The waters around Mantaray Island Resort are an internationally recognized refuge for Manta Rays. With or without these creatures present, the diving is outstanding all year round and shouldn't be missed! But, each year between May and October the waters are blessed with the elegance of the Pacific Manta Ray. So if you do have the freedom to plan, then hit their season!
As many as thirteen manta rays have been recorded in front of the resort at one time. Daily snorkeling trips allow visitors to experience these magnificent creatures up close as they glide majestically through the nutrient rich channel just around the corner. This strait can't be dived, but the reefs just outside sports over 25 dive sites, and they certainly can. In these Pacific waters you will find sublime visibility and an extremely colorful marine life hanging out on healthy reefs. The house reef just in front of the beach is a perfect example of the wealth in this area.
Located in the Fiji Islands premier destination, the Yasawa Islands, Mantaray Island Resort sums up the perfect Fijian holiday. Boasting idyllic white sand tropical beaches, vibrant coral reefs, a marine reserve teeming with life, fantastic cuisine, refreshing cocktails, chilled out tunes and a close affiliation with the local village, this island offers the complete Fiji Experience.
The SSI Open Water Diver course is one of the most popular diving certificate worldwide. After completing this 3-4 day course you are certified to dive to 18m independently with a buddy. The course consists of five modules of learning. You study via self-study workbook and complete a knowledge review. This process is assisted by videos accompanying each chapter to reinforce what you have learned. The instructor reviews everything with you to ensure that everything are confidently understood. The practical learning consists of pool sessions and four open water dives. Dive one and two are conducted at a depth of max 12m and dive three and four are conducted at max 18m. The final stage of the SSI Open Water course is an exam, which is a multiple choice exam covering all that you have learnt. Remember that the course is performance based and not time based. The course generally takes 3 to 4 days, with the theoretical, the pool and the open water part successfully passed.
The SSI Open Water Course is performance based. That means you have to understand and pass the theory and perform the in-water skills correctly and with ease. Therefore, the itinerary can vary slightly from course to course. The course will take 3 to 4 days depending on the students enrolled.
NO accommodation is included in this package.