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FIJI SCUBA DIVING VACATIONS,

FIJI SNORKELING VACATIONS,

FIJI HONEYMOON GETAWAYS +

FIJI DIVING LIVE-ABOARDS

 



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By John Hessburg

Founder & Managing Partner

U.S. Dive Travel Network

 



A warm welcome as you visit our new Internet Hub, celebrating a spirited island nation that captivates hearts & inspires memories forever -- the friendly FIJI ISLANDS of the SOUTH PACIFIC !

 

Are these sun-blessed, ecologically upre isles perhaps the most hospitable culture anywhere in the South Pacific?

 

Are Fiji's magnificent coral reefs & sugar-sand beaches among the finest maritime vacation getaways on our stressed-out, post-modern planet?

 

Yes, we believe so, & with informed certainty.  And that's why our thoughts drift back to Fiji vacations almost daily, with a healthy sense of nostalgia, like missing a beloved spouse or your child who just left home for college, because



The FIJI ISLANDS are the only island nation among dozens we have visited these last 3+ decades of adventure tours, that always inspires the same heartfelt response each time we prep to leave our final day.

 

Without fail, it happens every time we fight back profound sadness. We push it away & keep on smiling so our hosts will feel blessed & honored. Almost feels a little lame to admit this, as if we should be more thick-skinned, more jaded & more "all-business" after decades of leading adventure tours on 5 continents.

 

But it happens. Fiji makes it happen every time. And why is that, sunseekers?

 

This sudden feeling wells up from a very deep place in psyches normally calm & matter-of-fact about beautiful islands. After all, tropical islands are our work. This bittersweet emotion carries two separate soul vectors at once: sadness that it may be years before we get to enjoy the people, the beaches & the magical reefs we have come to love; & gratitude that we were blessed enough to experience these sweet sensations once again -- in a world so troubled with traffic, turmoil, noise & nonsense.

 

Fiji vacations have an amazing power, for a week or two, to sweep away all the stress & static that pass for living in an urban culture of the USA, or in metro Canada, Japan or Europe. And A Fiji vacation will replace that G7 urban stress with gee-whiz joys, almost a childlike re-energizing of the spirit. It's wonderful, compelling & once it gets in your blood, Fiji never lets you go!

 

For us, & for hundreds of our clients since the early 1990s, Fiji has become a uniquely powerful place of healing, humor, refreshment & relaxation. So many folks have phoned us or written letters after their return, thanking us for sending them to Fiji, describing the same unexpected flow of emotion we've felt upon leaving Fiji, we have lost count now.

 

We call it "The Fiji Phenomenon."

 

Fiji diving & Fiji snorkeling grab you, right where you live! And now we'll move along, tropical travelers, back to the nitty-gritty of getting there, the fun dynamics of planning carefully, cost-efficiently, for the adventure vacation of a lifetime

 

 


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This stunning vista greets you every day from the honeymoon cabana deck at MATAVA RESORT, KADAVU, FIJI.
Game-fishing boat bobs tranquilly at upper right of the photo; dive boat at left center; transport skiff right center.

 

 

Sunny greetings, "Bula Vinaka" as our Fijian sisters & brothers like to say!

 

I am John Hessburg, the general manager of U.S. Dive Travel. With my talented team of world-travel experts, we welcome you with sincere appreciation for the time you're spending here today.

 

Specifically, a warm welcome to all scuba divers, snorkelers & honeymooners now visiting U.S. Dive Travel's new

 

 

FIJI VACATIONS INFO HUB for SPECIAL DISCOUNTS:

 

Please feel free to phone Susan or John any time, at 952-953-4124 as we keep a keen finger on the pulse of some wonderful seasonal specials at all these resorts. These special offers will change periodically, so check back frequently.

 


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Balcony view of the 900-meter white-sand beach at VATULELE ISLAND RESORT, FIJI, seen from Point Villa.



Here are the vacation services we offer for folks seeking a FIJI DIVING, a FIJI SNORKELING, a FIJI HONEYMOON or a FIJI DIVING LIVE-ABOARD adventure. Just click in, cruise & peruse, & enjoy the colorful new photos from some of the best luxury live-aboards & beach resorts in the entire South Pacific:


*  FIJI AGGRESSOR:  www.usdivetravel.com/V-FIJI-IslandDancer.htm

 

 

*  MATANGI ISLAND RESORTwww.usdivetravel.com/R-FIJI-Matangi_Island_Resort.html
 

 

*  VATULELE ISLAND, FIJI:   www.usdivetravel.com/R-FIJI-Vatulele_Island.html



*  MATAVA RESORT, KADAVU: www.usdivetravel.com/R-FIJI-MatavaResort-Kadavu.html

 


* Please also feel free to inquire about the other fine vacation properties we can offer you in the FIJI ISLANDS, including First Landing Beach Resort & Tanoa International Hotel near Nadi on the isle of Viti Levu & Namale Plantation Resort on Vanua Levu island or Lalati Resort on Beqa Lagoon.

