Scuba Diving at Matamanoa Island Resort

Fish on Matamanoa Reef

Explore and discover Fiji’s glorious reefs

Nestled in the Mamanuca Island group, Matamanoa is situated in a marine sanctuary and surrounded by coral reefs that are home to some of the most breath-taking biodiversity, including spectacular table corals, enourmous gorgonian fans, turtles, reef sharks and multi-hued reef fish of every shape and size.

Deep Blue Diving & Watersports at Matamanoa

Learn to dive in Fiji’s warm waters amidst teeming coral reefs

Deep Blue Diving & Water Sports, operating on Matamanoa, offer a range of high quality diving from over 30 dive sites within the Mamanuca Islands; experience shallow reefs, pinnacles, wrecks, shark encounters to walls and drop-offs! Deep Blue's experienced instructors are on hand to offer you a gentle introduction to scuba diving or to develop your existing skills.

• PADI 5 star dive centre;
• Professionally serviced dive equipment;
• Professional Instruction;
• Learn how to dive at our PADI Dive School.

Diving Matamanoa

Introductory Dive Experience
Padi Discover Scuba Diving

An introductory dive experience, including basic theory, pool session and a shallow dive (12m) along our stunning house reef. An opportunity to try scuba diving at your own pace, with an experienced instructor and in a spectacular tropical setting. (3 to 4 hours)

Dive Courses

Learn to Dive on Matamanoa

PADI Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water Diver course will certify you as a PADI diver, enabling you to dive anywhere in the world. The course includes pool training sessions, academic modules and 4 open water dives on some of our beautiful coral reefs, often with an instructor all to yourself. There truly isn't any better place to learn! (3 days)

PADI Advanced Open Water

This course is designed to improve dive skills to make divers feel more comfortable and knowledgeable in the water. The programme consists of 5 open water training dives. (3 days)

Deep Blue Diving & Water Sports - Matamanoa also offers the PADI Rescue and PADI Dive Master courses and a range of PADI speciality courses including underwater photography, underwater Naturalist, AWARE Fish Identification amongst others. Please contact us if you require any further information on

Padi E-Learning on Matamanoa

Now you can do your theory online here

PADI eLearning allows you to begin your dive education at your convenience, on the internet, and finish your training in the water with a Deep Blue Diving & Water Sport's PADI Professional. With PADI eLearning, you complete the knowledge development (classroom) portion of the most popular courses at your own pace – studying anytime and anywhere you have a high-speed internet connection. Completing the theory component prior to arriving at Matamanoa Island allows you to enjoy more of your Fiji vacation relaxing; eLearning is a good choice!

Dive Sites

Fish on Matamanoa Reef

Our sites range from 9 to 30 metres in depth, although most dives are around 18 metres with shallower depths for repetitive dives. Visibility is generally between 20 and 40 metres and water temperature ranges from 26 Celsius in winter (July/August) to 31 Celsius in summer (Jan/Feb).

Deep Blue Diving & Water Sports – Matamanoa has a good range of modern rental equipment. We insist that all divers use safe, fully serviced equipment.

Fiji is fast becoming the diving capital of the Pacific and the advantage of diving with Deep Blue Diving & Water Sports is our proximity to some world class sites. Some of our particular favourites include:

Supermarket – World famous ‘Shark Encounter’ dive. This site has been featured in most leading dive magazines.

Gotham City – Batman doesn’t visit, but bat fish do guard this site which is a soft coral delight featuring all the colours of the rainbow.

Bird Rock Wall – Only a 2 minute boat ride from the dive centre, this stunningly encrusted wall offers up a kaleidoscope of colours and reef dwellers of every shape and size.

Sunset & Lover’s Bay – Matamanoa’s infamous house reef, a marine protected area, boasts spectacular hard corals and a myriad of colourful marine critters. Ideal for photographers, beginners and night diving.

All dives are guided by fully trained PADI Dive Masters and Instructors.