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Manta Divers, September, 2015 Announcing a Bucket List Trip for 2017!

Greetings Divers!

I hope everyone is enjoying some great Midwestern dives this summer.  Team Manta had an epic time in Munising, MI (Look for a trip report soon!) and just finished a Sunset Fijifun weekend at Wazee Lake in Black River Falls, WI. Looking forward to our upcoming tropical trips, we have a couple of openings for Grenada (Feb. 20-27,2016) and there may be a possibility of joining the Belize trip, March 26-April 2, 2016.  Our really exciting news, though is our planned “Bucket List” trip to Fiji!! 

I've been itching to "go native" for more than a week and experience the beautiful waters of the Pacific. After much research and reading lots of reviews, I settled on Fiji, for its beautiful reefs, friendly people and great weather.  That’s right! Team Manta is heading to Paradise Taveuni Resort in Fiji March 16-28, 2017. The Republic of Fiji is a South Pacific island nation about 5 hours from Hawaii diving in Fijiand 4 hours from Australia. Famous for white sand beaches, soft corals and pristine natural environment, Fiji is a leader in eco-tourism.  At one time the island depended on trade of its forest, mineral and fish resources, but today, the main industries are sugar and tourism. The friendly people pride themselves on their hospitality and it is common for islanders to shout, “Bula,” the Fijian word for hello, to visitors passing by.  In most every review you read, travelers noted a family atmosphere on the island.

Team Manta will call the island of Taveuni , known as the Garden Island,  home for 10 nights, staying in tropical Bures.  With three boat dives a day as well as unlimited shore diving, there will be plenty of time to become familiar with all the marine life of the South Pacific. Two sides of the same coin, this trip offers the excitement and exhilaration diving with the carefree lifestyle with all meals prepared for you and plenty of pampering in paradise, Paradise Taveuni, that is!

It is too early to know exactly what the airfare is going to be, but I am estimating that the entire package will be $4800 per diver. We will start taking installments now, so travelers can “painlessly” put money away for this adventure.   Spots are very limited, so put in your deposit as soon as possible.

In Other News............

Congratulations to new Open Water Divers,  Susan Margoni, Jason Patt, Tom Ambro, Alex Ambro, Ashley Dargan, and Josh Forbis.

Just Added! Enriched Air class, September 8, 6:30pm at the shop.  Find out how you can not only have longer bottom time, but also more energy post diving!

Join us at Haigh Quarry September 19 & 20 for fun dives and lots of Team Manta fun.  We may evne do a night dive, if there is interest!

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