Based on a proven hull design by NAIAD Designs from New Zealand, the boat was further developed by Bluewatercraft in Navua, Fiji Islands to allow a dry, safe ride, while allowing easy access to the water from the back twin dive platforms.
In keeping with Matava’s policy of ‘buying Fiji’ and supporting local community capacity building, Mad Fish Dive Centre made the decision to build the vessel in country. This has allowed many of the tradesmen in the boat building industry once more gain advanced technological skills required to build a high end alloy vessel.
DIVE ME is fitted with the newest state-of-the-art twin 4 stroke SUZUKI 140hp Outboard Engines. 4-strokes are the cleanest outboard engines currently available. Suzuki 4-stroke outboards are noted for the low fuel consumption, low exhaust emission, low noise and outstanding reliability. When compared to conventional 2-stroke engines, 4 strokes:
- Improve fuel efficiency (25-45 percent).
- Reduce hydrocarbon emissions by 75-90 percent.
- Reduce smoke smell.
- Are quieter.
Dive me heads out each morning after breakfast and does two dives on the Great Astrolabe Barrier reef with a one hour surface interval for tea, coffee and freshly baked cookies. She then returns to the Resort for lunch. We offer additional afternoon dives as well as a Night Dive on request.
In addition we offer a 3-tank boat dive trip to the Northern Astrolabe Reefs north of Ono and as far as Solo Atoll. This will be combined with a BBQ lunch on the beach cooked by our very own Resort kitchen chef before your 3rd dive!
Matava – Fiji’s Premier Eco-Adventure Resort Mr Akhtar finished by saying “We would like to thank all friends and clients of Matava and Mad Fish Dive Centre past and present who have contributed to the success of our dive resort and we look forward to exciting times ahead diving the Great Astrolabe Reef from DIVE ME.”
|Engine||Twin 4 stroke SUZUKI 140hp Outboard Engines|
|Top Speed||30 knots|
|Cruise Speed||22 knots|
|# Divers||16 max, normal 12|
|# Dive Staff||2 +1|
|# Scuba Tanks||40|