Finished our reprovisioning, got an extension to our visa for Fiji (we’re now good for six months ending 12/1/13) and left. We’re now just six miles around the coast, anchored at Cousteau Resort. Yes, we have the same fantastic view that the folks paying $1000/ night are getting. We can even hear the live music at the resort.
We decided we would stay here because Kathy at Waitui Marina helped arrange for us to go with the Cousteau Dive boat to Namena Reef. We were going to sail the twenty miles there, but then we couldn’t dive, only snorkel, and everyone has been telling us it’s not a fun anchorage. Very rolly. So, the plan is to take the dive boat and then come back to this lovely spot. We may even stay here a couple days.
By the way–anyone coming to Savusavu by boat should stay on the Waitui Moorings. They are just so nice and helpful and Kathy is awesome! Call channel 16 as you get to the river. They will send a boat to show you to a mooring.
So, 6:30 AM tomorrow we dinghy 100 meters to the resort and get our gear. Cross fingers for great dive conditions out at the reef- which is a 20 mile ride out. Stay tuned for the report.