Wilderness Medicine CME Fiji Multi-Sport and SCUBA Adventure

8 Days
From $2,745

Wilderness Medicine CME Fiji Multi-Sport and SCUBA Adventure

This exciting Wilderness and Marine Medicine continuing medical education (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. 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.

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. 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 Hours AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits

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

CME ACCREDITATION INFORMATION
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and Wilderness and Travel Medicine. The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES

SCUBA Diving – 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. 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.

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

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…

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

The Lali Resort Spa – Fantastic staff with wonderful massage and spa treatments! Spa Menu available upon request.

Paddle Boarding – Explore the neighboring islands and beautiful beaches of Beqa Island by Stand Up Paddle Board!

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:

2025
January 25 – February 1

Trip Length: 8 Days
Trip Price:

2025 Trip Cost:
$2,745 per person, based on double occupancy

INCLUDES ALL LODGING and MEALS!

Includes Round trip land and water transfers TO BEQA ISLAND from Nadi airport, if you make the scheduled group transfers*

Additional CME Cost: $789 (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

Package of Five (5) Days of 2 tank boat diving (10 tanks total per person) including tanks, weights, belt, dive guide, and refreshments for $550.

Booking Flights (review prior to booking):

You will need to make your own R/T travel arrangements from home to Nadi International Airport (NAN) in Fiji. Nadi is located on the west side of the main island of Viti Levu.

Many clients choose the direct Fiji Airways flights from Los Angeles to Nadi (FJ811 from LAX- NAN / FJ810 from NAN-LAX), which takes about 11 hours. You will cross the international dateline traveling from the US to Fiji (“Day One” of our trip, is the day to arrive NAN in Fiji). Please schedule your flight home from Fiji to depart no earlier than 2:00 PM.

You will take both a ground and water transfer to Beqa Island. Ground transfers are provided from NAN to the ferry dock at 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM. It takes about 2 1⁄2 hours driving along the beautiful coral coast by vehicle.

The boat transfers to the island depart the ferry dock at 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM, and take about 45 minutes. You will make a wet landing when you arrive, needing to wade into water possibly calf deep. Please dress accordingly. The staff will handle your luggage and assist with registration.

If you miss the last transfer from NAN to the ferry dock at 2:00 PM, you will need to stay at a hotel nearby the airport at your expense, and be picked up the next day for the transfer to the resort. Some hotel options are Tokatoka Resort, Fiji Gateway Hotel, Nalagi, Tanoa, and Novotel Nadi. If this occurs, please contact Bio Bio Expeditions and Beqa Lagoon Resort.

Deposit: $1,000

Booking Flights (review prior to booking):

You will need to make your own R/T travel arrangements from home to Nadi International Airport (NAN) in Fiji. Nadi is located on the west side of the main island of Viti Levu.

Many clients choose the direct Fiji Airways flights from Los Angeles to Nadi (FJ811 from LAX- NAN / FJ810 from NAN-LAX), which takes about 11 hours. You will cross the international dateline traveling from the US to Fiji (“Day One” of our trip, is the day to arrive NAN in Fiji). Please schedule your flight home from Fiji to depart no earlier than 2:00 PM.

You will take both a ground and water transfer to Beqa Island. Ground transfers are provided from NAN to the ferry dock at 7:00 AM and 2:00 PM. It takes about 2 1⁄2 hours driving along the beautiful coral coast by vehicle.

The boat transfers to the island depart the ferry dock at 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM, and take about 45 minutes. You will make a wet landing when you arrive, needing to wade into water possibly calf deep. Please dress accordingly. The staff will handle your luggage and assist with registration.

If you miss the last transfer from NAN to the ferry dock at 2:00 PM, you will need to stay at a hotel nearby the airport at your expense, and be picked up the next day for the transfer to the resort. Some hotel options are Tokatoka Resort, Fiji Gateway Hotel, Nalagi, Tanoa, and Novotel Nadi. If this occurs, please contact Bio Bio Expeditions and Beqa Lagoon Resort.

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3 reviews for Wilderness Medicine CME Fiji Multi-Sport and SCUBA Adventure

  1. Please comment on your overall impression of the trip. Did it meet your expectations?
    The entire trip was wonderful. Both Larry & Sheryl provided concierge level advice and help throughout the stay. The staff at the resort was welcoming and kind. My wife and I really miss Fiji
    What did you think about the quality and the knowledge of your guide staff?
    Off the charts- fantastic!
    Please share with us any improvements you would suggest for future trips.
    Nope. My wife is the medical person, but I enjoyed attending all of the lectures.
    Would you consider traveling with Bio Bio Expeditions again? If so, which trips interest you most?
    We are going to the Galapagos in two months – so, yes we would definitely travel with BioBio again
    If you were to tell a friend or colleague about your overall experience on this trip, what would you say?
    Don’t let the distance to Fiji discourage you because the experience was absolutely magic
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  2. Please comment on your overall impression of the trip. Did it meet your expectations?
    yes! this is my second trip with you guys and it was just as amazing as the first. well thought out, great place, great content, and with COVID you guys were so awesome, I was so worried about the timing of everything and it was so well planned, detailed and thought out! can’t say enough about you guys!!
    What did you think about the quality and the knowledge of your guide staff?
    Off the charts- fantastic!
    Please share with us any improvements you would suggest for future trips.
    I would like one more credit…its hard for me to get anything under 16 credits approved.
    Would you consider traveling with Bio Bio Expeditions again? If so, which trips interest you most?
    Hell yes!! I want to go back to the Galapagos, the safari, and Patagonia
    If you were to tell a friend or colleague about your overall experience on this trip, what would you say?
    perfect trip! I have told so many people about this CME, that one of my old colleagues I hadn’t seen in 4 years was ON this trip! she said it was because I told her how awesome my last trip was.

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  3. Fiji CME 2022:
    -these are the best CME. great trip, location, and CME, what more do you want
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