Custom built Dive Boats

Matava has 2 custom built dive boats designed for navigating Kadavu island’s complex lagoons and Great Astrolabe Barrier Reef.

They will whisk you in comfort to your day’s dive sites and provide a practical and safe dive platform.

Enjoy the ride !

Dive Me

Dive Me, custom built dive vessel on Kadavu

Dive Me, custom built dive vessel on Kadavu

This new boat is completely innovative and new to the scuba diving industry in Kadavu, and indeed the Fiji Islands. This dive boat has room for 12 divers on a 2-tank dive as well as 2 PADI Divemasters and a captain.

It has everything on board that a diver needs like rinse buckets, a camera table, a shaded area, and easy entry twin platforms for both going in and coming out of the water.

With this new boat Mad Fish Dive Centre @ Matava will be the first and only resort on Kadavu that is able to dive the entire length of the Great Astrolabe Reef. This opens up never before dived areas and dive sites. We are excited about diving never before seen reefs and offshore pinnacles in the coming years!

In addition we are offer a 3-tank boat dive trip to the Northern Astrolabe Reefs north of Ono and as far as Solo Atoll. This combines with a BBQ lunch on the beach cooked by our very own chef before your 3rd dive!

DIVE ME was custom designed for the specific diving done in Kadavu. 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.

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.

Name DIVE ME
Length 23ft / 7m
Engine Twin 4 stroke SUZUKI 140hp Outboard Engines
Top Speed 30 knots
Cruise Speed 22 knots
Range 60 n.m.
# Divers 16 max, normal 12
# Dive Staff 2 +1
# Scuba Tanks 40
Year Built 2009
Below Me, our custom built dive vessel on Kadavu

Below Me, our custom built dive vessel on Kadavu

Below Me

Dive Me’s newest sister ship, Below Me was commissioned in 2011 and is used for smaller exclusive dive groups or complimenting our larger vessel when we have large numbers of divers and wish to simultaneously dive multiple sites.

Name BELOW ME
Length 23ft / 7m
Engine 4 stroke SUZUKI 140hp Outboard Engines
Top Speed 25 knots
Cruise Speed 20 knots
Range 60 n.m.
# Divers 10 max, normal 8
# Dive Staff 2 +1
# Scuba Tanks 24
Year Built 2011

 

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Click here for more info on our Scuba Dive Kadavu Package

Come and dive the best of Kadavu with Mad Fish Dive Centre on this awesome 7 night/5 days scuba diving package and stay at Matava – Fiji’s Premier Eco Adventure Resort directly on the Great Astrolabe Reef.

Price F$2,930 per person