Dive Site: Great White Wall Rainbow Reef, Fiji

White bushy coral at Great White Wall diving Taveuni in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Site Overview

Site Type: World class scenic wall but also hard coral bommies and swim throughs
Depth: Top: 8MMedian: 11MBottom: 40M
Location: On the southern section of Rainbow Reef

Description

Taveuni’s Great White Wall is deservedly famous and cited as a world class dive site. But it is so much more than just a Great White Wall of soft corals stretching down beyond 30m. It is topped with some of the best hard corals around, with prolific reef fish life. So diving the Great White Wall presents scuba divers with plenty to see at differing depths. Ideally you’d dive it a couple of times at least!

This video is 3 minutes, but it shows you exactly what it’s like diving this world class dive site.

And here are some pictures showing the variety of terrain diving the Great White Wall.

The White Wall of soft coral at Great White Wall diving Taveuni in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

The Great White Wall dive site has two wide channels and the rock between them has a number of swim throughs at different levels and angles which are well worth diving through in both directions.

Divers showing water clarity at Great White Wall diving Taveuni in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

The Great White Wall proper starts at about 20 m and the soft white corals extend beyond 30 m covering the wall in every direction to the extent of the visibility.

Looking down the white wall at Great White Wall diving Taveuni in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Every species of reef fish common to the area is present on a single reef top.

Bannerfish pair apart at Great White Wall diving Taveuni in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

And they were not at all skittish.

Eye bar surgeons with second eye showing at Great White Wall diving Taveuni in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

I spent 20 minutes of the dive hanging just below, with my head just peering above, the reef top, watching every kind of fish come and go, and get cleaned.

One long nosed butterflyfish at Great White Wall diving Taveuni in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

The generously sized swim-throughs, decked with large gorgonians, are where the night fish hide out during the daylight hours.

Night fish hiding in the swim through at Great White Wall diving Taveuni in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

It is the kind of site where you would want to come back and explore each part of it in greater detail as a separate dive.

Blue soft coral on a white background at Great White Wall diving Taveuni in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Every individual part of it is interesting and colourful, and there is still plenty to see even for the open water diver who wants to stay above the 18m mark.

Red soft coral tree at Great White Wall diving Taveuni in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit