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Hurricane Tomas Taveuni Report
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I think I can safely say that Taveuni had it at a Category 5, when the airport tower went down the winds were clocking in at 170 knots/205mph/300kmph.  It engulfed the whole island.  I have been in…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roberta Davis Apr 9, 2010.

Bronze Whaler on the Fly
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Some of you were interested in the photo of the Bronze Whaler. The Photo is taken the day before with a Bronze Whaler that was released off a Popping rod and Reel. The next day the charter had a…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Roberta Davis Jan 5, 2010.

 

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Roberta Davis replied to Margaret Chabaud's discussion coral reef gardening in the group Coral Reef Health and Sustainability
"Hmm to have two separate bedrooms at Makaira you would need to go with the more expensive accommodations.  Otherwise we can put a single into the Marlin Cottage.  Charlie who years ago I helped him in training horses has now opened up his…"
May 15, 2013
Roberta Davis replied to Margaret Chabaud's discussion coral reef gardening in the group Coral Reef Health and Sustainability
"I would suggest the Marlin Cottage for you that is our more affordable one and it is open right now between July 5th to the 18th.  For a more rustic accommodation for a few  nights, you could try Lavena Lodge, it is almost like a village…"
May 15, 2013
Roberta Davis replied to Margaret Chabaud's discussion coral reef gardening in the group Coral Reef Health and Sustainability
"Sure why not, since you are all the way here you may as well check out the Yasawas and Mamanucas  It is easier to fly but cheaper to boat over especially on deck, but remember it is a long trip about 20-22 hours and you leave from Suva at 6:00…"
May 14, 2013
Roberta Davis replied to Margaret Chabaud's discussion coral reef gardening in the group Coral Reef Health and Sustainability
"Taveuni is absolutely beautiful, great snorkeling, the best diving on the planet beautiful rain forests hikes complete with waterfalls.  If you like the great outdoors, and a place where the culture is still intact then you want to do further…"
May 13, 2013
Roberta Davis replied to Margaret Chabaud's discussion coral reef gardening in the group Coral Reef Health and Sustainability
"We can always use help and are happy to give lessons on how it is done so the knowledge can go out to the world.  It is quite addicting and so fulfilling.  I think you were also looking for accommodations check us out…"
May 13, 2013
Roberta Davis commented on Robert F. Kay's group Coral Reef Health and Sustainability
"The corals actually will attach to PVC.  Aquarium enthusiasts use it as part of their coral planting tools.   We just have to use a tie down strap to secure them.  Then anchor the whole contraception.  I am going to try…"
Mar 27, 2013
Roberta Davis commented on Robert F. Kay's group Coral Reef Health and Sustainability
"I don't know if you have seen this or not, but the first slide is an interesting formation that we are trying to see if we can modify with PVC pipe.  Check out the anchor system they are using, I think that would work well.  I think…"
Mar 18, 2013
Roberta Davis commented on Robert F. Kay's group Coral Reef Health and Sustainability
"It kind of depends on what your reef structure looks like and how prone it is to high surf.  Our first attempt  after Hurricane Tomasi that was very successful up until the storm surf in November was just fitting the broken  coral…"
Mar 17, 2013
Roberta Davis commented on Robert F. Kay's group Coral Reef Health and Sustainability
"We have been involved in reef gardening for the last 3 years.  It has been a real learning curve and we are starting to formulate new ideas to implement artificial reef structures to plant in areas that are deeper and not so prone to storm surf…"
Mar 17, 2013
Roberta Davis joined Robert F. Kay's group
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Mar 17, 2013
Roberta Davis replied to Annah Blanton's discussion Where to buy jet skis in Suva?
"I don't know if you found your jet skis or not, but if not I heard yesterday that Uprising Resort are selling some, you might want to check them out. "
Sep 1, 2012
Roberta Davis replied to Mike O'Brien's discussion Expedition Kayak Rental?
"Aloha Mike, This is Roberta from Makaira Resort on Taveuni.  We have  fishing Prowler Kayak rentals, one is fully equipped with fish finder, GPS , that one goes for 50.00USD a Day and the second one is 40.00 USD all you need to provide is…"
Aug 19, 2012
Roberta Davis is now friends with Stuart Gow and Helen Sykes
Dec 29, 2011
Roberta Davis was featured
Jul 13, 2011
Roberta Davis left a comment for Christoph Kaiser
"Aloha Christoph, You were asking about Makaira.  Considering what your interests are no matter where you choose to stay, Taveuni is the place.  Everything you like to do, this island offers in pure beauty.  To get here just jump on…"
Jun 21, 2011
Roberta Davis and Christoph Kaiser are now friends
Jun 21, 2011

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Diving, Culture, Hiking, Sight Seeing, Ocean Sports, Other
I've visited/lived in/or would like to learn about
Taveuni
Website
http://www.fijibeachfrontatmakaira.com
Tell us a bit about yourself, your profession, reason for visiting, etc
John and I are originally from Hawaii and discovered Taveuni in the 80's. Taveuni reminded us of Hawaii of our youth that was lost before we could get tired of it. So we settled in Taveuni and run a small two cottage resort called Makaira.

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At 6:45pm on December 29, 2009, Mika Leuck said…
Aloha e Roberta! We are very happy to have you in the Fiji Guide community. Dan and I really enjoyed our time talking story with you and John. Makaira is beautiful!
At 8:48pm on January 2, 2010, Scott Putnam said…
Dear Roberta,

What magnificent fish! What type of shark was that on the line?

I clicked on the website and it linked to the Makaira manufacturer. Is this correct?

Thanks - Scott
At 1:33am on January 3, 2010, Roberta Davis said…
Aloha and Bula Scott,
The Shark was an approximately 250 lb Bronze whaler that was caught and released on a casting rod and reel on a popper. The next day , which was even more amazing, like it couldn't get more amazing, was the same angler had one up at about the same size on a FLY ROD for around 2 hours that was just a hand stretch away from being released when it finally broke line.
No (smile) we are not a manufacturer we have a place called Makaira Resort, although I don't know if resort is the right term, we have two cottages that we rent out, we kind of fall between the cracks of what would be vacation cottages and a resort and one of our activities is Fishing Charters. When I get the time I will put up a more complete fishing blog and try and post you the story about that particular shark for your entertainment.
I bet you loved the diving on Taveuni, so many great dives including the White Wall. The next time you come make sure before you just exit the tunnel that you look up above and to the right and you will see a ledge which is a cleaning station. Sometimes big Groupers and other large fish are in there for a little bit of a cleanup, with mouths and gills gaping open and the cleaner fish in very precaurious positions while they are performing their duties. Everyone is so excited to see the Wall they breeze past and underneath that ledge without noticing.
At 11:16am on January 4, 2010, Scott Putnam said…
Hi Roberta,

You left out the "m" in makaira on the web link. Quick response, eh?

Cheers,
Scott
At 1:34pm on April 12, 2010, rasa manjari said…
Hi Roberta!

Looked for you and Makaira on Facebook but found your here so i signed up! Beautiful Page you have and that is a nice photo of you.

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