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Barefoot Shark Encounters Fiji's Carefiji Commitment, all of our staff are fully vaccinated for Covid 19
Barefoot Shark Encounters gets you up close and personal with resident communities of Fiji Sharks, for certified & introductory divers.
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What is Barefoot Shark Encounters?
Barefoot Shark Encounters operates:
  • Fiji Shark Dives 

  • Island Resort packages inclusive of Fiji Shark Dives

  • Fiji Shark Dive Day Cruises departing daily from Port Denarau (Nadi). 

Our range of Fiji Shark Dive experiences cater to both certified divers and introductory divers (non-certified divers). 
Barefoot Shark Encounters is part of the Barefoot Collection Fiji, which has been operating in Fiji for over 10 years. We're an SSI-accredited dive training centre with an impeccable safety record. We provide wow Fiji Shark Dive experiences and play an active role in Fiji Shark conservation.  
Fiji Shark Dive experts
Barefoot Shark Encounters regularly hosts international marine biologists, scientists and shark experts for ongoing shark and marine ecosystem research. 
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When international artist & photographer USA based Benjamin Von Wong wanted to feature sharks in his latest project, he travelled to Fiji. Benjamin needed a team of Fiji Shark Dive authorities to turn his vision into stunning art, that team was Barefoot Shark Encounters.
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3 years in it's research & planning and now operating in it's 9th year, the 'Awakening Shark Dive' is a surreal wow experience. On this dive you'll meet our resident population of Bull Sharks with guest appearances from other Fiji Shark species.
Fiji Shark feeding time on the Awakening Shark Dive departing from Port Denarau and Barefoot Kuata Island Resort.
Certified divers can join this dive:
Introductory divers (non-certified divers) can join this dive:
jason wrote a review July 2022

Bucket List
'The Awakening ( Bull Shark dive) is aptly named and one of those “ moments of clarity” experiences. Professionally done by dive staff. 10/10 experience.'
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Aerial view of Barefoot Kuata Island Resort, departure point for Fiji Shark Dives.
Barefoot Shark Encounters offers a range of accommodated packages inclusive of ferry transfers, island resort accommodation and Fiji Shark Dives.
Barefoot Kuata Island Resort is your base for Fiji Shark Dives located in the stunning Yasawa Islands. It's the closest Yasawa Island Resort to Port Denarau (Nadi) offering beachfront rooms (bures), a restaurant, bar, dive centre and swimming pool. Barefoot Kuata Island Resort features a stunning white sand beach with crystal clear waters offering high & low tide swimming.   
WA_UK_traveller wrote a review July 2022

Not to be missed!
'Absolutely stunning island, resort and staff! This is an absolute MUST for any trip into the Yasawa islands. The island is next level stunning, the staff incredibly friendly and welcoming and there is a strong marine education/conservation ethos here.'
Barefoot Kuata Island Resort Fiji TripAdvisor review.
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Taking in the views on an Introductory Dive with Fiji Reef Sharks departing from Port Denarau and Barefoot Kuata Island Resort.
Dive training for an Introductory Dive with Fiji Reef Sharks.
Our dive masters & instructors will provide full training including dive theory plus practical shore diving training. Once competency levels are achieved we'll take you on a boat ride to a nearby Moia Reef, home to White Tip & Black Tip Reef Sharks. You'll be accompanied by a dive master or instructor who'll be with you throughout your Fiji Shark Dive, to ensure you enjoy this wow shark encounter. 
Try diving for the first time while meeting our resident population of Reef Sharks.
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Introductory divers can join this dive:
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Barefoot Shark Encounters operates Shark Dive Day Cruises departing daily from Port Denarau, Nadi. Choose from:
  • The 'Awakening Shark Dive' Day Cruise is for certified divers only. On this exhilarating dive you meet our resident population of Bull Sharks with guest appearances from other shark species.  
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