Scuba diving in Great White Wall
Great White Wall, situated in the Somosomo Strait (between Vanua Levu and Taveuni in Fiji), is typically a drift dive, rated as one of the best dive sites in the world. The dive begins at a tubular cave, around 15m/49ft deep, full of soft and hard corals, colorful sponges, gorgonian fans and schools of fish. Divers can swim through leads onto a vertical wall of pure white soft coral Dendronepthya. Between the white corals visitors can spot little splashes of orange, red and green, but the overall effect is of a beautiful white wall, stretching 60m/200ft long. Surface conditions can get rough, so the site is not recommended for beginners.
When to go
High diving season is from April to October. Water temperature varies between 24C/75F and 30C/86F throughout the year.
What to see
There is a variety of pelagic fish, including schooling gray reef sharks, barracuda, jacks, dogtooth tuna, Spanish mackerel, manta rays and lots of other reef fish.