Oh yes, oh yes, oh yes! I love remote islands with white sand and turquoise water. And who doesn't?

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This time I tried a cruise from Denarau port straight to a tiny atoll located in 40 minutes from Nadi via yacht - the Tivua island.

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Held by Captain Cook Cruises, this journey was extremely nice: welcome tea/coffee, cultural entertainments including kava ceremony and live Fijian music.

Remote islands in a fog and wooden ships made me feel like an Orient explorer: discoveries, excitement and mysteries... Yay!

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A tiny island was visible in horizon. It came closer and closer, until we reached ย a shore and stepped on a sandy beach. Water was crystal clear and school of fish was swarming around including ย tiny baby lemon(?) sharks (it is very safe to snorkel and dive on Fiji, nobody recalls any case of death caused by shark or jellyfish).

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Imagine or not - I tried a scuba diving. I've done a lot of crazy things including a skydive and off-road 4x4 climbs. This time it was ocean discovery from the depth. Honestly, it was really complicated: you have to inflate and deflate your jacket, control the pressure in ears, clean water from mouth using compressor and clear the foggy mask. I barely reached a 6-meter mark, and just sat near the coral to feed the fish with a loaf of bread. Mmm... Marine life down there is beyond imagination, trust me. Parrot fish, Picasso fish, puffs and a lot more. Fishy paradise! Glad I didn't do it alone, but with a nice Australian man who went to Fiji with his wife to celebrate a birthday. We had a good time there :)

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After my adventures we had a lovely lunch with ocean fish, potato and a coleslaw salad. Yummy!

Then I took a kayak, trying to collect drifting coconuts and ended up snorkelling near the reef...

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At three o'clock we came back to the yacht and went back to Denarau island.

That was an amazing experience!

Bonus content: Me walking and mumbling on the South side of Tivua:

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