 

We have arranged efficient air & ferry transfers between the main city Nadi & all these venues hundreds of times since the early-1990s, so we have those travel details well refined for our preferred guests.




PLEASE FEEL FREE to PHONE our FIJI VACATION PLANNERS

at 952-953-4124 (Mon - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm CST-USA) for PRICES,

MORE DETAILS or for RESERVATIONS. SPECIAL DISCOUNTS

are OFFERED to GROUPS, DIVE SHOPS & TRAVEL CENTERS.




 

Enough of the nuts & bolts of tropical travel.  Fiji is about spirit, & here is why my wife Susan & I feel such a strong bond with the FIJI ISLANDS, & why we always feel intrigued about the FIJI ISLANDS & their charms.

The people of Fiji are out-of-this-world gracious, & hospitable to a degree seldom encountered anywhere in our frenetic MTV-flogged American culture.  Fijian people smile & they light up your room.  They are uncommonly  kind & refreshing people to deal with.  We have found that time passes quickly amongst people this spiritually gifted & serene.

One interesting tidbit....did you know, as part of their traditional culture, Fijians will not even accept tips from visitors on those outer islands, because their village social norms compel them to warm service as a way of life, not a means to cajole tips.  They actually love to serve & have honed pure service to an art form.  Without any ostentatious show of self-righteousness.  Just quietly & effectively.

The service on our Fijian live-aboards & our island resorts is exceptional & never snooty or aloof as in French Polynesia.

Fiji really grabbed us by the heart more than 20 years ago & never let go.  We can hardly wait to go back, soon, & perhaps even take our two boys when the timing is apropos.  To wit, Susan & I have spent, collectively, more than 90 weeks touring, diving & photographing numerous islands across Polynesia since the late 1980s, & we find Fiji to be -- far & away -- our favorite SoPac destination for these reasons:

* Fiji offers the friendliest & most un-self-conscious indigenous people we have been blessed to work with anywhere in the Pacific. They are kind, soft-spoken & hospitable to a fault. Almost makes you feel humbled by their gentle nature & demure attitudes. They are delightful people! Within 30 minutes of your first day in Fiji, you will know what we mean.

* Topside visual delights from mountain vistas to towering waterfalls, to fun caverns to colorful foliage & birds of exotic hues plus flowering trees of every imaginable shape & color. Fiji is a garden island nation that offers countless little fun discoveries every day to the discerning eye. We love being there.  Our clients write us e-mails often, even fun old-fashioned postcards sometimes the second day after they arrive, brimming with enthusiasm about their new adventure.

* You must see these stunning underwater vistas, the profusion of soft corals that sometimes can be among the largest gorgonia & soft colonies in the SoPac. Large pelagics from reef sharks & rays to schools of small psychedelic-hued fish that come across your path by the hundreds sometimes. The Somosomo Straits between Taveuni & Vanua Levu offer some of the best coral reef drift diving in the world. The shallow channels of Beqa Lagoon, Taveuni, Kadavu & Matangi island area are world-class reef environments, just brimming with colors, & up to 300 species of fish, even more coral varieties.


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Thepeaceful leeward side beach on the "croissant atoll" at MATANGI PRIVATE ISLAND RESORT, FIJI.


For many years we still have held Fiji almost on a pedestal in this office -- because of this little island nation's exceptional serenity, hospitality & geographic beauty.  Fiji is one of the few locales that still gets our pulse pounding whenever we think of it.  We actually miss Fiji often, the way some folks miss their alma mater, or an old childhood neighborhood. 

The native islanders of Fiji, particularly the villagers on Vatulele & Matangi, Kadavu & Lalati islands, who always serve our guests with TLC, are of such a caliber of sincere graciousness, it is tough to actually articulate the depth of emotional response most of our guests feel when they first arrive.  Even moreso when they have to leave for home again. 


Fiji has a way of making an indelibly happy mark on the souls of virtually all our clients who are blessed to visit.

The Fiji Islands are an antidote to North American city stress & the rough-&-tumble rigors of our workdays.  Vacations in the Fiji Islands are like breathing in pure relaxation, down to the marrow of your bones. 

We love Fiji, pure & simple, & hope you get to experience it someday, too.

 

U.S. Dive Travel owners have visited the Fiji Islands on 3 separate 3-week property inspection tours, while our senior contract partners have been to Fiji -- crossing the Pacific from mainland USA more than 4 dozen times since 1993. Our planning team is well-equipped to handle any customized combi-tour (live-aboard + resort) that you might wish to dream up for a Fiji Fiji honeymoon or a Fiji diving vacation, or a family Fiji snorkeling trip.

