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Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat

Resort FAQ's

Not included in the Packaging or Pricing are your flights from home, Nadi or Suva or any ferry transportation. We can assist you with this if you wish and provide helpful information.

What is the time zone at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat?
What is the time zone at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat?
GMT UTC + 12 hours
DBDR is one extra hour ahead as we made our own time zone:-)

Fees, Prices and Currency
All prices and rates listed on this website are in Fijian Dollars and include all Fijian fees and taxes, are correct at time of print and are subject to change. Package prices are per person. A4.0% fee applies to all transactions paid by credit cards.

Meal Plan
The meal package is not compulsory we also have a small a la carte menu. However, there are no guest cooking facilities or refrigerators! Rates are correct at time of print and are subject to change.
Light Meal Plan: tropical breakfast, 1 course lunch, 1 course dinner
Full Meal Plan: full breakfast, 2 course lunch, 3 course dinner

All boat travel and transfers are subject to sea and weather conditions. Dolphin Bay Divers Resort shall be the sole judge of when our vessels should not operate under certain conditions as the safety of our guests and our staff is our foremost concern.

All transfer rates are per person and one way
Taveuni Airport - DBDR - F$65.00
Taveuni Wharf - Lesuma (Waiyevo) Landing to DBDR - F$40.00
Taveuni Wharf - DBDR F$ 45.00
Natuvu Mission - DBDR - F$65.00
Labasa Airport - Natuvu Mission (taxi) F$250.00
Savusavu Airport - Natuvu Mission (taxi) F$130.00
Please note: from Labasa and Savusavu you may have to spend the night in Savusavu if you are on a pm flight. PLEASE get in touch with us BEFORE you book you flight!

Travel Insurances
There are limited medical facilities in Taveuni so if any medical problem arises you may need to return to Nadi or Suva or decide to fly home.

Sea conditions and sometimes extreme weather can prevent travel on your booked dates. We therefore highly recommend you have a valid travel insurance policy to cover the cost of any accident or medical emergency or/and to protect your holiday payments in the unlikely event of any travel cancellation during your vacation.

Booking, Payment and Cancellation
A 50% deposit is required upon booking. The balance is due 30 days before check in. This is NOT refundable, however you can transfer or use it within 2 years. We are happy to work with you on any changes you may need to make.

Visa Requirements
It is the responsibility of all guests to ensure that they have the valid Fiji visa requirements.

When another company or persons operates the tour, activity or excursions, or shore transfers Dolphin Bay Divers Resort is only acting as the sales Agent. Responsibility for the operation and liability for any mishap lies with those operators solely and not with Dolphin Bay Divers Resort. Dolphin Bay Divers Resort is not responsible for missed flights or Ferry sailings or any associated expenses due to late arrival. Dolphin Bay Divers Resort is not responsible for booking refunds due to aircraft and sailing vessel delays.

Service Charge
Fiji does not include any tipping fees therefore any tipping is at your discretion. Our staff has an account and they share all tips equally.

Smoking Policy
All guest rooms are non-smoking. You are subject to a $150 daily cleaning fee if smoking occurs in your room.

Diving FAQ's

Bringing your own gear/camera
You are most welcome to bring your own dive gear, keeping in mind that domestic flights impose a 15kg checked luggage limit and we will be happy to take good care of your dive gear after your dives.

However, our rental equipment is in tip-top condition. We rent Mares brand for BCD and regulator and wetsuit.
All our regulators come with a depth and pressure gauge, all BCDs have a signal device.

Our dive tanks are aluminum 80/11l and the valves are both DIN and INT/YOKE.

We recommend diving with a 3mm (1/4") full-body suit but it remains your choice and what you are used to diving with. We wish you to be warm and comfortable to enjoy your dives.

A fresh water bucket is on board the boat to keep your camera.

How do you handle decompression emergencies?
The nearest hyperbaric chamber is in Suva so we rather dive conservatively to keep our dives to a maximum of 50 minutes.
However, if any medical emergencies should arise, it is standard procedure to transport guests to Taveuni Hospital for evaluation and subsequent treatment course.
If indeed evacuation to the hyperbaric chamber is required, Fiji has medivac services.
While we carry a good stock of medical gear and medication at Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat, should that not be enough, Taveuni island hospital is sufficiently equipped for most general treatments.

Do I need to bring along my dive certification card (c card)?
Yes, if you want to dive. That said we of course can help you locate your certification number from your agency (PADI & SSI) should that be necessary.

Do you allow spearfishing?
No. We encourage all our guests to respect the marine environment, leaving it untouched so others may enjoy in the future.

Do you offer night diving?
Yes. Most certainly we do. Every day the "pool” is open (the ocean that is) for shore based night diving.

How long are the scheduled boat dives?
This region is blessed with abundant marine life and dive sites that have both deep and shallow areas. However, due to the strength of the currents in the Rainbow Reef all of our dives are guided and as we previously stated, we rather keep our dives at a conservative 50minute limit. We dive 2 tanks at 8am & we are back in time for lunch. A 3rd tank option is available but please let us know what your needs are and we will do our best to make it happen.

Shore dives are limited to your air consumption.

Any other questions? Please just ask.


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