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Seageek was scuba diving at Beqa Lagoon, Beqa Island, Fiji

Dive Purpose
Fun Dive
Max. Depth
22 m
Water Entry
Mild current
Mild Waves
10 m
Surface Temperature
26 °C
Air Mix
Start Tank Pressure
195 bar
End Tank Pressure
81 bar
11 L
Exposure Suit
7 mm
13 kg
Day 2 of the shark dives at "The Cathedral" the shark dive site of Beqa Lagoon Resort. If you havent done this dive before, put it on your bucket list. We did two dives today, both same stats roughly. Weather was overcast and sea quite choppy - was a tad nervous on the clamber from the transfer tinny into the dive boat I can tell you. Im wearing a 7mm suit so having to wear lots of weight to stay down (you want to be negative on the bottom) - call me a princess but after a year of diving the Great Barrier Reef in the warm waters of Cairns, I dont like cold water diving anymore! I got a tad cold today even in a 7mm The boat moors on top of a bommie, and at the bottom is 'the arena' where you sit behind a short curved wall or ( like me and a few others who have done this before) off the end of the wall so there is nothing but sand and water between you and the sharks! Its about 20-23 mtrs deep, and you have DMs behind the line of divers with poles to nudge any sharks getting a bit too curious and close away from you so it feels completely safe. In front the wall, you have the shark feeders. They dont hand feed here for except certain sharks. Absolutely exhilarating when once they know you are comfortable with the food drops, and the feeding craziness that follows, they start to drop the food a lot closer in front of you and it drifts down so the sharks come at you real fast! Suddenly you have swarms of little fish and massive bull sharks and lemon sharks all vying for the food scraps falling to the sea floor. The other feeder is on the sea floor, throwing fish heads about for the fish to fight over. Unfortunately I had camera issues today, losing a fibre optic cable somehow between the first and second dives, and my shutter button was sticking so it wasnt focusing properly, but luckily I had given my brother my gopro and he captured some cool stuff despite not knowing whether it was on or off half the time haha, so the first photo is a screen grab from part of his video. Shame I cant load that short clip to give you a real feel for it. The others are not the best photos due to the focusing issues I had but there is always tomorrow. The young bull with the rope cutting into his neck we first noticed when we were here in June for Shark School. It is still here but unless that rope is removed it will slowly get strangled as it grows. We are hoping that along with the shark expert with us again for Shark School and the Beqa team of shark divers, that we can successfully remove that rope this week. #seageek #beqalagoon #sharkdiving
Dive Spot
Beqa Lagoon
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