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Kia - The Remote Island Paradise of the GSR

Kia – The Remote Island Paradise of the Great Sea Reef

10 – 14 April 2013 Kia Island  -16.226542,179.093231 It was a long 4 hour boat ride from Nukusa Village to Labasa Town where we stayed overnight before heading to Kia Island. We armed ourselves for the next stretch of island village living, quickly shopping for a million little things like Milo, laundry detergent, more mosquito repellent, […]

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Udu Point

Udu Point – Freediving the Great Sea Reef

7 – 9 April 2013 The first time we saw the village of Nukusa from the boat, I thought how wonderfully situated it was. It is not a beachside village like the usual but one that is about 10 metres elevated from the sea. And then on second thought, I looked at all our luggage […]

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Udu Point - First Sunday at the Farthest End of the Great Sea Reef

Udu Point – First Sunday at the Farthest End of the Great Sea Reef

7 April 2013 Nukusa Village  -16.18356,179.875503 Nukusa Village is the 4th to the last village from the tip of Vanua Levu. It is so remote that the villagers need to use up to 40 gallons of fuel for their fiberglass boat to get to the town of Labasa at Fiji$13/litre, spending more than F$400 one […]

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Village Life in Kavewa Island

Village Life in Kavewa Island

4 – 6 April 2013 Kavewa Island -16.185992,179.575626 We departed Mali Island soon after our last amazing crab lunch to make it to Kavewa Island with the incoming tide, so we could dock right in front of the village beach. When we reached Kavewa by mid afternoon, a welcome meke started as we reached the beach […]

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Diving the Great Sea Reef

Mali Island – Diving, Spearfishing and Sea Snakes

2 – 3 April 2013 Mali Island, Fiji –  16°19’60” S  179°21’0″ E We had a grand opportunity of checking out the Great Sea Reef underwater while in Mali Island. Our Ligaulevu Village host Leone Vokai operates a brand new dive shop called the Great Sea Reef Divers and he invited us to go diving with […]

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