Sport Diving Magazine

A great article by Biologist Richard Smith after his recent visit to Matava Resort to dive the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef.

Click here to download the article  Fijian Frontiers

Coral Reef Preservation

CORAL IS ALIVE AND GROWING:
Please do not touch or walk on living coral.

Not everyone realises that coral reefs are made up of tiny animals less than one centimetre tall. The “stone” that you see is the outer skeleton of these tiny animals, which are retracted into the reef during the day. The outer, coloured layer of coral is the living area. Any broken grey area is no longer alive.More info here…

Tips For Photographing Manta Rays

Some tips from our resident manta photographer Richard…More info here…

Fish Feeding – why we don’t

  • When they are fed regularly, fish start to behave unnaturally, like trained animals in a circus. In areas where fish are not fed, there are still plenty to be seen, and they can be watched going about their normal fascinating daily routines.More info here…

Fiji Marine Biology Guide

For the same reasons there is an abundance of giant anemones in the area, each with its complement of anemone fish vigorously defending their territory. The passing diver and snorkeller is often quite astounded to have a fin or even a mask, nipped at by one of these tiny fish, who are not intimidated by the size of divers who are too close to their home!More info here…