Nai’a – one of the South Pacific’s premier liveaboards
Nai’a is a luxury liveaboard vessel operating first-class diving adventures throughout the alluring Fiji & Tonga Islands. Dive Fiji Islands’ finest coral reefs and fish-filled channels or swim alongside humpback whales in Tonga. From manta rays to mantis shrimp, dolphins to dartfish, sharks to vibrant soft corals, the beautiful Nai’a vessel will take you to some of the South Pacific’s ultimate dive sites.
Experience pristine South Pacific coral reefs at their most colourful and lavish. Enjoy famous Fijian culture and charm on the vacation you’ve always dreamed of!
Nai’a has set new standards of liveaboard diving luxury in every way, especially in comfort and service. Designed by renowned marine architect, W. de Vries Lentsch, and built by skilled Dutch craftsmen, Nai’a was completely refitted in 2000 with the latest technology and facilities specific to the needs of discerning dive travellers. Nai’a’s sophisticated sailing rig affords her the range, comfort and stability of a true expeditionary vessel. Her large, diver-savvy Fijian crew is world-famous for their dedicated service, kava-inspired music and can-do attitude that makes for great flexibility as well as a great time!
The main saloon above deck is perhaps Nai’a’s most eye-catching feature, with the golden grains of native Fijian hardwoods whilst serious divers will appreciate the thoughtful layout of her roomy dive deck, complete with a dedicated dry camera and video room to suit the most discriminating photographers. Delicious and beautifully prepared meals of locally grown produce and meats and fresh fish await the hungry diver with a widely varied parade of delights served from the galley of the chefs, Manasa and Waisake. Truly the core of the Nai’a family is her Fijian crew, ten of the friendliest and most able sailors anywhere!
This extremely spacious ship provides space for a maximum of 18 guests with all the creature comforts of a quality land-based resort. All twin/double staterooms have private facilities and can be configured to suit your needs.
Nai’a itineraries depart from Lautoka, about 1 hour north of Nadi by road.
What to expect
Nai’a offers Nitrox to divers who are certified to use Nitrox by any reputable training agency such as TDI, ANDI, PADI or NAUI. In addition to the standard 32% (NNI) mix, the Nai’a system and its operators are also capable of providing specific mixes between 21%-100% by special request for recreational or rebreather diving. Nitrox (EAN) certification courses are also available on board, as is full dive equipment hire.
Photo/Video services: The Nai’a is an excellent choice for underwater photographers and videographers of all levels, and offers a full range of equipment hire for those who need it. Items available include digital camera & video, strobes, lenses, CD Roms, video lights and digital tape.
WiFi is not available on Nai’a. The boat is equipped with cell phones that work in limited areas during the cruise. There is also a satellite telephone that allows the crew to maintain contact at all times. There is a charge of USD 4.50 per minute to make or to receive satellite phone calls.
Nai’a is truly one of the world’s best dive boats with an excellent service. Divers who visit Fiji should, if possible, plan a cruise with Nai’a and combine it with staying in one of Fiji’s beautiful resorts.
Trip dates & Availability
Naia Lautoka Extras Payable Locally (as of August 2018)
|Nitrox fills (7 nights)||AUD||150||USD|
|Nitrox fills (10 nights)||AUD||210||USD|
|Dive equipment rental (BCD, reg, dive computer) 7 nights||AUD||180||USD|
|Dive equipment rental (BCD, reg, dive computer) 10 nights||AUD||255||USD|
|Fuel surcharge (subject to crude oil price) - to be advised 3 months prior to charter|
|Sanctuary & License Fees for Tonga to be advised|
|Special payment and cancellation terms apply for this operator.|
|Note: Celebrity hosted cruises may attract a surcharge|