Dive Site: Pinnacles, Kuata, Yasawa Islands, Fiji

Fiji’s Scuba Diving is amongst the most varied of any country: shark diving, drift diving, manta snorkelling, great coral reefs, wreck diving & walls galore

Site Overview

Site Type: Tall coral bommie
Depth: Top: 12MMedian: 15MBottom: 25M
Location: 5-minute boat ride north of Kuata resort, in the channel between Kuata and Waya Lailai islands.

Description

Pinnacles close to Kuata in Fiji’s Yasawa Islands is a pair of steep sided bommies that attracts pelagics. These twin bommies drop down to about 25m, with the top of the tallest bommie sitting at about 12m below the surface. There is plenty to see all the way down, and open water divers need not go below 18m to see the best of it.

White tipped shark as close as you can get diving Pinnacles Kuata at Yasawa Islands Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

The top of the Pinnacles is a pretty coral garden, teeming with anemone fish, fusiliers, all sorts of wrasse, parrot fish and damsels.

White tipped shark showing elongated shape diving Pinnacles Kuata at Yasawa Islands Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Start at the bottom, or around 20m, and slowly wind your way up and around both pinnacles.

Whip coral with diver behind diving Pinnacles Kuata at Yasawa Islands Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

You’ll find whip coral, lots of plate coral and branching coral along the way and a grumpy looking brown marbled grouper hiding in the gap between the two bommies.

Brown marbled grouper with open mouth diving Pinnacles Kuata at Yasawa Islands Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

There’s also some fleshy coral and staghorn coral around the tips of the Pinnacles.

Fleshy coral diving Pinnacles Kuata at Yasawa Islands Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

A sweet little white tip shark circled the highest pinnacle with two little yellow striped pilot fish in front of his nose.

White tipped shark swims with pilot diving Pinnacles Kuata at Yasawa Islands Fiji Islands by Diveplanit