Scuba Diving at Matamanoa

Nestled in the Mamanuca Island group, Matamanoa is situated in a marine sanctuary and surrounded by coral reefs that are home to some of the most breath-taking biodiversity, including spectacular table corals, enourmous gorgonian fans, turtles, reef sharks and multi-hued reef fish of every shape and size.

Deep Blue Diving & Water Sports, a PADI 5 Star operator based on Matamanoa, offer a range of high quality diving from over 30 dive sites within the Mamanuca Islands; experience shallow reefs, pinnacles, wrecks, shark encounters to walls and drop-offs. Deep Blue’s experienced instructors are on hand to offer you a gentle introduction to scuba diving or to develop your existing skills.

Dive sites range from 9 to 30 meters in depth, most dives are around 18 meters with shallower depths for repetitive dives. Visibility is generally between 20 and 40 meters and water temperature ranges from 26 Celsius in winter (July/August) to 31 Celsius in summer (Jan/Feb).

Deep Blue Diving & Water Sports – Matamanoa has a good range of modern rental equipment. We insist that all divers use safe, fully serviced equipment

Discover Scuba

Padi Discover Scuba Diving – An introductory dive experience, including basic theory, pool session and a shallow dive (12m) along our stunning house reef. An opportunity to try scuba diving at your own pace, with an experienced instructor and in a spectacular tropical setting. (3 to 4 hours)

Dive Courses

PADI Open Water Diver -The PADI Open Water Diver course will certify you as a PADI diver, enabling you to dive anywhere in the world. The course includes pool training sessions, academic modules and 4 open water dives on some of our beautiful coral reefs, often with an instructor all to yourself. There truly isn’t any better place to learn! (3 days)

PADI Advanced Open Water – This course is designed to improve dive skills, to make divers feel more comfortable and knowledgeable in the water. The course consists of 5 open water training dives. (3 days)

Deep Blue Diving & Water Sports also offer PADI Rescue, PADI Dive Master and a range of PADI speciality courses including: underwater photography, underwater Naturalist, AWARE Fish Identification. Please contact Deep Blue Diving & Water Sports at if you require any further information.

Now you can do your theory online here – PADI eLearning allows you to begin your dive education at your convenience, on the internet, and finish your training in the water with a Deep Blue Diving & Water Sport’s PADI Professional. With PADI eLearning, you complete the knowledge development (classroom) portion of the most popular courses at your own pace – studying anytime and anywhere you have a high-speed internet connection. Completing the theory component prior to arriving at Matamanoa Island allows you to enjoy more of your Fiji vacation relaxing; eLearning is a good choice!

Dive Sites

Fiji is fast becoming the diving capital of the Pacific and the advantage of diving with Deep Blue Diving & Water Sports is our proximity to some world class sites. Some of our particular favourites include:

Supermarket – World famous ‘Shark Encounter’ dive. This site has been featured in most leading dive magazines.

Gotham City – Batman doesn’t visit, but bat fish do guard this site which is a soft coral delight featuring all the colours of the rainbow.

Bird Rock Wall – Only a 2 minute boat ride from the dive centre, this stunningly encrusted wall offers up a kaleidoscope of colours and reef dwellers of every shape and size.

Sunset & Lover’s Bay – Matamanoa’s infamous house reef, a marine protected area, boasts spectacular hard corals and a myriad of colourful marine critters. Ideal for photographers, beginners and night diving.

All dives are guided by fully trained PADI Dive Masters and Instructors.