Dive Site: Sundance & Bigfoot on the Coral Coast, Fiji

Dive guide exits swimthrough at Bigfoot & Sundance diving the Coral Coast with Diveaway Dive Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Site Overview

Site Type: Wall with swim-throughs and Scenic Reef
Depth: Top: 12MMedian: 14MBottom: 20M
Location: A 3 minute boat ride from the beach to the reef edge

Description

The reef at this dive site is perforated by crevasses and slots creating great swim throughs. As you exit the biggest and last, which is actually a tunnel, the reef edge above is pierced by the sun’s rays which dance on the hard coral sheets below.

Layers of plate coral at Bigfoot & Sundance diving the Coral Coast with Diveaway Dive Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

The swim throughs are all of a decent size – none are likely to cause claustrophobia.

Guide in Sundance swim through at Bigfoot & Sundance diving the Coral Coast with Diveaway Dive Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

At Bigfoot the dive site is shaped literal like big foot. A sloping rounded mount from ankle to toes (though I didn’t count them) with lots of coral bommies.

Moorish Idol at Bigfoot & Sundance diving the Coral Coast with Diveaway Dive Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Just the kind of place to see a steady stream of reef fish queuing at one of the many cleaning stations. Or a huddle of Goatfish practising synchronised swimming.

Snapper in formation at Bigfoot & Sundance diving the Coral Coast with Diveaway Dive Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Plenty of anemones at this site too, though mainly Pinks over on this site.

Pink anemonefish at Bigfoot & Sundance diving the Coral Coast with Diveaway Dive Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

And finally in the periodic gullies that run from shore down perpendicular through the reef and towards the open ocean, White Tipped Reefies are to be found resting on the sandy bottom.

White tipped reef shark front at Bigfoot & Sundance diving the Coral Coast with Diveaway Dive Fiji Islands by Diveplanit