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everything very clearly. There are hundreds of species of fish. In the deeper regions offshore, many people have spotted dolphins, tuna, pilot whales, sailfish, marlin, manta rays, and many other species of fish. The only thing is that you must be certified, and you must bring your own regulator, there is rental available, and dive card. They will provide you with all of the equipment that you will need, as well as professional direction from their very well informed staff. Deep-sea fishing trips are scheduled to go out every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The fishing boat is a 36-ft. dual hull catamaran, ?Manta Ray?. Most of the catches include fish such as yellow fin tuna, trevally, wahoo, Spanish mackerel, mahi mahi, barracuda, shark, skipjack tuna, rainbow runner, and the

occasional sailfish. Turtle Island does not provide instruction for fly-fishing, and you would have to bring your own equipment. Turtle also has activities such as sailing, windsurfing, sunset cruises, kayaking, and snorkeling. Some of the things provided for you to do on land are horseback riding, mountain bike riding, visits to native villages, champagne picnic lunches, hiking, and hammocking. If you are a nature lover, Turtle Island is the place to go. Travel Magazine says ?Turtle Island is a nature-lovers paradise?. Many of the hiking paths lead meander through the grassy highlands with breath-taking views. Also there are numerous groves of coconuts, bananas, mangos, and papayas. There are also paths that lead to magnificent views of the tropical rainforest. There are many

species around on Turtle Island such as, parrots, doves, fifteen different species of butterflies and that rare and endangered-banded iguana. Hikers have nothing to fear though, because ?Pacific Island Monthly? reported that Fiji has ?the safest tropical rain forest on the planet.? Scientists say that the preservation of Turtle Island?s native and wildlife and habitats, makes the resort a great model for eco-tourism. Richard Evanson has been conducting large projects like a huge reforestation program, 300,000 trees have been planted on the island in the last 26 years. They are very concerned about preserving the Island, because it has such a natural beauty to it. There is a three-acre vegetable garden, which supplies the island with fresh vegetables. Turtle Island is also deeply

concerned for the well being of its sea turtles; Evanson has started a campaign to save the endangered sea turtles. Environmental audits, concluded that ?Turtle Island is a precious gift of mature and something to me treasured and protected…? When you are booking a flight to Turtle Island, Fiji, you can either do it through Turtle Island or you can do it your self. Say for instance you were going to leave on March 30, 2001 for two weeks at Turtle Island, the price would be about $1,478.00 plus $65 Fijian Tax. The time you would be in the air, including all of the layovers, would be about 18 hours and 45 minutes. An example of the trip to Turtle Island would be if you took Northwest Airlines flight 945. If you left on March 30, from Seattle at 2:40, you would arrive at 6:41

p.m., (Hawaii Time) in Honolulu. Once you arrived at the airport you would have a 3 hour and 40 minute layover. Then you would change to a different airline, Air Pacific flight 821. The departure time would be 12:40 (March 31, the next day) a.m., and arrive at 5:25 a.m. (April 1st) in Nadi, Fiji. During all of the flying you would loose a day, because, you would be going through two time changes. The time change from Seattle to Honolulu is two hours, so if it were 3 o?clock Seattle time it would be 1 o?clock Honolulu time. Then there is another time change from Honolulu to Nadi, which is another two hours, for instance, it?s 1 o?clock in Honolulu, so that means that it would be 11 o?clock in Nadi. From Nadi, Fiji, Turtle Island has a seaplane that would pick you up there and you

would arrive at Turtle Island about 30 minutes later. When you arrive you will be greeted by the whole Turtle Island Resort Staff. Also when it is your turn to leave, you?ll find everyone at the dock to bid you farewell. Also when you are leaving from Nadi on your way home, there is an airport departure tax. It is collected previous to your departure, so be sure to keep $20 per person in hand when you are leaving. Being a five star resort, your stay at Turtle Island will not come cheap. All of the charges include the cost for your private two-room beachfront cottage, all meals, and all beverages including their fine wines, all activities, and also your laundry services. Rates for All-Inclusive Package is per person per day are broken down as follows: Bure Type Accommodation Food,