You may be aware that Cyclone Winston recently made landfall in Fiji and we’d like to pass on some positive news in these difficult times from PADI Members in various locations around Fiji.
Firstly, no serious injuries of PADI Professionals and other staff from PADI Dive Centres & Resorts in Fiji have been reported. Communications are returning with PADI Asia Pacific being able to phone most PADI Dive Centres & Resorts directly and email traffic has now resumed for the majority of PADI Members. PADI Asia Pacific is supporting PADI Members who have been impacted by the cyclone.
Across Fiji, certain islands have been impacted more than others. Even on these islands, PADI Dive Centres and Resorts have been impacted differently. Fiji Tourism is providing updates through various communication channels.
The challenge for PADI Members in Fiji is the return of business and we encourage all PADI Members to support our colleagues in Fiji by considering a trip to this beautiful diving location well known for its friendly people and incredible diving. The majority of PADI Dive Centres & Resorts are open for business and urgently need inbound tourists to support the local communities’ recovery.
Visit the PADI Dive Store Locator for a full listing of PADI Dive Centres & Resorts in Fiji.
The Fijian people were hit hard across the country and we encourage all PADI Members to consider donating to one of the NGOs that are in country including UNICEF and the Red Cross.
Thank you for any assistance you can provide in the recovery of this popular diving destination.