Snorkel or scuba dive at Beqa Lagoon-one of the world’s premier dive sites!
Enjoy the friendly Fijian culture.
World-class surfing at famed Frigates passage!
Sea kayaking, hiking, sun-bathing, and island hopping!
All inclusive trip price includes airfare from LAX Airport / meals / lodging!
This exciting Wilderness and Travel Medicine course takes place in the secluded Fiji Island Paradise of Beqa (pronounced "Benga"). Surrounded by one of the world's largest and most spectacular barrier reefs, Beqa is rich and untouched.
Beqa lagoon is actually an extinct volcano crater, and the 40-mile ring reef has formed on the lip of the old crater. It is home to one of the greatest displays of soft corals and sea fans in the world. Fiji is often called the "Soft Coral Capital of the World".
Diving these calm protected waters is like exploring another world. The water is clear and warm, visibility is often over 100 feet, currents are generally mild, and the water temperature stays near a fairly constant 80 degrees.
The excellent dive staff at Beqa Lagoon Resort will help you discover the incredible marine life that abounds in these waters - fantastic coral and invertebrates, Blue Ribbon Eels, Clown Triggers, Lion Fish, Leaf Scorpions, Reef Sharks and millions of colorful Anthias and Fusiliers.
Behind the Beqa Lagoon resort the land slopes gently upward into a tropical forest. Nearby are beautiful fresh water streams and waterfalls. Tropical flowers bloom everywhere, and the tables at the resort are always filled with fresh cuttings.
World-class surfing nearby! "Voted one of the best two waves in Fiji." Powerful and fast (with prevailing offshore winds), Frigate Passage (also known as the Fiji "Pipeline") is located on the southwestern barrier reef of the island of Beqa, just a short distance from Beqa Lagoon Resort. Frigate Passage offers the ideal conditions that naturally generate world-class waves.
Fiji Scuba & Snorkel Adventure
Wilderness Medicine CME
DAY 1 Snorkeling is outstanding right in front of the resort! ...or enjoy the beautiful pool overlooking a fantastic ocean view. Get a massage at the SPA
DAY 2 Arrange a custom boat trip for beach day and picnic on an idyllic white sand , palm fringed deserted island nearby. (separate fee)
DAY 3 Take an absolutely world class , professionally guided, whitewater raft trip on the breathtakingly beautiful Navua River. (separate fee)
DAY 4 Take a guided cultural walk to a xearby Fijiian village...The Fijiians are some of the friendliest people anywhere!
DAY 5 Take a boat ride to an idyllic coral reef on a nearby island for a custom snorkeling expedition. (separate fee)
DAY 6 Snorkeling is outstanding right in front of the resort! ...or enjoy the beautiful pool overlooking a fantastic ocean view. Get a massage at the SPA
DAY 7 Take a guided bird / wildlife walk to a beautiful nearby waterfall. Enjoy an evening show of the famous native Fijiian "firewalkers"!
DAY 8 Transfer to the airport for your return flight and morning activities as your schedule allows!
Recreational ActivitiesScuba Dive pristine reefs to discover rich marine life and beautiful coral gardens. Enjoy fun-filled days snorkeling, swimming or kayaking the warm waters of the blue lagoon. Hike to beautiful waterfalls, or spend an exciting afternoon deep sea fishing. Surf the world - class "Fijian Pipeline" at Frigate Pass. Water skiing is available. Beqa is also a bird watching haven with the largest varieties of birds in Fiji. You can end the day relaxing in a hammock overlooking the sea or by lounging in the infinity pool.
Snorkeling - One of Beqa's unique features is that beautiful coral reefs thrive just a few feet from the resort beach. Even if you do not scuba dive, snorkeling can offer a wonderful array of marine life, such as clown fish, lion fish, lobsters, live corals and amazing marine life...right in front of the resort! Snorkeling excursions can also easily be arranged to other nearby islands.
World-class Surfing at nearby , world-famous Frigate Passage! Voted one of the best two waves in Fiji!
Sea kayaking - Single or double kayaks are available to explore the neighboring islands and beautiful beaches of Beqa Island. Glide over beautiful coral gardens and enjoy the beauty of nearby pristine bays and beaches.
Deep sea fishing charters with outstanding angling are also available.
Hiking - hike to waterfalls, beaches, tidepools, or visit local villages
Whitewater Rafting is truly spectacular on the nearby Navua and Luva Rivers. Rivers Fiji, Inc. offers a wide selection of fantastic day trips. Incredibly beautiful, deep tropical gorges with gorgeous waterfalls and fun class III rapids. Please visit riversfiji.com
Beqa Lagoon Resort SPA - Fantastic staff with wonderful massage and spa treatments!
Bird watching - Beqa has one of the biggest varieties of species in Fiji
Volleyball, horseshoes and croquet are available on site.
Other Activities include island hopping to nearby islands, hiking and cultural visits to the local villages.
Scuba Outfitters and Guides in Beqa Area, FijiScuba diving can be extremely hazardous or even fatal. It is very important for you to independently and carefully choose a SCUBA dive outfitter in the Beqa Lagoon / Pacific Harbor region of Fiji to help you, guide you, and outfit you for all of your Scuba and ocean activities.
Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC does not endorse any Scuba guides or Scuba outfitters in the Beqa Lagoon area. The participant is completely responsible for independently choosing their own guides or outfitters for any, and all Scuba or other ocean activities if they choose to participate in these activities. For convenience, a list of potential Scuba outfitters is typically included in the trip information materials provided to participants from Bio Bio Expeditions.
Local CultureFijians are well-known for their warmth and friendliness. Beqa Island is rich in culture and history. Many of the villagers work in the resort and no stay is complete without a visit to one of their villages. Locals also provide cultural and musical entertainment in the evenings!
Our Wilderness and Travel Medicine lectures will take place each late afternoon and evening.
Fiji Scuba & Snorkel Adventure
Trip Cost: $3,599 (includes RT airfare from LAX, lodging,all meals)*
(*Does not include airline fuel surcharge)
Additional CME Cost: $695 (Approved for 15 to 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)
*per person, based on double occupancy.
Seven (7) nights accommodations - Beqa Lagoon Resort
All meals and snacks (bottled beverages and alcohol additional)
Unlimited shore diving, use of kayaks.
Available from Beqa Lagoon PADI Dive Outfitter:
Package of Five (5) Days of 2 tank boat diving (10 tanks total per person) including tanks, weights, belt, dive guide, and refreshments for $500.
Dive certification courses available.
Questions? Ready to reserve your spot?
Speak to an expert at Bio Bio Expeditions - the award winning outfitter of this trip
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Testimonials From Your Colleagues
"Shark Reef in Beqa Lagoon is rated as the best shark dive in the world, and we would have to agree, it was amazing! A dive at shark reef is unforgettable ... Divers are lined up behind a (natural) rock wall and watch as schools of massive trevally, bass, rainbow runners, massive groupers, and surgeonfish are fed fish scraps out of a large bin... Nurse sharks, lemon sharks, silver tip sharks, bull sharks, and occasional tiger sharks turn up to this feed....Up to 40 bull sharks can appear at times"
NIGEL MARSH, PACIFIC DIVER MAGAZINE - THE LEADING DIVE MAGAZINE OF NZ
"Beqa Lagoon Resort is the most beautiful resort I have ever been to....Friendly staff...Fantastic diving" ... "Very educational, useful, and interesting CME"
GEORGE REIMANN, MD, NYC
"Beqa Lagoon Resort has the most gracious service I have ever experienced...genuine warmth of entire staff...great food, overly generous portions... Dr. Allred gave smooth and polished presentations with impressive wilderness experience to back it up."
DAVID HAGLE, DO, OREGON
Faculty for the Fiji Scuba & Snorkel Adventure
Wilderness Medicine CME
Sheryl Olson, RN, BSN: Outdoor Survival and Navigation Instructor, Flight Nurse, Wilderness Safety Instructor, Cruise Ship Nurse, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Larry Moore, MD: Board Certified Emergency Medicine physician. Physician advisor/educator for the ambulance services in Teller County Colorado. Spent 4 years as a shipboard doctor for Norwegian Cruise Lines.
COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES
- Altitude Illness
- Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
- Environmental Heat Illness
- Traveler's Diarrhea, Giardia & Other Waterborne Wilderness Infections
- Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
- Lightning Injuries
- Improvised Medical and Trauma Care
- Management of Fractures and Dislocations
- Preparing for Foreign Travel
- Backcountry Medical Kits
- Wilderness Wound Management
- Patient Assessment in Wilderness Settings
- Wilderness Dermatology
- Marine Hazards & Envenomations
- Snake Envenomation
CME ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
"This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and Wilderness and Travel Medicine. The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians."
The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of
15 to 16.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This trip is planned, outfitted and conducted by Bio Bio Expeditions, or subcontractors arranged by Bio Bio Expeditions. Please note that Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC is responsible for the CME Educational content only. Wilderness and Travel Medicine reserves the right to change or substitute the faculty for any CME course without advance or prior notice to participants.
For more information or to register for this trip please call
Bio Bio Expeditions at 1-800-246-7238
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