If variety is the spice of life, then Fiji is diving's red hot chilli pepper. Trying to sum up the special appeal of these waters is like packing a bag for an epic journey through four seasons - or editing years of underwater video into just 30 minutes of tape! There is simply no way to fit everything in.

But to dive Fiji is to indulge in much more than the planets prettiest soft coral and reef fish scenery. The nations 300 plus islands and atolls are entwined in a complex system of barrier reefs so vast that an entire lifetime would not be enough to see them all. With about 1000 species of fish, several hundred types of corals and sponges an infinite array of crustaceans, molluscs, anemones, worms and other invertebrates (plus new animals still being discovered by divers and described by scientists) the shallow coral garden and the deep sloping shelf can reveal something different on every single dive.