Niue sits atop an undersea mountain with
pristine clear water hundreds of meters deep
just meters from shore.
Niue is affectionately known as the 'Rock of
Polynesia' and is believed to be the largest coral
atoll in the world. The island is located in the
centre of a triangle bounded by the Cook
Islands to the Southeast, Samoa in the North
and Tonga to the Southwest.
Niue lies in the zone of the southeast trades. Average temperature from Dec - Mar
is 27 degrees Celsius, April through to Nov has an average temp of 24 degrees C.
The weather is generally pleasant all year round.
The Matavai Resort Hotel has been built on the cliff side overlooking the ocean.
The hotel has 24 rooms offering two queen-size beds, television, IDD phones
fridge and have air conditioning with additional ceiling
fans. The en-suite bathrooms come with showers not
baths. The hotel also has one of the best restaurants on
the island.
Niue has many non diving activities from Caving tours , kayaking , bird watching .
island style tours, bush walking and fishing to name a few.
Niue Dive runs half day dive trips departing
from the Dive shop Monday to Saturday at
8.00am and returning at lunchtime. Niue Dive
also run snorkeling, dolphin and whale
watching trips.
Guests can swim with the spinner dolphins
and humpback whales when the opportunity
Whale season runs from July to October.
The diving on Niue is very easy with virtually no currents, that being said it is
also very rewarding. The dive sites are a mix of caverns and pristine hard coral
reefs with a wide selection of tropical reef fish and marine life. Niue's own
friendly sea snakes are a feature on the dives, along with barracuda, turtles,
reef sharks and painted crays.
Dive Sites :
Snake Gully This site has it all - great coral, a lovely cavern, heaps
of fish and more sea snakes than you'll see anywhere
else - all in a depth of less than 20 meters (65 feet).
The Fans - A beautiful garden of over two dozen Gorgonia Fans at a depth of
30-40 meters (100-130ft) The site also features a lovely wall of hard corals
covered in reef fish. Pelagics including barracuda, tuna, trevally and sharks are
often seen swimming by.
Marine Park - A site for those who love their coral big and beautiful - some of
the healthiest plate corals you'll find anywhere in the world. More than a
kilometer of pristine reef intercut with gullies - don't forget to look for turtles
sleeping under the coral.