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Fiji Shark Behavior & Conservation 

Shark Behavior and Conservation


Fiji has some of the friendliest people in the world. It also has the friendliest sharks in the world. Contrary to myth, sharks are actually gentle and beautiful creatures. Nothing compares to seeing bulls, tigers and lemons in their natural habitats. This is exactly what you'll do in Pacific Harbour, on Viti Levu — home base for this hands-on dive and research experience. Viti Levu is Fiji’s largest island.

Pacific Harbour faces out into the Beqa Lagoon and Beqa Island (pronounced “Benga”). At Beqa, all of your roads lead to shark exploration. Beqa Adventure Divers takes you to the Shark Reef Marine Reserve, a patch reef near the Beqa Passage, where multiple shark species gather. Here, it’s not a question of if you’ll see sharks, but rather, how many. Beqa is also home to the Rukua village, where villagers are ready to welcome you to their home. This traditional village is just a short boat ride from Pacific Harbour, yet miles from modern day Fiji.

“Matt's been ‘round the world with Broadreach. Each trip, from the Red Sea to Fiji, has been challenging and fun!” — Susan Coote, Wayne, Pennsylvania

Return to the Shark Reserve for further hands-on exploration. By now, you can clearly distinguish shark groupings and have a clear understanding of how sharks fit into Fijian culture. Lastly, head to the Luva River in Viti Levu’s Namosi Valley. Sink your paddle into its world-class rapids.

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Pacific Harbour, Fiji

Do get in the water. Fiji is the ultimate place to push your shark exploration to the limit.

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In this 500 year old traditional Fijian Village, enjoy authentic Fijian food, dances and meet with the village chief.

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