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May 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Nukubati Day 1

The skiff’s captain, Villy, is also a dive master. After introductions with his mate, we cast off for Nukubati. Just a few football field lengths from the mainland, Nukubati looks tantalizingly close. I can see people on the beach,…


Added by Scott Putnam on May 28, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

On to Nukubati

Labasa (Lahm - bah - sah). The northernmost Fijian town (as opposed to a village), Labasa is the commercial hub for Vanua Levu's sugar cane…


Added by Scott Putnam on May 24, 2010 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Scott Putnam's Latest Video just posted--Paradise Taveuni

Fijiguide's own Scott Putnam has been hard at work, diving and shooting some video in Fiji's fabulous North. He's got some great footage from his latest trip and is busy in's state of the art studio, editing away.

His first video in many moons has just been posted and it's worth a look. He's calling it Paradise Taveuni's House Reef. Essentially this is Paradise…

Added by Robert F. Kay on May 23, 2010 at 7:30pm — No Comments

The Fiji Orchid

There's a rule in photography that the best pictures are either at sunrise or sunset. So just prior to my 2 am crash, I told my hosts at the Fiji Orchid I needed to be woken up at 6 am. "Six?!" was their reply. I told them, "Yes: good light." A most quizzical look came across their faces.…


Added by Scott Putnam on May 14, 2010 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

Travelling to The Orchid (just north of Nadi Airport)

Waiting for me with a sign that read "Scott Putnam" at the airport was my taxi driver. It was a little before midnight and he said, "Oh, your flight must have been late." I really didn't know how to respond, except, "Oh, maybe". My flight had left the Honolulu tarmac a little before scheduled departure and when I arrived in Nadi, I zipped through Immigration and (sort-of) Customs. Flying 1st Class, my bags arrived before everybody else, but the Customs official was most curious about my dive… Continue

Added by Scott Putnam on May 10, 2010 at 8:33am — 2 Comments

Flying on to Fiji from Honolulu

Flying Continental Micronesia to Fiji

Flying to Fiji. Could anything be better? The dream of warm, turquoise waters, brimming with billions of billowing fish, sands the color of orange sunshine lapping emerald shores. Serene, surreal, and splendid…


Added by Scott Putnam on May 9, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Destination: Fiji!


Today I embark upon a…

Added by Scott Putnam on May 3, 2010 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

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