Diving Yasawa Islands
Vertical Blue Diving - North Yasawa
From their beachside base, at the Blue Lagoon Resort, our selected diving partner - Vertical Blue Diving - is perfectly located for access to some of Yasawa’s most beautiful dives sites. Vertical Blue Diving offers daily diving trips and a full range of diving courses from Scuba Diving up to Dive Master Courses as well as boat excursions. Their dive sites vary wildly in style, a majority being spectacular Fringing reef style sites, but others being geographical wonders, extreme depths or very specific features. Click here to view all Vertical Blue Diving special offers and discounts, exclusively available when you book a fast ferry ticket with Fijibookings.com
Vertical Blue Dive Sites
The Vertical Blue Wreck dive site is in very shallow warters (around 11m), so anyone can access it. The wreck is a very old coal transport vessel that struck the very outer reef over 100 years ago. Now all that is left is the engine block, and some roof structures. Scattered around the area you will also find the anchors, chain and some other brass objects like port holes.
The Shark Dive is a lesser known dive. Only Advanced Certified or higher divers are allowed to participate in this dive as this particular site reaches a maximum of 26-27 meters and requires experienced divers due to the nature of the dive. The sharks are not fed during the dive, so it is a very 'natural experience' seeing the sharks in their normal habitat, displaying casual behavior. Sharks that are seen regularly at The Chapel include Bull sharks, Sickle-Fin Lemon Sharks, Grey Reef Sharks, Black Tip Reef Sharks and White Tip Reef Shark.
The depth of The Maze is between 5m and 26m, though the main part of this dive site sits between 16m and 18m. Therefore, the dive site is great for Open Water Divers, with decent buoyancy, and above. Advanced and higher divers being able to utilize a larger area of the site. The Divemaster will always check the comfortability and experience of the group before entering any 'overhead' areas. There is nothing more magical than looking up though the rock structure to see sunlight streaming though the naturally carved labyrinth, the harshness of the structure contrasts beautifully with the softness of the clear gin-coloured water.
The 'Thumb' itself is about 10 meters across and extends down to a maximum of 18-19 meters at the bottom. The sides of the structure are dripping with soft corals, sponges and sea-fans and home to many Flat Worms and Nudibranch. This Dive Site is suitable for any certification level though can be quite restricting for non-certified divers (DSds), as they would not be able to utilize the whole site, but can still enjoy the colours and marine life in the shallow part of the 'Thumb'.