Dive sites in the area of Tagaqe:
Currents push through and around a series of underwater ridges pushing out towards the deep, crowned with coral and fringed with large gorgonian fans. Between these lie deep submerged valleys. The topography on its own is impressive, but this site is at its best when the currents are flowing and the big fishes come out to play. As you descend, barracuda schools appear from the blue, wrapping around divers until we almost disappear inside the vortex. Deeper down, we hover over the top of fan covered bommies, often causing turtles to swim grumpily off, and watch as grey reef sharks circle elegantly around. This is also probably our best site to see a Silvertip, a truly beautiful shark that appears, swooping in with the silver edges on its fins glowing.
The dive moves across the valleys from ridge to ridge, before moving up to the main reef to do a safety stop on a sloping reef covered in beautiful hard corals typical of diving in Fiji.
Perfect for beginners, great for the experienced diver, Stingray includes what must be one of the shortest boat rides to a dive site anywhere in the world – under 20 seconds at low tide! (High tide does add an exhausting 15 second extension to the trip).
Starting very shallow, there is a resident school of barracuda in the bay, so many lion fish spotting and stalking their prey that after a while you can start ignoring them and concentrate more on the snapper, trevally, angels, butterflies, goat fish, flash coral and white tips.