Scuba Diving Rainbow’s End in the Rainbow Reef in Fiji
Rainbow’s End is a wonderful example of everything that the Rainbow Reef in Fiji has to offer. With flourishing soft corals and thousands of reef fish, it certainly is a colorful experience.
To begin, you’ll descend to around 15 meters or 50 feet. Your dive profile will depend on the direction and strength of the current, but your entire dive will be between 8 and 24 meters or 25 and 75 feet, since Rainbow’s End is a sloping reef.
Throughout your dive, you’ll have plenty of time to see and examine the many species, large and small, that live in the Rainbow Reef in the Somosomo Strait between Taveuni island and Vanua Levu island.
You’ll drift past hard corals with Christmas tree worms and clams, as well as many colorful soft corals. There are many individual fish around, rather than schools of one type of fish, and predators can be seen circling the reef. This is a great place to take a reef identification card and see how many different species you can find!
When to go:
This dive is available almost all year round, though November through April is “Cyclone season,” so look at the weather before you go.
20-40 meters/70-130 feet most of the year
23°C/75°F in winter
30°C/86°F in summer
Species you’ll see:
Staghorn branching coral
Fiji clown fish
White tip reef shark
Blue sea star
Pin cushion sea star
Feather sea star
Christmas tree worm
Black tip reef shark