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Uepi Island Resort

"The Islands Lost in Time" often described as "the Last Frontier of the Pacific".

Uepi Island is located among cultivated gardens at the eastern end of the 2.5km long island on the edge of the Marovo Lagoon. One side of the island is fringed with sandy beaches lapped by crystal clear waters whilst the other side has a wall of uplifted volcanic rocks encrusted with corals, forming a fringing reef and a “drop-off” of approximately 2,000 metres deep. Uepi accommodation is bungalow style with six detached bungalows, two semi-detached units and two semi-detached guest rooms accommodating a maximum number of 28 guests. Four bungalows are positioned on the beachfront, two bungalows are set back a few metres in the beautiful gardens. The semi-detached accommodations are set on a slightly risen part of the resort offering excellent views of the Marovo Lagoon, all within immediate walking distance from the sandy beaches and fringing reef areas.

Because of its location, the Uepi Island Resort offers action packed, stress free holidays. A world class house reef is only minutes away from your accommodation, providing a venue for unlimited free snorkelling, safely catering for guests of all levels of experience. Other snorkelling sites are just a short boat ride or extended walk away. Scuba diving is fully catered for by the on-site SSI dive centre offering a range of courses as well as shore and boat diving trips on a daily basis.

Other activities around the Uepi Island include sea kayaking, fishing, jungle trails and various cultural activities giving you the opportunity to visit local villages where the Marovo people will introduce you into their traditional everyday life.

Meals are included and prepared by talented local chefs and are a highlight of your stay. Breakfast and the evening meals are served in the main dining room overlooking Charapoana Passage, while lunches are delivered to your room. All meals are based on fresh locally grown organic produce and seafood sourced from local villages.

Please note:
Divers will not be permitted to dive without DAN Evacuation Insurance or equivalent. This insurance must be purchased before you arrive on the island. Certification cards must be presented to the dive centre on the first day of diving and the use of a dive computer is mandatory.

Board Basis

  • Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
Beachfront Bungalow

Beachfront Bungalows

The 6 beachfront bungalows are just steps away from the Morovo Lagoon ideal for couples and honeymooners. Rooms consist of twin or king size beds and the large lodge has a desk area, perfect for processing all the underwater images you have taken during the day.

  • Fan
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Mini Fridge
  • Hammock
  • Private Balcony
Garden Bungalow

Garden Bungalows

There are 2 timber bungalows set a little way back from the water’s edge in their own garden setting but with easy access to the beach. Each bungalow has a king size bed (or twin share if required, a set of chairs and a coffee table. The large shaded deck area has its own outdoor furniture and hammock for you to relax and unwind after a day’s diving.

  • Fan
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Mini Fridge
  • Hammock
  • Private Balcony
Guest Rooms

Guest Rooms

The 2 guest rooms are located on a slightly risen part of the resort offering beautiful views of the lagoon. 7A, the bigger room has en-suite facilities, spacious kitchenette and a king size bed whilst 7B is slightly smaller with en-suite facilities and a double and a single bed.

  • Fan
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Mini Fridge
  • Hammock
  • Private Balcony

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Uepi Dive

Uepi Island Resort

Uepi offers the unique opportunity to dive first-class sites that are only minutes away from the dive shop; conveniently located either off the edge of the island or just a short boat trip away.

Diving at Uepi is based on multi-level planning, beginning at 30 metres or less and ascending slowly throughout the dive, so dive computers are required. It is common to stay in the water for an hour or so on each dive because the top 5-10 metres have endless species to discover allowing you to get maximum value from each dive. Rarely will you view such diverse concentrations of marine life in such a varied environment, ranging from lagoonal coral gardens to vertical drop-offs into 2000 metres of ocean (The Slot), mostly within the confines of a three kilometre stretch of reef.

Divers will not be permitted to dive without DAN Evacuation Insurance Cover or equivalent. This insurance must be purchased before you arrive on the island. Certification cards and use of a dive computer is mandatory.

Rates below apply to shore dives, night dives and boat dives on Uepi Island sites. The majority of expense for diving at Uepi relates to the cost of maintaining the reef and environs as well as providing dive guides and a dive facility in such an isolated area.

PADI Deep Diver

Explore deeper dive sites with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130ft. Learn to manage your gas supply, go over buddy contact procedures, and buoyancy control.

Your training starts by reviewing reasons for deep diving and how important it is to know your personal limits. During four deep dives with your instructor, you’ll go over:

PADI Night Diver

The underwater world changes as day creatures retire & nocturnal organisms emerge. If you've wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, enrol in the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.

Scuba diving at night teaches you to focus on what you can see in your light’s beam, on controlling your buoyancy by feel, on staying with your buddy and on paying attention to details you may overlook during the day. During three night dives, you’ll practice:

PADI Underwater Navigator

Fine-tune your underwater observation skills and learn to use your compass more accurately. This course may count towards college credit, ask your instructor.

You’ll learn the tools of the trade, including navigation using natural clues and by following compass headings. During three scuba dives, you’ll practice:

PADI Search and Recovery Diver

Retrieve lost items that have fallen overboard or over a dock. Learn effective swimming patterns and using a lift bag for heavy objects.

Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn. During four scuba dives you’ll practice:

PADI Boat Diver

This course helps you expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboard. You'll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat.

The PADI Boat Diver course will expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboard. You’ll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat in your local area and learn :

PADI Equipment Specialist

Learn to manage basic scuba diving equipment repairs and adjustments. Understand routine care and maintenance procedures and how dive gear works.

You’ll learn about routine care and maintenance procedures as well as scuba equipment storage recommendations. Your instructor will show you how to overcome some common equipment problems and offer equipment configuration suggestions. You may even get to jump into the water to try new or unfamiliar equipment.

PADI Digital Underwater Photographer

The most popular diving specialties course. It’s easy and fun to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures.

Through hands-on training during two scuba dives and guidance from your PADI Professional, you’ll discover:

PADI Divemaster

Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world.

The PADI Dive master course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, water skills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include: