Try Scuba Diving

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“The most amazing thing we have ever done on vacation… it has shaped the way will travel for the rest of our lives!  I don’t know why we waited so long to try…” 
– James & Sandy, 2016


“ I love snorkeling, and diving had always been vaguely in the back of my mind… and all I could think of after that first dive was: why didn’t I do this years ago?” 
– Felicia, 2015


“Sam was fantastic… he was so patient, and such a good teacher.  We felt so comfortable with him.  Can’t wait to come back again for the Open Water Course!” 
– Sarah, 2016


“Unforgettable experience, truly spectacular, the coral reefs are astounding…” 
– Jason & Nigella, 2015

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Try First-Time Scuba Diving

With its sheltered lagoon and stunning house reef, Qamea Resort & Spa is the perfect place to try your first scuba dive – no certification necessary, and no experience required.

PADI Discover Scuba Diving – FJD $295

The PADI Discover Scuba Program is a fantastic way to spend a day if you are interested in learning more about diving and having a go.  It involves a brief classroom session with your instructor, some practice training in the pool, and then your very first coral reef dive with your instructor.  Join one of our professional PADI dive instructors to experience a view of the underwater world unlike any you have ever experienced before; glide weightlessly down the sand and coral slopes and get closer to the colorful inhabitants of Fiji’s world-renowned reefs – anyone can try!

All you need to do is ensure that you are medically fit to dive (some medical conditions are not compatible with scuba diving – for more information, see this PADI information page), and inquire before or upon arrival.

Try Diving at Qamea – an introductory video to what it is like to have your first diving experience at Qamea feat. Sonia Carroll and Chris Williams


Learn to Scuba Dive

For those who can’t get enough of the underwater world, our 5 Star PADI dive center offers a wide range of PADI dive certification courses.  After completing these courses, you will receive a PADI certification I.D. card, and your training is valid for life.

PADI Open Water Diver – FJD $950*

The PADI Open Water course is your universally-recognized ticket to underwater adventure.  This course involves reading the PADI Open Water Manual and completing the quizzes inside, then completing a multiple-choice exam.   You will also need to watch the PADI instructional video.  After this you will move on to training and practice in the swimming pool with an instructor, allowing you to learn all the necessary scuba skills.  The pool training is followed for four Open Water (i.e. ‘ocean’) dives, during which you demonstrate the skills you learned.

The time frame of the Open Water Course varies; PADI courses are performance based instead of time based, and everyone masters the skills differently.  The full course can take from 3 to 5 days.  There are several ways to make the most of your time here in paradise and still complete your PADI Open Water certificate.

If you have decided to do your PADI Open Water course, the easiest way to proceed is to register for PADI eLearning.  This allows you to complete the book-work, quizzes & exams, as well as the PADI instructional video in your own time, before you arrive at Qamea.  This means that your time at Qamea is spent practicing in the pool, then underwater on the coral reefs – rather than inside, studying!  For more information or to register with Qamea Resort & Spa PADI eLearning, click here.

If you would like to try scuba diving for the first time, or book an Open Water Course, please let us know on  Note that Dive instruction, Discover Scuba Diving, and dive courses are available by special request only, and not always available. Contact us for inquiries.

Please note these prices do not include 25% Fijian Taxes.