Thanks again for your interest, folks.

 

Blessings & best wishes. Best fishes too!

 

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JOHN HESSBURG, General Manager

SUSAN HESSBURG, Operations Manager

For the Planning Team at U.S. DIVE TRAVEL Network

 




PLEASE FEEL FREE to PHONE our FIJI VACATION PLANNERS

at 952-953-4124 (Mon - Sat, 10 am - 5 pm CST-USA) for PRICES,

MORE DETAILS or for RESERVATIONS. SPECIAL DISCOUNTS

are OFFERED to GROUPS, DIVE SHOPS & TRAVEL CENTERS.




 

FOR MORE INFORMATION or RESERVATIONS for FIJI DIVING or FIJI SNORKELING TRIPS:

Please feel free to contact:
John Hessburg, General Manager
Susan Hessburg, Operations Manager

U. S. DIVE TRAVEL Network
PMB 307 / Suite # 116
15050 Cedar Ave. S.
St. Paul, MN, USA 55124-7047

Voice Mail: 952-953-4124

E-mail: divetrip@bitstream. net

Website: www. usdivetravel. com

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IMPORTANT REMINDER about PRICES & TARIFFS:

All Fiji vacation package prices are subject to possible change in this steadily evolving travel market. Lodging, side tour & diving prices are traditionally stable, while air prices can fluctuate daily. Until air tickets are issued, all airlines reserve the right to change airfares without notice -- an industry standard per FAA rules. We at U.S. Dive Travel will price-protect you to the utmost of our professional ability; & that has been our pledge for one decade now. Our tropical vacation experts normally secure excellent wholesale discount air tickets for our clients who book early enough to secure limited seats in the best price categories. Remember please, the federal government has deregulated all U.S.-based airlines, so only they control their pricing -- not any travel professionals. Early is good when seeking the best air ticket rates.

Unless specifically noted, these Fiji scuba diving packages, Fiji snorkeling packages & Fiji honeymoon packages are priced the land-based portion of the dive resort, in most cases reflecting double-occupancy rooms. At many dive resorts, there will be no triple-occupancy rooms offered. Some exceptions will be noted. International air tickets & commuter "island-hopper" seats are always extra above these land costs. Nominal service fees are also extra for air tickets & the vessel + side tour components. The baseline tariffs for all clients start at USD $55 per person for the land portion + $35 pp for the air tickets. Late-booking clients may receive slightly higher tariffs on the lodging + diving at many of our dive resorts.

The preferred payment mode for all of our dive resorts, side tours & air ticket specials is by e-check, ACH or wire transfer in U.S. dollars. All clients living outside the USA or Canada will need to pay for their dive vacations via direct wire transfer only. No personal checks will be accepted for the land portion of any reservation. Thank you for your gracious understanding. Our service level is the highest & our prices the lowest in this industry, & thus we need to preserve a reasonable margin. For published-fare air ticket bookings, USDT always accepts Visa & Mastercard.

This webpage has been designed & TLC-crafted to highlight the virtues of Fiji scuba diving vacations, Fiji live-aboards, Fiji snorkeling vacations, Fiji honeymoons, Fiji Aggressor, Peter Hughes Island Dancer, MV Nai'a, Matangi Island Resort, Vatulele Resort, Matava Resort, First Landing Resort, Lalati Resort, Namale Resort, Kadavu, Beqa Lagoon, Matagi Island, & Vatulele Island. We sincerely hope you folks had as much fun cruising & perusing this page as our staff had in creating it.

So if you want to dig further into these topics: Fiji scuba diving vacations, Fiji live-aboards, Fiji snorkeling vacations, Fiji honeymoons, Fiji Aggressor, Peter Hughes Island Dancer, MV Nai'a, Matangi Island Resort, Vatulele Resort, Matava Resort, First Landing Resort, Lalati Resort, Namale Resort, Kadavu, Beqa Lagoon, Matagi Island, Vatulele Island -- please feel free to call us any time! We would love to help you any way we can. Best time to reach our Fiji vacation planners is from about 10 am to 5 pm CST-USA at 952-953-4124 at the U.S. DIVE TRAVEL reservations office in the Twin Cities, MN.

So in summary, sunseekers, funseekers & beach baskers alike, these tropical trip topics of Fiji scuba diving vacations, Fiji live-aboards, Fiji snorkeling vacations, Fiji honeymoons, Fiji Aggressor, Peter Hughes Island Dancer, MV Nai'a, Matangi Island Resort, Vatulele Resort, Matava Resort, First Landing Resort, Lalati Resort, Namale Resort, Kadavu, Beqa Lagoon, Matagi Island, Vatulele Island are what we live for, amigos del mar! Call any time & you will be treated like family. Always.

Best wishes.   Best fishes too!

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John Hessburg & the "Away Team"
U.S. Dive Travel Network.



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