Dive Site: House Reef Kuata Island, Yasawa Islands, Fiji

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Site Overview

Site Type: Shallow coral garden, lots of macro stuff
Depth: Top: 3MMedian: 7MBottom: 9M
Location: Walk off the beach directly in front of the dive shop.

Description

It’s amazing what you can find a few metres off the beach – day or night on Kuata’s House Reef. A shore dive accessible to divers with all levels of dive experience … just walk off the beach. After swimming past the shallow wave break, we went down to about 7m and explored every little nook and cranny of this shallow coral garden. Kuata has lots of nudibranchs, large coral sea fans with the odd tiny shrimp hiding in the branches…

 

Yellow seafan with purple spores diving Barefoot Kuata Night dive at Yasawa Islands Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

… banded coral shrimps, tiny crabs and lots of flowering coral.

Banded coral shrimp diving Barefoot Kuata Night dive at Yasawa Islands Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Tiny crab in the seafan diving Barefoot Kuata Night dive at Yasawa Islands Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

A small black tip reef shark came to check us out a few times during the dive and we stumbled across a thorny stingray in the sand.

Thorny stingray diving Barefoot Kuata Night dive at Yasawa Islands Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

On the sandy bottom we found triton shells…

Triton sea snail diving Barefoot Kuata Night dive at Yasawa Islands Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

… a beautiful sea pen and a rather shy octopus.

Sea pen with light from behind diving Barefoot Kuata Night dive at Yasawa Islands Fiji Islands by Diveplanit