Dive Site: Subway, Vomo, Fiji

Silhouette of overhanging rock at Subway diving Vomo in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Site Overview

Site Type: Scenic reef with swim throughs
Depth: Median: 14MBottom: 21M
Location: Behind Vomo Lailai

Description

Subway at Vomo Lailai, a 5 minute boat trip from Vomo Resort, is a vertical slot in which vertical sunlight creates an atmospheric swim through. Indeed, Vomo Lailai, the small deserted island just to the west of Vomo, has very interesting terrain. The steep walls drop vertically into the water, making for interesting scuba diving with channels and swim throughs and high, steep sided bommies.

Divers silhouetted against the boat at Subway diving Vomo at Subway in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

The main attraction is wide enough to swim through and even turn around and swim back – which you can do at a different level as the slot runs from the surface down to 18m.

Diver leaving the slot at Subway diving Vomo at Subway in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

The exit comes out a little further along the rock wall face.

Swim through with hanging soft coral at Subway diving Vomo in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Nearby are the Bommies dive sites, and the area in between is just the sort of terrain where scuba divers might find a large Moray hiding in the rocks.

Moray Eel at Subway diving Vomo in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

There are clusters of staghorn where an angel might stop for a clean.

Bicolour angel in staghorn at Subway diving Vomo at Subway in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Or a Giant Squirrelfish might be hiding from the daylight, waiting for the night to go out hunting.

Giant Squirrelfish at Subway diving Vomo in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

As well as snappers and schools of barracuda in the open water, you’ll see grouper and Napoleon Wrasse, and the occasional unicorn gliding through the landscape.

Unicornfish at Subway diving Vomo at Subway in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Scattered around at Vomo there are anemones with their often anxious looking inhabitants.

Worried looking clownfish at Subway diving Vomo at Subway in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

There are also nudis such as this exotic looking Plain Noumea.

Plain Noumea in soft focus at Subway diving Vomo in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

The walls are covered with a variety of soft corals.

Soft coral tree at Subway diving Vomo in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Subway is probably a dive you’ll want to do more than once!

Silhouette of overhanging rock at Subway diving Vomo in the Fiji Islands by Diveplanit