|World class scenic wall but also hard coral bommies and swim throughs
|Top: 8M Median: 11M Bottom: 40M
|On the southern section of Rainbow Reef
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 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.
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.
Every species of reef fish common to the area is present on a single reef top.
And they were not at all skittish.
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.
The generously sized swim-throughs, decked with large gorgonians, are where the night fish hide out during the daylight hours.
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.
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.