If you are anchored close to an island (other then Viti Levu) in the coming weeks, you could be woken to the sound of loud villagers wading or motoring out to the reef to harvest balolo. Balolo is an edible sea worm scientifically known as Eunice viridis. This is an early morning event that occurs once or twice a year at a certain phase of the moon. Some villagers will wait up all night and wear salusalus for the occasion. Balolo will rise to the surface in its millions at around 4-5am and vanish at sunrise. More info here…
2017 was a very strong year for visiting yachts and superyachts coming to Fiji. Record numbers were recorded of 554 Cruising Yachts and 65 Superyachts.
We are elated to announce that Port Denarau Marina was officially declared a Port of Entry in the 2017/2018 Fiji Government budget at the end of June.
CWM Recompression Chamber
CWM has advised us that the Recompression Chamber is currently non-operational due to long term maintenance requirements.
Dive Alert Network (DAN) and insurance companies recommend that “the treatment of choice is the local emergency service and hospital. Your best option is to use existing emergency services for an injured diver.”
Bula vinaka from Musket Cove Yacht Club on our island paradise!
In it’s 33 year history, Musket Cove’s 2016 Fiji Regatta has been the most successful ever – 102 entries with 280+ Captains & Crew! There was great sailing, weather and fun!
On behalf of the Directors, Management and our wonderful Musket Family, we would like to say a very special VINAKA VAKA LEVU to all our wonderful contestants for attending this year’s Regatta!
The following weeks see a hive of activity throughout Fiji as we begin to gear up for the end of year finale.
Starting with a jump forward in time, daylight savings will begin in Fiji on Sunday 27th October, 2013 when we push our clocks forward from 2am to 3am. Don’t forget and get left behind!More info here…
This Thursday is a public holiday and an important day on the calendar for all of us here in Fiji…
On October 10th 1970, Fiji became an independent sovereign state, which ended 96 years of British rule. The first Prime Minister of Independent Fiji, Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara was presented with official documents certifying this at a grand ceremony in Albert Park, Suva by Charles, Prince of Wales.
Celebrations in honour of our 43rd year of independence will be held throughout the country, and you are encouraged to join in the fun!
Under the watchful eyes of IGFA representatives Harvey Probert and Albert Threadingham, anglers mingled with spectators over the course of the weekend as walu, wahoo, mahimahi and more were weighed and recorded for the 30th Pacific Harbour International Game Fishing Club’s Annual Tournament.
Sponsored and hosted by the Pearl South Pacific Resort in Pacific Harbour, Club chairman and tournament organiser Mark Spurling said of the event, “We are grateful to the Pearl Resort for sponsoring and hosting our 30th Annual Game Fishing Tournament – it has been a great success with 8 participating boats and more than 60 anglers. Pacific Harbour has proven itself time and time again as having some of the best game fishing grounds in Fiji and this years event was no exception!”More info here…
Vuda Point Marina has officially been gazetted as an Approved Boarding Station from today, Tuesday September 3rd, 2013.
In response to feedback from visiting yachtsmen and women, the owners of Vuda Marina and government officials have been working tirelessly over the past months to make your entrance to Fiji even easier!More info here…