Travel advice

Fiji General Information

Weather and water temperature

Average max. air temperatur in degrees C Average min. air temperatur in degrees C

Fiji weather


Fiji is a tropical countrywith a maritime climate and the weather is fairly even all year round. The year is roughly divided into two seasons; ‘wet’ and ‘dry’. The wet season, characterised by heavy brief local showers, generally begins in November and can extend through to April. Cyclones do occur in Fiji, and are typically confined to the wet season. The dry season, which runs from May to November, has cooler temperatures and slight to moderate winds. Daytime temperatures range from an average of 25°C (77°F) during the dry season, up to 31°C (88°F) in the wetter months whilst evenings are marginally cooler and can drop to just 21°C (70°F).

Average max. water temperatur in degrees C (Note: Avg. min. varies little)

Fiji water


Water temperatures are broadly similar throughout the region; the coolest waters are usually to be found in July to October with an average of approximately 25°C (78°F) Warmer waters are common in February – June with averages of approximately 28°C (82°F). Most guests find that a 3mm shorty and possibly a rash vest is suitable for the water temperature in the warmer months, and 3mm – 5mm long for the rest of the year. However, for guests who feel the cold easily, especially with repeated diving, we recommend to bring an extra vest/hood. Please be aware that Fiji Siren offers complementary 3mm shorty wetsuits for guests.

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Fiji Siren
Fijian Children Dancing
Bula! Fijians singing
Sunset In Fiji
Chilaxing On The Beach

Money matters

The local currency is the Fijian Dollar (FJD).


The vast majority of all hotels, resorts, shops and restaurants will accept a wide range of credit and debit cards. Please note that in some cases you may be asked to pay a service charge for credit card handling. This can range from 3.5 – 6.0%.

There is a currency exchange counter within the baggage claim hall at Nadi Airport. Guests are advised to make any currency exchanges prior to leaving the terminal building.

Time Zone

The local time is 12 hours ahead of UTC (GMT).

Fiji – General Info

General and Diving Health

There are numerous hospitals, nursing stations and health centres throughout Fiji and all major towns have hospitals and doctors available. Dengue fever does occur in wet areas during the wet season. Visitors should exercise caution when travelling inland – cover up and use repellent sprays or cream. Follow normal precautions with food whilst travelling to prevent stomach upsets and be sure to drink bottled water only. On board Fiji Siren you will find a fully stocked first aid kit, AED and medical grade O2. Basic supplies will be made available to you, if you require medication please ask your cruise director. For diving related emergencies there are hyperbaric facilities in Suva, Viti Levu. An air evacuation from the Fiji Siren may be required thus diving specific insurance is a must on any liveaboard dive trip.

Language


Fiji has 3 official languages; Fijian, English and Hindi, however the primary languages are Fijian and English, with English being considered the lingua franca. Locals always appreciate hearing a few Fijian words from you so here’s a few phrases that are easy to pick up:- Hello = Bula! Good morning = Yadra and Thank you = Vinaka

Religion


The Fijians are a broad mix of Christian, Hindu, Muslim and Sikh, with many places of worship found across the islands. When visiting local villages it is however required to wear long trousers/ sarong and cover your shoulders.

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