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Snorkeling versus diving – which one’s right for you?

As Fiji is known as the soft coral capital of the world, it's hardly surprising so many of our guests take to the waters to explore the underwater paradise below the waves.

Here at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort, we offer opportunities for both snorkeling and diving, so you can make the most of these stunning surroundings.

But which one is right for you and your abilities? 

Dipping your toes in scuba diving

Scuba diving refers to underwater swimming using a self-contained breathing apparatus known as a scuba. Each diver carries their own tank of gas which allows them to stay underwater for longer periods without needing to come up for air.

A wetsuit and flippers are worn to give greater freedom of movement, while goggles and scuba equipment allow the diver to remain comfortable whilst swimming.

Whether you're a novice or an expert, we offer an incredible dive programme for all guests wanting to experience scuba diving in Fiji. All dives are conducted at the Namena Reserve  – a site considered one of the top 10 diving spots in the world! The reserve is home to 400 known corals, 1,000 species of invertebrates and 1,000 fish species! Here, divers can enjoy walls and pinnacle dives.

We offer certification courses for beginners through all levels, with a minimum age of 10 years required to join in.

Enjoy scuba diving at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort. Experience world-class diving at the Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort.

Superb snorkeling in Fiji

Snorkeling is an activity that involves swimming with a breathing tube (snorkel) and a diving mask. It allows people to swim along the surface of the water while looking at the colourful coral and marine life below. Unlike diving, a person cannot fully submerge their head underwater.

A person will wear flippers to help with movement through the water, however, a wetsuit isn't required, unless snorkeling in colder waters.

At our five star resort, guests don't need to undertake a course to get involved. Instead, with snorkel and flippers strapped on, people of all skill levels can snorkel in the shallows that surround the resort and enjoy the beauty below!

If both scuba diving and snorkeling sound like something you'd like to get involved with, there's no need to choose just one. Why not experience both? Our team of dive experts and in-house marine biologist can work with you to ensure you stay safe and happy whilst partaking in both activities.

Get in touch today to find out more about our scuba diving and snorkeling opportunities.


A chorus of acclaim with prestigious awards

Each recognition echoes the resort's unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility and authentic Fijian experiences.

Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji Awards


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