Dive Site: Yellow Mellow, Vatu-i-ra, Fiji

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Site Overview

Site Type: Coral stack in open water
Depth: Top: 5MBottom: 22M
Location: On Midway Reef near Vatu-i-ra off Rakiraki northern Viti Levu Fiji

Description

Mellow Yellow on Midway Reef near Vatu-i-ra is named after the large population of yellow soft corals decorating the current facing side. I think the “Mellow” part of the name comes from how it makes you feel. Have a look at this single take video clip as we traverse around the pinnacle wall and you’ll see what scuba diving Mellow Yellow is all about.

Tell me if that didn’t make you feel mellow!

Reef scene with damsel diving Yellow Mellow at Volivoli Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

There’s yellow everywhere – including the angels and butterflyfish.

Black-lipped Butterflyfish diving Yellow Mellow at Volivoli Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Schools of Scalefin and Bi-coloured Anthias so thick you can’t see through them.

Zillions of little fish hanging off the wall diving Yellow Mellow at Volivoli Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Don’t get hung up on looking just at the schooling fish, check the cracks and crevasses for small shrimp, nudibranchs, Scorpionfish and other macro life.

Giant moray diving Yellow Mellow at Volivoli Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

One of our expert Ra Divers dive Guides found this little pop-corn shrimp – literally the shape and size of a couple of pop-corn kernels.

Popcorn shrimp diving Yellow Mellow at Volivoli Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

This part of Fiji is not called the soft coral capital of the Pacific for nothing.

Reef scene with featherstars diving Yellow Mellow at Volivoli Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

Check out the colours.

Red soft, green hard branching coral and seafans diving Yellow Mellow at Volivoli Fiji Islands by Diveplanit

It makes this Star pufferfish look like he’s being shot in Black & White.

Star pufferfish diving Yellow Mellow at Volivoli Fiji Islands by Diveplanit