Fiji Scuba Diving CME

8 Days, 2 days of Travel from From $3399

This exciting Wilderness and Marine Medicine CME course takes place in the secluded Fiji Island Paradise of Beqa (pronounced “Benga”). Surrounded by one of the world’s largest and most spectacular barrier reefs, Beqa is rich and untouched.

Fiji Scuba Diving CME

This exciting Wilderness and Marine Medicine continuing medical education (CME) course takes place in the secluded Fiji Island Paradise of Beqa (pronounced “Benga”). NOTE: Our Fiji CME trip price includes roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles (exclusive of airline surcharges of $500-$550).

Surrounded by one of the world’s largest and most spectacular barrier reefs, Beqa is rich and untouched. Beqa lagoon is actually an extinct volcano crater, and the 40-mile ring reef has formed on the lip of the old crater. It is home to one of the greatest displays of soft corals and sea fans in the world. Fiji is often called the “Soft Coral Capital of the World”.

Diving these calm protected waters is like exploring another world. The water is clear and warm, visibility is often over 100 feet, currents are generally mild, and the water temperature stays near a fairly constant 80 degrees.

The excellent dive staff at Beqa Lagoon Resort will help you discover the incredible marine life that abounds in these waters – fantastic coral and invertebrates, Blue Ribbon Eels, Clown Triggers, Lion Fish, Leaf Scorpions, Reef Sharks and millions of colorful Anthias and Fusiliers.

Behind the Beqa Lagoon resort the land slopes gently upward into a tropical forest. Nearby are beautiful fresh water streams and waterfalls. Tropical flowers bloom everywhere, and the tables at the resort are always filled with fresh cuttings.

World-class surfing nearby! “Voted one of the best two waves in Fiji.” Powerful and fast (with prevailing offshore winds), Frigate Passage (also known as the Fiji “Pipeline”) is located on the southwestern barrier reef of the island of Beqa, just a short distance from Beqa Lagoon Resort. Frigate Passage offers the ideal conditions that naturally generate world-class waves. Scubadive pristine reefs to discover rich marine life and beautiful coral gardens. Enjoy fun-filled days snorkeling, swimming or kayaking the warm waters of the blue lagoon. Hike to beautiful waterfalls, or spend an exciting afternoon deep sea fishing. Surf the world – class “Fijian Pipeline” at Frigate Pass. Water skiing is available. Beqa is also a bird watching haven with the largest varieties of birds in Fiji. You can end the day relaxing in a hammock overlooking the sea or by lounging in the infinity pool.

WILDERNESS MEDICINE COURSE INFORMATION

16.5 Hours AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits

The Wilderness Medicine course features Dr. Gene Allred. Dr. Allred is based in Ashland, Oregon and is an Emergency Physician and also has been a whitewater guide for over 20 years. Dr. Allred is a swiftwater rescue instructor as well as being an avid backpacker, is skilled in canyoneering, backcountry skiing, scuba diving and sea kayaking. Dr. Allred has taught wilderness medicine on six continents as is the Director of the National Conference on Wilderness Medicine.

COURSE CONTENT INCLUDES:

  • Altitude Illness
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite
  • Heat Illness
  • Snakebites
  • Travelers Illnesses
  • Marine Envenomations
  • Trauma Management
  • Wilderness Orthopedics
  • Water Disinfection
  • Swiftwater Safety and Rescue
  • Basic Wilderness Survival
  • Wilderness Medical Kits
  • Wound Management
  • Patient Assessment
  • Wilderness Dermatology
  • Wilderness Pediatrics

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES in addition to world-class scuba!

Dive pristine reefs to discover rich marine life and beautiful coral gardens. Enjoy fun-filled days snorkeling, swimming or kayaking the warm waters of the blue lagoon. Hike to beautiful waterfalls, or spend an exciting afternoon deep sea fishing. You may choose to Surf the world – class “Fijian Pipeline” at Frigate Pass. If you wish to go tubing or water skiing, we can arrange for motor sport rentals. Beqa is also a Bird Watching haven with the largest varieties of birds in Fiji. End a perfect day relaxing in a hammock overlooking the sea or by lounging by in the infinity pool.

Snorkeling – One of Beqa’s features is that coral reef heads thrive just a few feet from the beach. Even if you do not dive, you will be able to see many wonders of Beqa Lagoon, such as clown fish, lion fish, lobsters, live corals and amazing marine life. Just grab a mask & snorkel, step out from the beach and you’re away. A secluded island picnic is another way to spend your time a resort boat can be arranged to take you to a nearby deserted island where you can snorkel and sunbathe.

World-class Surfing at nearby, world-famous Frigate Passage!
Voted one of the best two waves in Fiji! …just a short distance from Beqa Lagoon Resort.

Kayaking – Single or double kayaks are available to explore the neighboring islands and beautiful beaches of Beqa Island.

If you are into power motor sports, we can offer you water skiing or tube riding.

Excellent deep sea fishing also available

Island hopping is another option – we’ll provide you with a boat and driver, and you are the only one who chooses the direction!

An island picnic is another way to spend your time – our boat will take you to a tiny island, where you can snorkel and beachcomb…

Hiking – hike to a waterfall …visit the local villages… or see the WWII American gun site.

Play volleyball, horseshoes or croquet…

Whitewater Rafting is truly spectacular on the nearby Navua and Luva rivers.  Together with Rivers Fiji we offer a wide selection of trips…

Bird watching – Beqa has one of the greatest varieties of species in Fiji

Other activities include cultural visits to the local villages.

 

BEQA LAGOON RESORT

Voted Top Diving Resort in the World!

Rodales Scuba Diving Magazine – 2002

This beautiful and intimate resort features 25 deluxe, private air-conditioned villas (called bures) spread out beneath the lush tropical landscape. Each of these generously sized mini-suites are beautifully appointed with traditional island décor.

12 stunning beachfront bures* grace the shoreline, each with their own private courtyard, large sundeck and cool plunge pool. One of the beachfront bures is designated as our honeymoon bure featuring premium ocean view, upgraded contemporary interior and even a romantic outdoor shower.

Some of the charming bures surround our koi pond and 3 very private bures are tucked away in the garden.

For families or groups, there are 4 comfortable and spacious two-bedroom bures. Each of these are about 1,000 square feet with 2 private bedrooms and a large living and dining room area. Enjoy ocean views from your private patio or balcony!

* Please note that we cannot possibly guarantee a beachfront burre to everyone in our CME group. They will be assigned on a first-come basis based on the date you first register for the conference.

Departure Dates:

2018 Dates
February 1-10, 2018

 

Trip Length: 8 Days, 2 days of Travel
Trip Price:

Trip cost: $3399* INCLUDES ALL LODGING, MEALS, AND ROUND TRIP AIRFARE FROM LA!

*does not include airline fuel surcharges. These may vary at the time of purchase. They have typically been running $500-$550

Includes Round trip land and water transfers TO BEQA ISLAND from Nadi airport

Additional CME Cost: $695 (16 hrs Category I CME)

Seven (7) nights accommodations – Beqa Lagoon Resort

Resort inclusions:
All meals and snacks (bottled beverages and alcohol additional)
Unlimited shore diving
Use of kayaks

Deposit: $600

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