You’ll journey to Kuata Island in the Yasawas for your ‘Ultimate Encounter’ with harmless whitetip and blacktip reef sharks at Moyia Reef. The sharks prefer shallower waters making snorkelling easy, with good visibility. It’s even possible to see the sharks from the boat before entering the water. Water depth varies between 4 to 6 metres, depending on the tide, and buoyancy aids can be provided. The rest of the day and evening can be spent enjoying the facilities offered by Barefoot Kuata Resort, including three swimming pools, a bar and restaurant and island hikes. Extra nights can be added. 

Package itinerary

We'll pick you up from your Nadi or Denarau accommodation and transfer you to Port Denarau Marina where you'll board the Yasawa Flyer and cruise up to Kuata Island. You'll stay at Barefoot Kuata Island resort for your choice of either 1 or 2 nights and enjoy all the island has to offer (including snorkelling with sharks!) before your transfer back to Port Denarau Marina onboard the Yasawa Flyer.

Is it safe?

Yes. You'll be provided with safety instructions from our experienced guides who've spent hundreds of hours getting to know our resident school of sharks. Our guides will be in the water with you the entire time and will closely monitor the sharks behaviour to ensure your safety.

How deep is the water? 
Both Black Tip and White Tip Reef Sharks prefer shallower waters making snorkelling easy with good visibility. It's even possible to see the sharks from our boat before entering the water. Water depth varies between 4 - 6 metres depending on the tide.

What if I'm not a good swimmer, haven't snorkelled before or don't want to snorkel but my travelling companion does? 
Buoyancy aids are available for less confident swimmers and because these sharks prefer shallow waters there’s no necessity to dive under the water to secure a thrilling view. Non-snorkellers can join the day but sit out the snorkelling experience.

How many & what breed of sharks will I see?

There are two main species of sharks encountered, White Tip Reef Sharks and Black Tip Reef Sharks, both are common in the tropical warm waters of the South Pacific. Each species can grow to a length of just over 1.5 metres although under the water they appear 25% larger, a snorkelling face mask optical illusion. White Tips are the dominant species and are by nature an inquisitive shark not frightened to check you out. Their Black Tip relatives are by contrast timid and will shy away if they feel threatened.

Numbers vary but it is common to see up to six sharks.

Our shark guarantee

As sharks are wild animals we cannot guarantee sightings however we have a 95% + success rate of sighting sharks. In the event that you don't see any sharks we are happy for you to return for a complimentary encounter within 3 days of your original cruise. If poor weather and sea conditions result in the cancellation of the snorkelling with sharks encounter a substitute snorkelling safari will be provided.


Prices - valid from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

2 Days 1 Night 3 Days 2 Nights
Dorm Double/Twin Share Single Dorm Double/Twin Share Single
No Snorkel with Sharks $187 $249 $311 $218 $341 $467
Snorkel with Sharks $239 $301 $363 $270 $393 $519
Meals FJ$ 105 FJ$ 105 FJ$ 105 FJ$ 210 FJ$ 210 FJ$ 210


Prices - valid from 1 April 2019

Dorm Double/Twin Share Single
Package $243 $301 $386
Meals $63

Extra Nights

Location Option Dorm Double/Twin Share Single Meals
Barefoot Kuata Resort Sunrise Beach Dorm (6 bed unisex, shared ,fan) $43 N/A N/A $63
Barefoot Kuata Resort Beachfront Bure (private ensuite, fan) N/A $101 $186 $63

All Prices are Per Person in US Dollars
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