Dive Site: Golden Rim, Volivoli, Fiji

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Site Overview

Site Type: Five pinnacles covered in coral
Depth: Top: 5MMedian: 10MBottom: 21M
Location: On a reef due north of the resort – a 10 minute boat ride away.

Description

Golden Rim is a dive site of five pinnacles just 10 minutes north of Volivoli Beach Resort covered in coral and sea fans and with abundant marine life. Here is a 90 second video to give you an insight of what it’s like scuba diving Golden Rim with Ra Divers out of Volivoli Beach Resort, Fiji.

The mooring line leads to the first pinnacle of Golden Rim – probably named for the edge of the pinnacles catching the sunlight when you look at them from below.

Coral stack diving Golden Rim at Volivoli Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

There are five pinnacles with tops at 5m and base at 21m, which you can meander through and get completely lost knowing that you are never more than 50 m from the boat.

Coral crown scene diving Golden Rim at Volivoli Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

It’s one of those dives where the light between 9 and 11m is perfect: the colours are stunning and the fish are scintillating.

Small reef fish hover above the coral diving Golden Rim at Volivoli Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

There are over hangs, and swim throughs.

Swim through ahead with anthias diving Golden Rim at Volivoli Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

And anthias everywhere.

Rakiraki diving: Scene with anthias at Volivoli Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

There’s plenty of critters too: your average pair of dot and dash butterflies

Pair of dot and dash butterflyfish diving Golden Rim at Volivoli Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

The dog-faced Black Spotted Puffer

Black spotted puffer diving Golden Rim at Volivoli Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

And wrasse – but not just your average wrasse – nothing less than a Lined Cheek Wrasse.

Lined cheeked Wrasse diving Golden Rim at Volivoli Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Check out the corals too: hard, soft and ‘feathery’?

Feathery white soft coral diving Golden Rim at Volivoli Fiji Islands by Diveplanit