Scuba diving in Carpet Cave
Carpet Cove is located in Beqa Lagoon. It has two distinctive features, a shipwreck and a reef wall, and divers can choose where to start their dives. The shipwreck is a Japanese fishing boat that was intentionally sunk in 1994. The wreck is located at 30m/98ft deep and is covered with fans, sponges, and hard and soft corals.
When to go
Beqa Island, Fiji has a tropical climate with an average temperature of 28C/84F in winter (June to October), which is the coldest and driest time to travel to Beqa Island. The average temperature from November to May is 35C/95F, and there are strong winds and heavy rains during this time. The average water temperature is 25C/77F.
What to see
There is a large variety of marine species that can be seen in the wrecks and along the reef wall while diving at Carpet Cave. Divers can observe blue ribbon eels, red and black anemonefish, wrasses, scorpion leaf fish, batfish, dartfish, turtles, and octopi around the reef and wreck, as well as a school of barracudas.