Fiji Underwater Photography Week

Hosted by Douglas J Hoffman & Volivoli Beach Resort

May 19-26 2024

Join me for a week of underwater Photography as we dive in the colorful Bligh Waters of Fiji

We will stay at Volivoli Beach Resort and dive with Ra Divers. Our destination will be the dive sites in the Bligh Water.  Locally known as the Vatu I Ra passage, this body of water, is home to some of the most colorful dive sites in the world.

Volivoli Beach Resort has 33 ocean view air conditioned rooms and villas.  They offer several levels of accommodation ranging from ocean view, deluxe, and luxury villas with private pools.   This is a resort built for divers by divers. The owners recently added a conference center and a 14 station dedicated camera room, making it a ideal place for underwater photography workshops.

  • Workshop topics include Macro and wide angle photography, lighting, & composition. The emphasis will be how to create portraits that evoke emotion.


Over the week we will enjoy
  • 7 nights accomodation at Volivoli Beach resort
  • 12 boat dives and unlimited shore diving
  • Unlimited Nitrox
  • Full a la carte meal plan (2 course breakfast, 2 course lunch, 3 course dinner daily)
  • Traditional Fiji Culture night including meke and love
  • Photography workshop
  • Image critique
  • Final night photo review gathering
  • Round trip ground transportation to and from resort 
  • World class Fijian hospitality and service by host staff
  • Free Wifi

Ocean View - US$2,850 per person twin share

Deluxe Ocean View - US$3,250 per person twin share
Single occupancy, non-diver packages, and upgrade room options available by request
Call for further details
+1 808 870 3686


A deposit of 50% is required to reserve your space.  The balance is required 90 days prior to travel. Guests are required to have Dive and Travel Insurance and be COVID-19 vaccinated.

About the Dive Sites

Bligh Water & Vatu-I Ra Passage - With over 80 dive sites avaialble, here are a few of my favorites. 


Arguably one of Fiji’s most famous sites.  Starting just three feet from the surface this large pinnacle drops to over 900 meters.   There are abundant hard and soft corals along with a cathedral-like overhang adorned with gorgonian fans. Along the pinnacle, the wall has many crevices, swim-throughs, and tunnels.  This is a massive pinnacle that divers always enjoy.

Mellow Yellow

Soft coral-encrusted coral heads with pinnacles that is home to marine life ranging from tiny pipefishand  nudibranches,  to larger pelagic fish in the blue. The entire site is fantastic with the slopes covered with soft coral and reef top with beautfil hard coral gardens.  Everywhere you look there are bright colored Anthias fish darting around.   My personal favorite site in Fiji.

 Black Magic Mountain

Another world class pinnacle starting just 10 feet from the surface. Everywhere you look are colorful soft corals and gorgonian fans.  While deep is an option,best part in my opinion is between 60 and and the surface.

Mount Mutiny

Named after Captain Bligh and the famous mutiny on the Bounty this is another large pinnacle starting near the surface and dropping off into the abyss.  Healthy soft coral walls can easily keep a diver busy for many hours. This is by far one of the most requested sites in Fiji.