a freckled hawkfish.

Freckled Hawkfish at Edge to Bordello diving the Coral Coast with Diveaway Dive Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

There are plenty of anemones too, with big fat, but grumpy looking Clarks. (Mainly they’re only grumpy with me for sticking my 2000 lumens of video light into their visage).

Grumpy Clarks at Edge to Bordello diving the Coral Coast with Diveaway Dive Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Obviously the feather stars don’t mind. Do they even have eyes…?

Big featherstar at Edge to Bordello diving the Coral Coast with Diveaway Dive Fiji Islands by Diveplanit