The Best Snorkelling in Fiji & Watersports
Love snorkelling or want to try? Barefoot Manta Island Resort Fiji offers exceptional snorkelling accessible immediately off the beachfront. These pristine coal reefs are a labour of love, for over 10 years they have been nurtured and cared for by our in-house Marine Conservation Centre, the result, the best snorkelling in Fiji.
The Best Snorkelling in Fiji
Tabu - No Fishing Zone
A tabu (pronounced tambu) is the imposing of a no-fishing zone by indigenous Fijian landowners. The indigenous landowners of Drawaqa Island have declared the waters & reefs surrounding Barefoot Manta Island Resort Fiji 'tabu'.
The impact of a tabu is twofold, it creates a safe nursary for juvenile fish, fish stocks are easily replenished ensuring sustainable fishing for Yasawa island villages. The tabu also provides Barefoot Manta Island Resort Fiji houseguests with the best snorkelling in Fiji.
Our marine research has recorded 15 shark, 7 ray, over 300 fish and more than 60 coral species living in the surrounding waters & reefs of Barefoot Manta Island Resort Fiji. The snorkelling video on this page is the Barefoot Manta Island Resort Fiji reef.
Visit the Barefoot Manta Island Resort Fiji dive shop to collect your mask, snorkel and fins. Our friendly knowledgeable staff will provide advice and guidance on where to enter the water.
Prescription masks and children's snorkelling equipment are available so you experience the best snorkelling in Fiji. The use of snorkelling equipment is included throughout your stay.
Barefoot Manta Island Resort's in-house Marine Conservation Centre has discovered 15 new fish species to Fiji in it's reef, 5 of these being investigated as possible undiscovered new fish species.
Barefoot Manta Island Resort Fiji is surrounded by the Yasawas crystal clear warm waters, explore them on kayaks or standup paddleboards. Collect your paddles & lifejackets from the dive shop, use of kayaks and standup paddleboards is included during your stay.