Mad Fish Dive Centre is Matava’s on site PADI 5 Star Dive Centre. We dive the The Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef extensively and cater for all levels of diver from beginner to experienced. Mad Fish Dive Centre will take you to sites varying in depths, currents and visibility ranging from 20 – 100m where you can expect a kaleidoscope of colourful corals and wonderful marine life – we can assure you that you won’t be disappointed.
The crew at Mad Fish Dive Centre are a dedicated team of professionals who look forward to guiding you through some of the best dive sites in the world. As the only dive operation located directly on the world famous The Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef we will zip you within minutes to the abundant coral dive sites of the 4th largest barrier reef in the world.
Combined with simple access to The Manta Dive, Fiji’s only year round manta dive site, Mad Fish Dive Centre truly offers divers easy and comfortable access to some of the best diving Fiji can offer.
With a fully stocked dive centre and access to some of the best scuba diving in the world on the Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef, Mad Fish Dive Centre is the prime diving operation on Kadavu Island.
The Great Astrolabe Reef is the world’s fourth largest barrier reef and is Fiji’s largest living organism. It extends along the entire southern side of Kadavu and stretches for over 120km. It is rated as one of the world’s premier diving locations offering a great diversity and spectacle in coral structures and marine life.
The reef adopted its name in 1827 following French explorer Dumont d’Urville‘s collision with the reef in his vessel “The Astrolabe”.
We dive the reef extensively and escort you through the wonders of this hidden paradise. We cater for all levels of diver from beginner to experienced and take you to sites varying in depths, currents and visibility ranging from 20 – 100 m! You can expect a kaleidoscope of colourful corals and wonderful marine life – we can assure you that you won’t be disappointed.
“…when I am diving in a place such as the Astrolabe, where the sun sets over a low
lying palm silhouetted island, I sense that I am apart from the modern world not only in space but in time as well.”
Carl Roesslar, Coral Kingdoms
Spectacular Dive Sites
Exclusive diving on virgin reefs awaits those who dive with Mad Fish Dive Centre at Matava – Fiji’s Premier Eco Adventure Resort .
We have over 20 world-class sites offering enormous variety for divers of all levels within a 5-minute to half hour boat ride.
Never dived before?
Try diving by participating in a ‘Discover Scuba’, take a fully certified PADI open water diver course or further your qualifications with an advanced, rescue, or divemaster course.
All courses are conducted by our fully qualified PADI instructors.
Hiring Dive Gear
We have a limited range of dive gear available for hire including Mares and Scuba-Pro BCDs, regulators and wetsuits as well as masks, fins and dive computers however most of our diving guests bring their own personal gear. If you do wish to hire gear, please book this in advance.