Dive Site: Garden of Eden, Yasawa Islands, Fiji

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Site Overview

Site Type: Classic scenic coral reef
Depth: Top: 5MBottom: 19M
Location: On the north western edge of Naviti Island.

Description

Garden of Eden on the northern side of Naviti Island in Fiji’s Yasawa Islands is one of the shallower dive sites in the area and as you would expect from the name has gardens of colourful coral reefs and plenty of marine life. It is just a 20 minute boat ride from the Mantaray Resort dive centre. An easy dive with no current, it is suitable for divers of all experience levels.

Deb shooting coral diving Garden of Eden at Yasawa Islands Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

The kind of place where a bit of fossicking yields dividends

Divers on the reef diving Garden of Eden at Mantaray Island Resort Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Like this Coconut octopus – though he was definitely not coming out to play. (So maybe the Garden of Eden was the Octopus’s Garden all along?)

Coconut octopus diving Garden of Eden at Mantaray Island Resort Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Even amongst what looks like the prettiest reef scene

Random reef scene diving Garden of Eden at Mantaray Island Resort Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

You’ll find some of the prettiest reef fish like this Blue-lined angelfish

Bluelined angelfish diving Garden of Eden at Mantaray Island Resort Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

As well as a few of the less attractive kind

Giant Moray eel diving Garden of Eden at Yasawa Islands Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

And who cannot resist a shot at the local Pink anemonefish

Pink anemonefish above his anemone diving Garden of Eden at Yasawa Islands Fiji Islands by Diveplanit