Fiji is the home of outrageously colourful and lively reefs. This is a wide angle view of the top of a coral bommie – a vertical, slim pinnacle that rises up from the sea floor. In parts of Fiji, these bommies are encrusted with both healthy hard corals and gorgeous soft coral gardens. Add to that beautiful scene swarms of orange and pink anthias, and you find yourself dropping your jaw a bit (hopefully not so much that your regulator falls out ;^) and just hanging there, sucking in the view.
This bommie was captured on a live aboard trip on the N’aia, one of the nicest boats we’ve had the pleasure to dive from. This picturesque site is in the northeast part of the Vatu-i-Ra waters – the strait between the large southern island of Viti Levu, and the large northern island of Vanua Levu.