Ultimate Encounter: Snorkel with Sharks

Experience the ultimate adrenaline rush snorkelling with sharks on Fiji’s stunning Barefoot Kuata Island!

Nadi, Fiji
FromAUD $369
Single: AUD $452
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Highlights

  • Transfers on the Yasawa Flyer
  • 1-2 nights accommodation in a single/shared bure on Kuata Barefoot Island Resort
  • Water, tea and coffee
  • Fully guided shark encounter
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Safety briefing

What's excluded

  • Local village visit
  • Hilltop Hiking
  • Massage
  • Diving
  • Fully Licensed bar (no BYO permitted)
  • Guided kayaking trips
  • Meals are an additional cost (FJ$84 for travel before 1 April 2017)

WHAT TO EXPECT

Dive into the crystal clear waters of Fiji’s picture perfect Kuata Island for the ultimate shark encounter. A hidden gem in the breathtaking Yasawa Island Archipelago, this amazing 2-3 day adventure is the perfect way to experience Fiji’s incredible marine life and get away from it all. Relax on lush tropical beaches, explore the stunning jungle and enjoy a truly unforgettable experience getting up close and personal with one of mankind’s deadliest creatures!

 

This incredible 2-3 day package includes everything you need to kick back and relax in tropical paradise! Sleep under the stars in our charming rustic wooden bures, enjoy fresh and delicious meals made with locally sourced ingredients, swim in our beautiful pool and even go on a deep sea diving adventure with our on-site dive school!

 

Itinerary

Experience the ultimate shark encounter as we snorkel through the sparkling turquoise waters on the breathtakingly beautiful Kuata Island. Escape the tourist trail and enjoy a few days in this tiny tropical paradise in the heart of Fiji’s stunning Yasawa Islands. Our experienced guides have spent hundreds of hours getting to know our resident sharks and will be there every step of the way. Overcome your fears, take the plunge and join us on a truly unmissable underwater adventure.

 

These amazing packages include pick-up from your Nadi or Denarau accommodation and scenic high-speed transfers onboard our Yasawa Flyer. Sit back and relax as we cruise across the turquoise waters on our way to the picturesque Kuata Island. From the moment you dip your toes into our pure white sands you’ll feel relaxed and rejuvenated, blown away by Fiji’s famous hospitality and our amazing crew’s dedication to making you feel right at home here in our tropical paradise.

 

Settle into your 1-2 person rustic wooden bures, relax in a hammock in the shade of a towering coconut palm and take a cooling dip in the ocean or our beautiful blue pool. Snorkel amongst a myriad of colourful fishes, enjoy an optional deep-sea dive with our on-site dive centre and psyche yourself up for your adrenaline-fuelled shark encounter!

 

Take the plunge as we head out into the ocean, speeding through the water on our boat before diving into the shallow turquoise waters of our breathtaking reef, where we come face to face with the incredible Black Tip and White Tip Reef Sharks. Suitable for beginners and experts alike, this amazing snorkelling adventure is the perfect way to enjoy Fiji’s famous coral reefs and encounter one of mankind’s deadliest creatures. We provide expert guides, inclusive safety briefings and buoyancy aids for not-so-confident swimmers, as well as the option to watch from the boat if you don’t fancy the idea of diving under the waves. 

 

See up to six sharks as we snorkel through the water, exploring the colourful reef and watching the Reef Sharks from a distance. The inquisitive White Tips may come in for a closer look, but our professional and experienced guides will monitor their behaviour and ensure that your safety is paramount. On the unlikely occasion that you may not encounter any sharks, we will offer a complimentary snorkel cruise within 3 days of your original booking. If poor weather and sea conditions hamper our abilities to snorkel with the sharks, we will offer an incredible underwater snorkelling safari as an alternative adventure.

 

Enjoy the rest of your time here on breathtaking Kuata Experience basking in the sunshine, getting to know our amazing Fijian staff and visiting their local village on a nearby island, exploring the unique and unusual rock formations, kayaking through the ocean, jungle trekking and lazing about in a hammock with a fruity cocktail before this amazing adventure comes to an end with a complimentary transfer on the Yasawa Flyer back to Nadi or Denarau. 

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Yes. You’ll be provided with safety instruction from our experienced guides who’ve spent hundreds of hours getting to know our resident school of sharks. Our guides will be in the water with you the entire time and will closely monitor the sharks behaviour to ensure your safety.

 

There are two main species of sharks encountered, White Tip Reef Sharks and Black Tip Reef Sharks, both are common in the tropical warm waters of the South Pacific. Each species can grow to a length of just over 1.5 metres although under the water they appear 25% larger, a snorkelling face mask optical illusion. White Tips are the dominant species and are by nature an inquisitive shark not frightened to check you out. Their Black Tip relatives are by contrast timid and will shy away if they feel threatened.

 

Numbers vary but it is common to see up to six sharks.

 

Both Black Tip and White Tip Reef Sharks prefer shallower waters making snorkelling easy with good visibility. It’s even possible to see the sharks from our boat before entering the water. Water depth varies between 4 - 6 metres depending on the tide.

 

Buoyancy aids are available for less confident swimmers and because these sharks prefer shallow waters there’s no necessity to dive under the water to secure a thrilling view. Non-snorkellers can join the experience but sit out the snorkelling experience.

 

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Terms & Conditions:

As Sharks are wild animals we cannot guarantee sightings however we have a 95% + success rate of sighting sharks. In the event that you don’t see any sharks we are happy for you to return for a complimentary “Ultimate Encounter - Snorkel with Sharks” within 3 days of your original cruise. If poor weather and sea conditions result in the cancellation of the “Snorkelling With Sharks experience”, a substitute snorkelling safari will be provided.


Cancellation Policy:

Cancellation fees apply on the total package price:

  • less than 7 days notice - no refund
  • less than 14 days notice - 50% refund
  • less than one months notice - 75% refund


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