Dive Site: Rainbows End Rainbow Reef, Fiji

Typical reef scene at Rainbows End diving Taveuni Rainbow Reef Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Site Overview

Site Type: Scenic Reef
Depth: Top: 5MMedian: 12MBottom: 22M
Location: On the western tip of the northern section of Rainbow Reef

Description

Possibly one of the best on the Rainbow Reef, Rainbow’s End is a Bommie that rises gently from 18 m off the sand up to 5 m and back down again, though typically only one side of the slope is covered on any particular dive because of the current. There’s pretty much continuous coral cover – and fish life – from 15 m.

Mixture of corals at Rainbows End diving Taveuni Rainbow Reef Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

The variety of fish is amazing, and in every direction there are swarms of anthias hanging in the current.

Typical reef scene with anthias at Rainbows End diving Taveuni Rainbow Reef Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

The gentle slope makes it easy and fun just to traverse the reef, zigzagging over the colourful marine scape below.

Fans soft coral diver at Rainbows End diving Taveuni Rainbow Reef Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Though the marine life above the reef is prolific – don’t forget to look under as well as over.

Moray well out at Rainbows End diving Taveuni Rainbow Reef Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

As always on the Rainbow Reef, it’s the juxtaposition of the hard and soft corals that make each vista so spectacular.

Typical reef scene at Rainbows End diving Taveuni Rainbow Reef Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

From the very bottom of the reef to the very top, there’s an impressive array of corals of every colour, size and species.

Typical reef scene with small fish at Rainbows End diving Taveuni Rainbow Reef Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

On the highest point of the reef, the anthias will be head up into the current, bobbing up and down.

Orange anthias above pocillopora at Rainbows End diving Taveuni Rainbow Reef Fiji Islands by Diveplanit