Savusavu Tourism Association: Special offers August / September

This is one of our occasional updates to tourism industry stakeholders on what we are doing to promote Savusavu to the local market.

Ocean Ventures Fiji

7-10 August South Pacific Coral Reef Ecology Course

Enrich your diving/snorkeling experience by joining PADI Instructors Matthew & Sara from Ocean Ventures Fiji in stunning Natewa Bay. Designed to compliment their new online course, they are offering one day in-water sessions by diving or snorkelling to help you identify common fish families and marine invertebrates.

Price options:

2-tank dive package – $220FJD

2-tank dive package + PADI South Pacific Coral Reef Ecology Certification (eLearning) – $450FJD

Snorkel package – $100FJD pp

Online Course – $50USD (

*Dive trips run with a minimum of 2 people; snorkel trips run with a minimum of 4 people. Contact for booking. Includes equipment and light refreshments.


Tavola Villa

AUG 12 – 14 / Sept 23 – 25: Stillness Retreat

August 12 – 14, Stillness Retreat and Perseids Meteor Shower. Option to extend for weekend with special savings.

September 23 – 25, Stillness Retreat and Vernal Equinox. Option to extend for weekend with special savings.


A stroke of luck! Our Lucky Superpower Stillness Retreat usually lasts a week, but we’ve designed a two-day getaway for locals. We think of luck as being random, or “just happening” to us. But did you know you can train yourself to be lucky? What could be more fun than that?

Stillness is hosted at Tavola Villa, a 5-star “opulently minimalist” boutique hotel located on Savusavu Bay. Join us for the spectacular Perseids Meteor Shower August 12 – 14, or the Vernal Equinox September 23 – 25. Start counting your lucky stars, because some people have all the luck … and you’re soon to be one of them!

The Stillness Retreat experience is described here!


JeanMichel Cousteau Dive

August 15 – 16: 4+ group offer: $118 a dive (min 2)
4+ group offer: $118 a dive (min 2)

The Jean Michel Cousteau Diving operation in Savusavu has been celebrating the glories of the ocean for over 20 years. It was Jean Michel who first described Fiji as the soft coral capital of the world, a title that has been enthusiastically embraced by Fiji divers. “All our staff are locals from Savusavu, and they have grown up diving these waters,” says Frazer. “They know where and when to find the best marine life. We’ve got a map of our dive sites up on our website – but there are a whole lot more that we keep to ourselves so we can just show our guests. And every so often we find a new site and quietly mark it up.”

Two tank dive rates (F$ per person):
1 person: $295
2 people: $250
4 people: $236
6 people: $222
8 people: $207

Full Open Water course $985 per person: group discounts apply

2 people $837 per person

4 people $788 per person

6 people $738 per person

8 people $689 per person.

All gear will be included.



August 29: Chocolate Fiesta

A celebration of all things chocolate at KokoMana, Savusavu’s cocoa farm and chocolate factory. The day will include displays and demonstrations, chocolate tastings, and a focus on cooking with chocolate – sharing recipes and samples (choc chip cookies, chocolate olive oil cake, chocolate fudge, chocolate sorbet and more!). We’ll also be running our signature ‘tree-to-bar’ tours on Friday and Sunday, if you’re here for the weekend.

$15 entry, redeemable against any purchase. Call or e-mail to book: 2989426,

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Liquidstate Freediving

September 1: discover freediving

Come with a friend, and get an amazing rate of $150. (Individual introductions are $200).

Includes all equipment and transfers.

The introduction takes about three hours of a morning and involves a dry relaxation – breathing and equalisation session. Most of the time will be spent in the water to get you comfortable, slipping effortlessly under the surface and enjoying the sensations that come with freediving.

We at LIQUIDSTATE FREEDIVING in Fiji are driven by the passion for freediving and want to share that passion with you.

Daku Resort

September 3 – 8: Painting: an easy introduction

Hosted at Daku Resort, the course offers a series of classes with local artist Katrina Brown, whose relaxed and inclusive style makes her a delight to learn with. Katrina  is almost entirely self taught:

“In many ways, that’s a help to teaching because I know exactly what I would have likes to have known when I was developing my skills,” she says. “There are basic techniques that can be taught – just like maths. There’s an approach that is a skill.”

During the course she will cover:

  • Basic drawing skills /Perspective / Shading / Use and mixing of colour / How to look at a subject / Detail / Techniques for painting landscapes

Rates: (includes accommodation, meals, course fees and materials):
Twin shared bure $820
Single bure $1170

Source: Savusavu Tourism Association news 01 August 2020

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